Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes is a role-playing game developed by the Nihon Falcom. It is the sixth game in the Dragon Slayer line of games, and the first in The Legend of Heroes series.
It was originally released in 1989 for the NEC PC-8801. Within the next few years it would also be ported to the NEC PC-9801, MSX 2, Sharp X68000, Sega Mega Drive, Super Famicom and the TurboGrafx-CD (PC Engine CD-ROM). A Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes Barcode Battler card set was also released by Epoch Co. in 1992. The PC Engine version was released in the United States for the TurboGrafx-CD and was the only game in the series released in the US until The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion, the PlayStation Portable remake of The Legend of Heroes IV: Akai Shizuku.
In 1995, a version of the game was broadcast exclusively for Japanese markets via the Super Famicom's Satellaview subunit under the name BS Dragon Slayer Eiyu Densetsu. In 1998, a remake of The Legend of Heroes was bundled with a remake of Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II and was released for both the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn.
A Korean conversion of the original PC-9801 version was released for the MS-DOS/IBM PC by Mantra and Samsung in 1996. The Japanese PC edition was released in 1997.
The game's soundtrack was composed by the Falcom Sound Team JDK members Mieko Ishikawa and Masaaki Kawai. The soundtrack for the TurboGrafx-16 version was arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu.