[Games To Play Before You Die] – Dragon’s Fury/Devil Crash MD

It may be a bit biased me adding Dragon’s Fury (released in Japan as Devil Crash MD) to the Games To play Before You Die list but anybody who is a pinball fan or anybody who has ever touched a pinball game or a pinball machine should experience this fantastic title.

The western release was re-titled to 'Dragon's Fury'

The western release was re-titled to ‘Dragon’s Fury’

Dragon’s Fury itself is a reworked port of the PC-Engine/Turbografx-16 title Devil’s Crush which was part of the Crush series of pinball games by Naxat, the rights to releasing international versions of the game were given to Atari division Tengen, they renamed the game to Dragon’s Fury, made a couple of changes and released it across the west.

Get your ball up the top of the main board for mega points!

Get your ball up the top of the main board for mega points!

Now it’s no secret that I absolutely adore this game and there are plenty of reasons for it; the game’s art style is a perfectly crafted uniquely demonic theme (long before Doom popularised the demonic art style,) the game has perfect controls with ball physics that make you feel as though you really do have control over the ball and the game’s soundtrack is one of the greatest soundtracks to ever grace a video game.

Recommended games from the series: Alien Crush (PC-Engine), Jaki Crush (Super Famicom)