Dragonriders Of Pern (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Epyx - 1983 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Dragonriders Of Pern
Product ID EPYXS0036
Manufacturer # 644D
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1983
Publisher(s) Epyx
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The official computer game based on the novels by Anne McCaffrey.

The Red Star has once again entered Perns orbit, bringing with it the destructive Thread. As Weyr Leader, you are faced with a two-fold task. First negotiate alliances with Lord Holders and Craftmasters to form the strongest Weyr on Pern. Then once the Thread begins to fall, mount your fire-breathing dragon and shoot down the Thread in a fast paced, joystick-controlled action sequence.

Go "Between" when you or your dragon are wounded in the Thread fight. Negotiate, assassinate, or compromise in the all important strategy sessions. Ask a Craftmaster for assistance in your dealings with the Lord Holders, or go at it alone. Invite prospective allies to a wedding or a dragon hatching. Each of these events are critical to your success. Choose well, the future of your Weyr depends upon it.

All the action and excitement of Anne McCaffrey's books are brought to life in this exciting role playing action/strategy game.

  • Joystick controlled flying dragon.
  • Map, negotiation, and flying screens.
  • Thread-fighting action.
  • 3 Speeds.
  • Joystick and keyboard controlled.
  • One to four players.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K
Supports Joystick Yes

Box Scans



Package Contents




Cheats or Easter Eggs

Technical Notes