Wouldn’t it be great to soar through the sky as a powerful dragon, feeling the wind whipping at your scales, and spitting out fireballs whenever something tries to get in the way of your peaceful voyage? Well now you’ll actually get to see what that’s like in Dragon Season, a quirky and colorful take on the endless running genre, where the skies are your friend, and the seasons are always in full bloom. But while the idea for the game is certainly cute, it won’t be long before your dragon starts to lose a little bit of the steam that’s powering up all of those fireballs. Boy, are my wings tired!
At its core, Dragon Season is a 2D sidescrolling endless flier, as players guide a cutesy red dragon through a medieval landscape, collecting coins and breathing fire along the way. The flying mechanics might take a little getting used to at first, as your dragon moves upward in a curvy arc when ascending, and this can feel a little choppy for players who are just starting out on their dragon careers. You’ll eventually fall into a groove though of tapping and holding on the screen when you want to gain altitude, and then quickly releasing your hold to drop back down and remain somewhere in the middle of the area.
You can even run along the ground at times, so long as you find a clear stretch of land to do it on, and this proves to be another unique twist to the “don’t touch the ground” formula in traditional endless flier experiences. Another button on the lower left-hand side of the screen allows you to shoot a fireball from your mouth, which comes in handy for blasting away the large chunks of castle walls that serve as obstacles throughout your adventure. All of these things are brought to life through a colorful art scheme, which incorporates just the right amount of blockiness and cartoony character designs to give Dragon Season a rich and lighthearted personality. Read more »