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Dragon's Lair

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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 iPhone Dirk finds him self near the death situations all the time.
Dragon's Lair DOS Dirk the Daring, looking just like you remember him from the arcade, now in your own home
Dragon's Lair iPhone Something sinister is yet to come.
Dragon's Lair 3DO Monsters on the charge.

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)

The Press Says

Génération 4 CD-i Jun, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Dec 18, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70 SEGA CD Jun 24, 2011 12 out of 20 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Jul 18, 2003 C 50
Darkstation Xbox 360 Jun 07, 2012 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Splitkick Xbox 360 May 31, 2012 4 out of 10 40
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Xbox 360 May 18, 2012 3 out of 10 30
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1994 25 out of 100 25
Canadian Online Gamers Network Xbox 360 May 28, 2012 25 out of 100 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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