The Eight Dragons are a group of antagonists from Game & Watch: Zelda. These powerful Dragons refused to live in peace with mankind and began fighting them in order to rule the world. They kidnapped Princess Zelda and split the Triforce up into eight Shards which they hid in labyrinths throughout the world. Link embarks on a quest to defeat the Eight Dragons, reclaim the Triforce and rescue Princess Zelda.
The Eight Dragons are all fought individually on the top screen of the game at the end of each dungeon. Link has very little room to maneuver when fighting the Dragons. He must dodge their tail and fireball attacks until he can strike the dragon with his Sword or Tomahawk. The speed and difficulty of the Dragons increases as Link progresses through the game.