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Dragon's Lair (3DO)

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Originally released in the arcades as a laserdisc game, Dragon's Lair is an interactive cartoon movie. Players control Dirk the Daring as he struggles his way through a dungeon to fight Singe, the Dragon, and rescue the beautiful Princess Daphne. The game consists of animated scenes, during which the player has to press direction buttons or the sword button in the right moment to trigger the next segment of the movie.


Dragon's Lair 3DO Quick on the sword
Dragon's Lair 3DO Fighting Singe.
Dragon's Lair 3DO Dirk fighting a snake
Dragon's Lair 3DO Princess Daphne

Alternate Titles

  • "龙穴历险记 " -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Логово дракона: Побег из замка Синджа" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dragon's Lair CD-ROM" -- DOS title

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User Reviews

A daring undertaking, to say the least. Ryan Kelly (10) unrated

The Press Says

Consoles Plus May, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Game Zero Apr, 1995 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic Sep 22, 2001 D 25


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Dragon's Lair appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Board Game

Milton Bradley released a Dragon's Lair boardgame conversion in 1983.


This game spawned a Saturday morning cartoon. Before commercial breaks, Dirk would be presented with several options, like jumping for a rope, standing and fighting some goons or taking a right down a tunnel. Upon return from the break the T.V. show would inform the viewer of the results of the various actions with the phrase, "If Dirk had done this..." and a clip showing the demise of the poor adventurer if he'd chosen the wrong path.


Dragon's Lair has been ported to nearly every single console/computer platform under the sun. From the IBM PC to the Amiga...from the NES to the Sega CD...even from the Jaguar CD to DVD players.

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Opipeuter (16476) added Dragon's Lair (3DO) on Mar 03, 2004
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