DescriptionOriginally 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.
- "龙穴历险记 " -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Логово дракона: Побег из замка Синджа" -- Russian spelling
- "Dragon's Lair CD-ROM" -- DOS title
Part of the Following Groups
- Don Bluth / Readysoft interactive movies
- Dragon's Lair series and versions
- Gameplay feature: Quick Time Events / QTEs
- Games made into comics
- Video games turned into board / card games
|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
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation 3||Aug 04, 2009||B+||83|
|Consoles Plus||3DO||May, 1994||82 out of 100||82|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||CD-i||Aug, 1994||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Zero||3DO||Apr, 1995||69 out of 100||69|
|The Video Game Critic||Jaguar||Oct 18, 2000||B-||67|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SEGA CD||Feb, 1994||6.2 out of 10||62|
|IGN||PlayStation 3||Nov 29, 2010||4.5 out of 10||45|
|XGN||Xbox 360||Jul 12, 2012||3 out of 10||30|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Jun, 1994||25 out of 100||25|
|Joystick (French)||CD-i||Sep, 1994||20 out of 100||20|
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1001 Video GamesThe 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 GameMilton Bradley released a Dragon's Lair boardgame conversion in 1983.
CartoonThis 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.
PortsDragon'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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