Great Dragon (Великий Dракон, note the English "D" used in the title) was an infamous console gaming magazine which started existing in April, 1995 and kept releasing new and new issues right until 2003. It was named after a former Video-Uss Dendy author, who also became one of the resident authors in GD magazine. It also inherits a lot of sections and designs previously used in Video-Uss Dendy.
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|Name||Description||Appearances||Games/events covered during the start||Bootlegs covered|
|8-bit*||Reviewed and guided NES/Famicom/Dendy games. GameBoy games, despite also being 8-bit, have a separate section.||Appeared previously on Video-Uss Dendy. In GD, appeared in every single issue, except the last two.||Video-Uss Dendy era: Super Mario Bros, Mach Rider, Operation Wolf.||Street Fighter II: The World Warrior*, Dian Shi Ma Li* (mentioned in No Problem! section), Somari, Garou Densetsu Special, Samurai Shodown, Super Contra 7, Mortal Kombat II (mentioned in MKIIS review), Mortal Kombat II Special, Ture MK3, Super Lion King, Aladdin (Hummer Team), Super Boogerman, Boogerman II: The Final Adventure, Earthworm Jim 2 (Super Game), Earthworm Jim 2 (Shin-Shin), Earthworm Jim 3|
|16-bit*||Reviewed and guided MegaDrive and SNES games.||Appeared previously on Video-Uss Dendy, starting from issue 6 for MegaDrive. In GD, appeared in every single issue.||Commandos, Sonic the Hedgehog (SNES).|
Reviewed and guided GameBoy games.
|PlayStation||Reviewed and guided PlayStation games.||First appeared in GD, starting from issue 36 [?].||
Pandemonium!, Crash Bandicoot, Rage Racer.
|No original bootleg games as such, despite they actually existed. The magazine opened a series of rants about shoddy bootleg translations of games to Russian, however.|
News&newS (Новости и новинки)
|Exactly what it's supposed to be.||N/A for the gaming industry news. However, one of the earlier issues mentioned Aladdin and Lion King as new games that "may make your game collection look brighter".|
The Ring (Ринг)
|A detail-by-detail comparision of two look-alike games and then deciding which one of these two is better.||Earthworm Jim 2 (Super Game) VS Earthworm Jim 2 (Shin-Shin); Super Boogerman VS Boogerman II: The Final Adventure.|
- * Appeared in Video-Uss Dendy previously.