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Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

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Title Screen

Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

Also known as: Dragon Spirit: Aratanaru Densetsu (JP)
Developers: Namco, Now Production
Publishers: Namco (JP), Bandai (US)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: April 14, 1989
Released in US: June 1990


SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


A dragon travels through the world's history! Yeah, it's like that.

Sound Test

Awww, look at all the numbers

At the title screen, hold A + B + Up on Controller 2 and press Reset.

Level Select

Nesdragonspi-levelselect.png

Enter the Sound Test mode. Then press Up, Up, B, Down, Down, B on the second controller. Another pair of numbers will appear under the sound index numbers. Use the D-Pad on the second controller to select the starting level.

Regional Differences

In the Japanese version, press Select 20 times at the good ending scene where Iris is riding on top of the Dragon's head to lift her skirt up. The code was removed in the USA version of the game, but the upskirt graphics are still present inside the ROM.

Japanese/US scene Japanese Only
Press Select 20 times... To see panties and a dragon drooling.

The Maidens

For a long time, the requirements for the maidens to appear after each area have remained a mystery, but thanks to Famicomall, it has been solved. Normally when you beat an Area, the maiden is rescued, but she appears as a shadow. However, if you fulfill the following conditions, they'll show up, give you a different message and will grant some help. However, it doesn't change the story or ending if you "rescue" them or not.

Blue Dragon route:

  • Area 1: The maiden always appears, leaves a message.
  • Area 2: Appears if your Firepower is below three, restores your energy.
  • Area 3: Appears at random (50% chance), gives a 1up.
  • Area 4: Appears if your Dragon has less than three heads, restores energy.
  • Area 5: Appears at random (50% chance), gives a 1up.
  • Area 6: Appears if your Dragon has less than three heads, restores energy.


(Source: FamicomALL, translation by J_Taishu)