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Dragon's Lair (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dragon's Lair DOS Setup options and copyright notice
Fine tuning to your system (usually dosbox) can take hours to perform- just skip it.
Dragon's Lair DOS Dirk the Daring, looking just like you remember him from the arcade, now in your own home
Dragon's Lair DOS careful Dirk!
Dragon's Lair DOS Demo Sequence

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

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The Press Says

PC Gamer Aug, 1994 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) May, 1994 45 out of 100 45
PC Gamer UK Jun, 1994 26 out of 100 26
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1994 25 out of 100 25

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Trivia

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.

Cartoon

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.

Ports

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.

Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual, Satoshi Kunsai and FatherJack.
Jeff Sinasac (315) added Dragon's Lair (DOS) on May 27, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (30546), Corn Popper (69505), Lain Crowley (5413), Kartanym (10780), Sciere (245695), Kabushi (120913), Opipeuter (16448), Pseudo_Intellectual (44368), Satoshi Kunsai (1816), Ben K (23018) and clint basinger (175)