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Dragon Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Dragon

Help to defense the Chinese pagodas from ancient dragons! The only possibility of winning the ancient beast is to decrease the size of his body consisting of multicolored balls so that the dragon will just disappear from the game field. So the task is to make a row of three or more matching balls knocking out the unsuitable balls from the dragon body.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 247 (89%) 32 (11%) 89 comments

Dragon was available as a giveaway on March 12, 2007!

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Help to defense the Chinese pagodas from ancient dragons! The only possibility of winning the ancient beast is to decrease the size of his body consisting of multicolored balls so that the dragon will just disappear from the game field. So the task is to make a row of three or more matching balls knocking out the unsuitable balls from the dragon body.

Dragon can be played in a usual match 3 manner or by making large combinations of matching balls. Everything depends on the player’s will. This creates the unique gameplay, letting you enjoy the Dragon the exact way you want to.

The undeniable advantage of the game is its graphics that is very detailed, eye-filling and that makes to forget the reality and plunge into the dragon hunt. The music of Chinese style makes the authentic atmosphere. Emphasis made on the details and gameplay new approach that’s what distinguishes the game from the analogues.

Features

  • 88 levels to complete
  • 66 awards to achieve
  • 17 bonuses to catch

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 600MHz+ CPU, 128MB RAM

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.robingames.com/games/dragon/

File Size:

13.5 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#89

This is a great repeat from March. Follow the link below to see the 88 comments from then. The game received 91% thumbs up from over 250 votes.
I’ve copied (with a few mnor changes) my own very short contribution:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/dragon/#comments

This is an excellent Zuma/butterfly/luxor clone, with some extra features not found in these games. The graphic’s and music are pleasant, and the game play is excellent, partly because of the extra incentives such as collecting letters to make a “secret” word and collecting coins; both tasks give you extra lives if you attain the targets. These and other power ups make this a very strong game that will definitely be added to my games library, as well as be added to both my children’s computers. They both like this genre of puzzle/strategy game, especially my daughter.
Nice one Robin Games and the GGAotD team. Thank you very much. :D :D :D

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

what did i do wrong. i thought i did everything right when i downloaded this game and now it says i only have 60 minutes left on the game to play.what gives?

Reply   |   Comment by alagirl101  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

Exception: Access Violation (code 0xc0000005) at address 0054817B in thread DC0
Module: Dragon.exe
Logical Address: 0001:0014717B

0012ED8C 0054817B 0001:0014717B Dragon.exe
Params: 043C13A8 043C13B0 0012EDC0 005D4D98

0041B23A 043C13B0 0000:00000000 Dragon.exe
Params: C7CE8B04 FF142444 E8FFFFFF 0015E65E

D076E857 C4830019 0000:00000000 Dragon.exe
Params: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

StackWalk failed (error 0)

EAX:0012E3CC EBX:0446A538 ECX:00000114 EDX:0012E3B4 ESI:044811C8 EDI:0442A620
EIP:0054817B ESP:0012E398 EBP:0012ED8C
CS:001B SS:0023 DS:0023 ES:0023 FS:003B GS:0000
Flags:00010206

Windows Ver: NT 5.1 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
DDraw Ver: 5.03.2600.2180
DSound Ver: 5.3.2600.2180

Product: Dragon
Version: 1.0
Time Loaded: 00:00:25
Fullscreen: Yes
Primary ThreadId: DC0

Reply   |   Comment by mac  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

wonderfull game, all in my family loves it. thanks !

Reply   |   Comment by Håkan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Philosophy of this Game?

This is a cooool Arcade Fantasy where you can do expert shooting and collect prizes instantly while traveling your way along a great and lengthy Chinese Wall. Soothing Oriental tunes permeate your mind as you constantly remind your eyes to blink in an effort to conquer multiple complexities of this alluring game.

Becoming stalled on later round plateaus, I initially question why there were no hints as to how in the heck to get to the next level!
But - that is the true philosophy of the game... by using ricochet, color elimination, and early sequence setups; one might create a strategy and plot how each segment is going to end.

Sending the Dragon back to it's lair using blind luck will have one beat his or her head against a bag full of jeweled goodies to no avail.

The 'twists and turns' are there to insist that you figure it out.
My travel is approaching the final turn of the great wall and I still wonder if more little quirks are going flare up.

Good luck in defeating the Dragon!
I (as well) applaud Giveaway and the creaters of Dragon!!!

