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Drakkhen ROM

Drakkhen rom

The Drakkhen ROM is available to play for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This game is the US English version and can be played using the BSNES or HIGAN (SNES) Emulator on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS devices.


Drakkhen is an early-3D role-playing video game, initially developed and published by Infogrames for the Amiga and Atari ST, and subsequently ported to several other platforms, including MS-DOS and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a very early game in the North American SNES library, and as such, received almost universal coverage in previews of the then-upcoming SNES in gaming magazines of 1990 and early 1991.

Additional Information

The storyline for the SNES game is the result of a broken translation and rewrite of the original, as well as lack of supplemental stories. Drakkhen was developed by a French team, which was then translated into Japanese for the Super Famicom, which was then translated to English and further rewritten with help from the original French developers.

To exemplify the telephone effect of all this, the original game contained a French translation of an Emily Dickinson poem as quoted by a mysterious wizard, and that French translation of an English poem was then translated further into Japanese for the Super Famicom version, and then translated again back into English from Japanese. The version of the Dickinson poem that survived into the SNES version of the game is almost unrecognizable and difficult to comprehend. A player may freely travel the entirety of Drakkhen’s game world not long after beginning a new game, although this can be unwise in practice.

Chance encounters with hostile monsters are regular, but in contrast to other RPGs, the player may be attacked while stationary. All battles are automated by default but allow the player to micromanage their four combatants. The player is given time to focus on the real-time tactics of each enemy encounter, such as activating defense magic, moving around, or switching weapons on the fly. The player’s party may also be accosted at night when viewing constellations in the sky, or any time after bumping into a half-buried urn.

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Release Date

September 1991


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List of Game Genie Codes for Drakkhen

  1. Protection from Some Attacks
  2. Magic Points Restored 50 Points at a Time While Player is on Screen
  3. Magic Points Restored 10 Points at a Time While Player is on Screen
  4. Magic Points Do Not Decrease Except in Battle