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Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle

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Dirk the Daring is a heroic, if clumsy knight. When Princess Daphne was kidnapped by the dragon, Singe, and taken to his castle... Dirk set out to rescue her. Due to a lack of disk and memory space in the systems of the day, the port of the arcade game, Dragon's Lair was split into two parts. The first part covered the half of the game dealing with entering Singe's Castle and saving the Princess. This second part, named Dragon's Lair II: Escape from Singe's Castle completes the game, continuing the adventure of Dirk the Daring after slaying Singe the Dragon.

Dirk the Daring is controlled by the player, who views Dirk's actions on the screen from third-person. The game is reactive and players must press the right controller direction or action button at the right time to have Dirk avoid traps, defeat monsters and otherwise stay alive.


Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle DOS VGA title screen
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle DOS EGA title screen
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle DOS CGA gameplay
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle Atari ST Poor Dirk, a victim of poor castle maintenance

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The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 60 out of 100 60
The One Amiga Apr, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Génération 4 Amiga Apr, 1990 46 out of 100 46
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1992 31 out of 100 31
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 3.6 out of 12 30
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1990 25 out of 100 25


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The game is in fact more footage of the original Dragon's Lair arcade game. There wasn't enough disk space in the first Readysoft re-release, so they put in all of the scenes from the original coin-op that didn't make it in the first game.
Contributed to by Lance Bohy (65), B.L. Stryker (20700) and jeff leyda (1588)