Dragon Mix

Platforms: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PC/Compatibles, TI-99/4A

Genres

Main Genre:
Educational
Education:
Math
Visual Presentation:
Fixed / Flip Screen

Overview

Apple II version of Dragon Mix
Apple II version of Dragon Mix

Dragon Mix is an educational game designed for ages 6-15 which was released by DLM initially for the Apple II and later ported to other platforms. Designed to help with multiplication and division skills, players need to help a dragon defend a city from invading aliens.

Gameplay

The city being defended appears on the right side of the screen along with a very large dragon protecting it; the alien invaders appear from the left and attempt to destroy the city. If the aliens get close enough to the city, a building is destroyed; if three buildings are lost the game is over. To successfully defeat the aliens players need to solve the given math problems. The solution appears on the dragon; each of the three aliens displays a potential equation. The dragon shoots fire which moves up and down targeting the aliens one at a time; to stop each fleet, players choose which equation matches the solution and press fire when the dragon is pointed at the correct one. If players are correct, a ”hit“ is awarded and a new alien fleet appears, otherwise the fleet continues it's advance at a faster pace. The game continues either until the city is lost or time runs out. The game can be customized by adjusting the speed of the alien fleet, the range of numbers used in problems, and the time limit.

Credits

Platform: Apple II
Authors: Bill Maxwell, Jerry Chaffin
Platform: Atari 8-bit
Authors: Jerry Chaffin, Bill Maxwell, Barbara Thompson
Atari Version: A. Colebank
Platform: Commodore 64
Authors: Jerry Chaffin, Bill Maxwell, Barbara Thompson
Commodore 64 Version by: Roy A. Leban, Ken Jordan
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Authors: Jerry Chaffin, Bill Maxwell, Barbara Thompson
IBM Personal Computer Version by: Brad J. Nelson
Platform: TI-99/4A
Programmed by: Mary Ann Six
Book developed and written by: Staff members of Texas Instruments Creative Communications

Documentation

Instruction Manual
Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PC/Compatibles
IBM PC Version Addendum
IBM PC/Compatibles
Instruction Manual
TI-99/4A

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