Panzer Dragoon Mini is a Game Gear game exclusively released to Japan in 1996. It is a spin-off to the main Panzer Dragoon video game series. The game has simple 8-bit rail shooter gameplay, cartoon-like visuals (rather than the traditional Panzer Dragoon style), and enemy designs and background tunes borrowed from the original Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon Zwei. It features no storyline.
One version of Panzer Dragoon Mini was released, the NTSC-J version.
Panzer Dragoon Mini is a rare game; it presumably had a short production run. The Game Gear handheld was renamed the “Kid’s Gear” in Japan by this time, which explains those words on the box. While the game is exclusive to Japan, it can still play on a non-Japanese Game Gear
|Panzer Dragoon series|
|Original series||Panzer Dragoon (PC conversion • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 27) • II Zwei • Saga • Orta|
|Remakes||Panzer Dragoon: Remake • II Zwei: Remake • Voyage Record|
|Handheld games||Mini • Tiger Electronics|
|Non-Panzer Dragoon games||Crimson Dragon • Crimson Dragon: Side Story|
|Developers||Team Andromeda • Smilebit • Land Ho • MegaPixel Studio • Wildman, Inc|
|Publishers||Sega • Forever Entertainment • TA Publishing • Wildman, Inc|
|Staff||Yukio Futatsugi • Tomohiro Kondo • Akihiko Mukaiyama • Haruto Watanabe|