|The logo for Drakkhen.|
Subsequently, the two games are very different from each other. In fact, many reviews alternatively praise one and pan the other one.
Drakkhen draws clear inspiration from an earlier French title by Infogrames.
Released in 1984 in Europe only, Mandragore (French for Mandrake) is a precursor of Drakkhen. It features a similar game structure, with an overworld surface connecting several castles; the latter are navigated room-by-room and rendered in an axonometric perspective. The player controls a party of four adventurers belonging to four different classes. The Commodore 64 port was localized in English.
Oméga, planète invisible (French for Omega: Invisible Planet ) is a 1986 science-fiction game that uses the same engine and gameplay of Mandragore. This game was released in France and Germany (as Omega, der geheime Planet), but no English translation exists.
- French titles are written in sentence case.
- German titles are written in sentence case, but in German all nouns are always capitalized.
|1984|| Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO7, MSX
|Oméga, planète invisible
Omega: Invisible Planet
|1986||Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO7||Infogrames||Science-fiction|
|Phalsberg||1986||Commodore 64||Ère Informatique||Fantasy|
|Drakkhen||1989|| Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS, X68000
|Drakkhen II: Dragon View||1994||SNES||Kemco||Fantasy|