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Dirk the Daring was 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 limitations of the computers at the time, this conversion of the coin-op arcade game, Dragon's Lair only features the first half of the game, which consists of entering Singe's Castle and encountering the dragon. The adventures are continued in a second part which completes the conversion of the arcade game.

Dirk the Daring is controlled by the player, who views Dirk's actions on the screen from a third-person visual. 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 Amiga And there was also Daphne...
Dragon's Lair Atari ST Avoiding the lit floor panels
Dragon's Lair DOS opening sequence
Dragon's Lair Amiga Finally he reached a room that might look like a step in the right direction.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair" -- Amiga title/DOS in-game title

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Critic Reviews

ST/Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1989 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Tilt DOS May, 1990 13 out of 20 65
Tilt Atari ST Sep, 1990 13 out of 20 65
The One Amiga Feb, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1989 51 out of 100 51
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1990 5.6 out of 12 47
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 473 out of 1000 47
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS May, 1990 447 out of 1000 45
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1989 40 out of 100 40


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