Reply   |   Comment by WILLCAPPA  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

It was only my first but I don't think I'll bother doing another review, it doesn't seem to have been a good idea

Reply   |   Comment by Red  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

i'm kicking myself for not getting this one. my kids and i both love zuma type games it helps themm with mouse control and colour matching and give me just enough frustraion to be relaxing...oh well have to download and play the trial

Reply   |   Comment by ronda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Game Seeker: That's a pretty good point you made about people having to come back to this site to argue about BT's reviews. I seem to have overlooked that one. Oh, the irony! The irony!

Reply   |   Comment by lapin blanc  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Re:#76 lapin blanc:
Thanks, appreciate your thoughts. I don't begrudge BladedThoth a bit and his reviews are excellent! It's just that three thoughts occurred when that site appeared.

One, surprised this site allows links to unaffiliated sites solely for reviews of their offerings especially when they already offer space for comments and forums. Were I them, I'd rather folks stay right here to build this business especially if trying to gather as many total hits as possible in order to get better programs here. ;) There's also no direct email link on that site, resulting in people coming back here to argue their opinions of his review of the day. That doesn't solve junk in comments and forums, it only adds to it.

Two, the exploitive aspect of this site's guaranteed audience is a bit cheeky although you're right that people do have a choice to click links or not. But a lot of people here are computer/internet newbies who may think such links are endorsed affiliates which they are not.

Third, figured that soon enough there would be an imitator who would not be able to set up a site as well as BladedThoth and would not be able to turn a phrase as well as BladedThoth either. (Except for his use of "anyways"...pet peeve, it's not a word. :D ) Unfortunately that third one did happen, it was inevitable.

Reply   |   Comment by Game Seeker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Cool game. Nice graphics. If you liked Cenapede, you'll like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Jam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

Great game!!! I am having a ball playing it! Not enough hours in a day to play all the games I download from this site. Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by Linda Vuorela  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Thanx really fun game!

Reply   |   Comment by Brieaux  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Re:#51 Ruth: THese aren not tirals but full versions. You did get the readme.txt and activate.exe along with the setup.exe in the zip file you downloaded. If you set a downloaded zip to run instead of open then you simply never saw the other two files. That can also happen if you use Winzip unpacking software in Wizard mode. Doing either of those things will install software for you, but you never see the rest of what's in the zip and you have to access all of it to register.

If using Winzip, set it to Classic instead of Wizard. The go back and double click on the zip file you downloaded, you will then see other two files and can click on activate.exe which will register the game. If you prefer not to save zips to a dedicated download directory to unpack later than you can use another method that some find easier. When downloading tell your unpacking software to open the file to the DESKTOP. You will then see three icons representing the files, one icon will look like a key. Double click the key to register the game.

Reply   |   Comment by Game Seeker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

To Game Seeker: I have to disagree with you regarding Bladed Thoth's reviews and these comments sections. First, he clearly states that the link takes you to his 15-minute review. no one is "sent" anywhere unless they choose to click it. Second, agree with him or not, at least he doesn't stray from the subject of the game at hand.
You claim there is better and more varied info in the comments and forums sections. The forums haven't been ruined yet, but to find anything helpful in the comments section one must weed through an overgrown field of annoying, useless crap. On the one hand you have the idiots who are compelled to post things like "Woot!! I'm 1st!!" or "This sux!" Even worse are the world-renowned engineers, rocket scientists, and advanced specialists who somehow manage to spend every waking hour on this site waiting for freebies, putting down other people, copying and pasting entire posts so they can dissect them, and regaling everyone with "cute" updates on what games their kids are into. If clicking on an off-site link can spare me from that foolishness, than I won't begrudge Bladed Thoth whatever business he can drum up.
Having vented myself, I would like to also say that I don't mean to lump you in with the knuckleheads I've mentioned. I find your game reviews extremely helpful and informative. I'm just tired of wading though sewage to get to that kind of stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by lapin blanc  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

got the same error that rose did,and don't understand it because i have played the demo version of this game before and didn't have any problems with it.

Reply   |   Comment by ora  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Very well done albeit lots of borrowed concepts from zuma, etc.. The music is WOW! So if the gameplay, of course! Very, very polished game production. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by T Yeoh  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

"Game Seeker" #53 sums it up very well. Good review !
"Thumbs-Up" for this one by me. Thanks for another "keeper" !

Reply   |   Comment by Larry B.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

This one is another great give away! Thank you for all you do to keep this site going! You all are appreciated!

Reply   |   Comment by angelspirit  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

I'm hoping the first part of this was submitted (not that I submitted it, it just jumped somewhere, all on its own!). If so, you get the gist of my comment, think before you write. If not, I will try to ressurrect it and finish it.

