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Dragon's Lair

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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 iPhone Something sinister is yet to come.
Dragon's Lair 3DO Aaack!
Dragon's Lair DOS Dirk the Daring, looking just like you remember him from the arcade, now in your own home
Dragon's Lair 3DO Get ready to move...

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. 3DO Ryan Kelly (10)
Embarassing Lair SEGA CD ETJB (447)
An stand alone DVD extra iPhone VVP (139)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA CD Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Touch Arcade iPhone Dec 06, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) CD-i Aug, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70
XboxAddict Xbox 360 Jun 08, 2012 65 out of 100 65
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Jul 18, 2003 C 50
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 45 out of 100 45
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 29, 2010 4.5 out of 10 45
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Jul 12, 2011 8 out of 20 40
Game Watcher Xbox 360 2012 4 out of 10 40

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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.

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