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Challenge of the Dragon

Class: Unlicensed
Publisher: Color Dreams
Developer: Color Dreams
Region: United States (USA)
8  Cart: Very Rare
8  Box: Very Rare
8  Manual: Very Rare
Peripherals: Standard or Compatible Controller
# of Players: 1-Player Single
TV Format: NTSC
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Released: 1990
UPC Code: 0-96962-81014-6
Pak Type:
Blue Cart
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Challenge of the Dragon (Black Version)

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Challenge of the Dragon

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From NintendoAGE

Challenge of the Dragon was released in four (4) different variants:

  • Blue cart with blue back-label
  • Blue cart with black back-label
  • Blue with competition back-label
  • Black with black back-label

Challenge of the Dragon, along with Menace Beach and King Neptune's Adventure, were released in a "competition" form. The boxes (as shown above) would have a gold sticker on the front and the back-label of the carts would have a long description of the rules. The objective of the competition was to find the hidden pot of gold in the first level. Even today, the pot of gold has yet to be claimed. The competition form of the boxes/carts are very rare.

From the Publisher

Are you the Savior spoken of in the ancient legend?

Only your DRAGON STYLE blend of sword and martial arts can aid you now... Your girlfriend has been kidnapped by the dark necromancer. Lightening sears the skies and leaves blows in the wind as you fight your way through 7 perilous worlds of VALKERIES, NINJAS, DRAGONS, and even pesky fireflies waiting to feed on your carcass. Use your incredible acrobatic abilities to outsmart your enemies. Be brave....for ahead lies the CHALLENGE OF THE DRAGON!