Reply   |   Comment by Face  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

I only got the 60 minute trial for some reason. Could someone help me figure out what I did wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Not my kind but il try it!

Reply   |   Comment by RageX  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Keep the great games coming! Way to go GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by TNT  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Good graphics and sounds. Works on Vista. Thanks for a great game.

Reply   |   Comment by patrick  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I guess the game won't play past level 5-6. Oh well, fun while it lasted.

Reply   |   Comment by RLW  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Looks like a great game, thanks GGOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Pamela  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

I scanned Dragon.exe at VirusTotal and here's what I got:

Complete scanning result of "Dragon.exe", received in VirusTotal at 03.13.2007, 01:58:48 (CET).

Antivirus Version Update Result
AntiVir 7.3.1.41 03.12.2007 TR/Crypt.ULPM.Gen
Authentium 4.93.8 03.12.2007 no virus found
Avast 4.7.936.0 03.12.2007 no virus found
AVG 7.5.0.447 03.12.2007 no virus found
BitDefender 7.2 03.12.2007 no virus found
CAT-QuickHeal 9.00 03.12.2007 no virus found
ClamAV devel-20060426 03.13.2007 no virus found
DrWeb 4.33 03.12.2007 no virus found
eSafe 7.0.14.0 03.12.2007 suspicious Trojan/Worm
eTrust-Vet 30.6.3472 03.12.2007 no virus found
Ewido 4.0 03.12.2007 no virus found
FileAdvisor 1 03.13.2007 no virus found
Fortinet 2.85.0.0 03.12.2007 suspicious
F-Prot 4.3.1.45 03.12.2007 no virus found
F-Secure 6.70.13030.0 03.13.2007 no virus found
Ikarus T3.1.1.3 03.12.2007 no virus found
Kaspersky 4.0.2.24 03.13.2007 no virus found
McAfee 4982 03.12.2007 no virus found
Microsoft 1.2306 03.12.2007 no virus found
NOD32v2 2110 03.12.2007 no virus found
Norman 5.80.02 03.12.2007 no virus found
Panda 9.0.0.4 03.12.2007 Suspicious file
Prevx1 V2 03.13.2007 no virus found
Sophos 4.15.0 03.12.2007 no virus found
Sunbelt 2.2.907.0 03.10.2007 VIPRE.Suspicious
Symantec 10 03.13.2007 no virus found
TheHacker 6.1.6.074 03.12.2007 no virus found
UNA 1.83 03.12.2007 no virus found
VBA32 3.11.2 03.12.2007 no virus found
VirusBuster 4.3.19:9 03.12.2007 no virus found

Aditional Information
File size: 936448 bytes
MD5: 94b0b7f76ac6ca5eed70c8f2c5ef940b
SHA1: 65caacce1f52e78a31c921cb9e168add961a9d31

Sunbelt info: VIPRE.Suspicious is a generic detection for potential threats that are deemed suspicious through heuristics.

Reply   |   Comment by 4eyes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Tried this game before. Great game!

Reply   |   Comment by Nad  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Oh my gosh what a COOL game! Thanks a lot GAOTD! I love the dragons -- they're cute :)

Reply   |   Comment by Pao Alexi  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Wow! Very nice GOTD!! I really enjoy this one!

Reply   |   Comment by AE4713  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Yet another game on here that deals with balls didn't they have something already on here for download exactly the same?

Bahh won't make to my hard drive today or any day for that matter just not my cup of tea.

This site should give away a good action game where you run around and go on missions with weapons have not seen something like that for a while here.

Reply   |   Comment by Rogers Torbram Bus 14  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Thank you!
Every day is like chistmas here with a (almost always) gerat game to download for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Veronica  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

This is a full version. Where you unzip everything there, next to the read me is a file that is called activate. Click it. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by sandesnow  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

WooHoo!! I was secretly hoping that you would give away Dragon one day and this morning was like Christmas when I saw the game of the day! I tried the Demo a while back and I really liked it. I've bought Zuma, Luxor Amun, and now I have Butterfly Escape and Dragon to add to the collection. Thanks so much GOTD! Thumbs UP on this one!

Reply   |   Comment by Kim H  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

To Ruth, and the depressingly large number of other people who complain that these are only trial versions:

Instead of just flailing away blindly at the keyboard like Jerry Lee Lewis when you see the word "free", take a moment (and it only takes a moment) to read the simple download instructions. Your impatience is causing you to miss out on some pretty cool games and software.

Reply   |   Comment by lapin blanc  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I love this game. Its great. Finally one I actualy play well. I love the sniper addition. In Zuma when you put a ball in the wrong place you just end up with too many balls. In this game it knocks the other balls out and into a discard tray where they roll back into the firing thingy. Yea!! I love all the little extra rewards that fall, because they are actually catchable. I have been playing all afternoon and have not wanted to quit to write a review. Thanks again for a really cool game!

Reply   |   Comment by carol ann  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

thanks for this game...love this genre..I've acquired a number of free games from this site, and like all the ones I've downloaded

Reply   |   Comment by kayaknut  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Nice Zuma/Luxor type game! Chinese-inspired graphics are beautiful and there's very soothing Asian background music. Supports multiple profiles and saves games by profile. It adds a twist on this type of game by including bonus letters to catch to spell a secret word, many other bonuses as well. The game's strategy is also a bit different.

In the previously offered Butterfly Escape the best strategy was to first create as many combinations from single colored balls in the line as possible, so they could be easily eliminated later. Dragon turns that around, the best strategy in this one is to first eliminate combinations that are already there. Trying to create combinations first, as in Butterfly Escape, has a different effect in Dragon. If other combinations already exist then a new combination is not created by shooting at a single color ball. Instead the ball is knocked out of the line and simply replaced by one of the same color, resulting in no combination created. Knocked out balls fall to the bottom of the screen and settle under the shooter. This is a bit confusing at first but actually results in easier and more relaxed game play.

Another difference in Dragon is to be sure to catch as many bonuses as possible, missing too many or missing critical ones can mean the difference between completing a level or losing it. Knocked out balls figure in this part as well because it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish falling bonuses from falling knocked out balls, especially when playing fast.

Re:#21 Red: Checked out your review, please don't take the following personally as it is sincerely meant to be constructive. Your font is too small, and white text on a black background is more difficult to read especially when using fonts that are too small. It seems a direct copy of BladedThoth's idea from the other site as exactly the same format is used. That made your compliants about lack of originality of today's game seem amusing even though that surely wasn't your intent.

Frankly I find the whole idea of creating one's own site to review programs or games offered by this site to be just a bit unethical. It's little more than an attempt to exploit this site's built-in daily audience in order to gain hits for one's one site. Besides, this site and its sister site already provide comment sections and a forum for it's users to submit reviews, and every review is nothing more than one person's opinion. There's no reason except personal gain to send people to another site to read one person's opinion. Besides, better and more varied info can be found in comments or the forums.

Reply   |   Comment by Game Seeker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

is fantastic

Reply   |   Comment by ronziodimosca  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

My goodness Ruth's Mom.......what if you don't have a read me file OR an activation file? I tried 4 times now and never got either and it IS within the time limit!

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

TR/Crypt.ULPM.Gen says AntiVir... don´t want to install this :)

Reply   |   Comment by Heringsfilet  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

12. Scanned with AVG full edition, no viruses found, neither with Keywords.

Reply   |   Comment by Cameron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Did anyone get this error?

Failed to initialize DirectDraw: RESULT_SURFACE_FAIL CreateSurface
Windowed Primary: DDERR_NOEXCLUSIVEMODE

Reply   |   Comment by Rose  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

During the game installation AntiVir PE Classic reported that the file Dragon.exe is the Trojan horse TR/Crypt.ULPM.Gen. Heringsfilet and User have reportet this too. And User says that KeyWords game has been also under suspision by AntiVir. The game publisher should consider this!

Reply   |   Comment by Vladimir  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

downloaded and installed beautifully. this is one of the more "scenic" versions of this game. the music is great. i think iam keeping this one too. thank-you so very much.

Reply   |   Comment by laura sierra  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Wow Ruth, haven't I taught you anything? Your suppose to run the Activate.exe to get the full free version. If you don't run that program on the giveaway day, your stuck with the trial version. If a giveaway doesn't have an activate.exe to run, then read the readme.txt to find out how to get the full version. Geez.

Reply   |   Comment by RuthsMom  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

So is there a trick that I don't know? It says it is only good for 60 min - what do I do to get it full version? Or do I have to buy it?

Reply   |   Comment by dragonfly  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Very Fun Game - Thank You Meridian'93 and GAOTD Team!

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I'm impressed with this game. It's clever - not just another replay of the 'match 3' games. Great job, designers!

Reply   |   Comment by Nicole  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Attention: Antivirus program says: trojan!

Reply   |   Comment by Heringsfilet  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Whooohooo! I love this game! Reminds me of Zuma, VERY addicting! Thanks for all the great games GGOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by Tonya  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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