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Dragon's Lair

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Atari ST
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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 He was even tasting some stuff...
Dragon's Lair DOS Title Screen
Dragon's Lair Amiga Even in the underground tunnels...
Dragon's Lair Amiga At the end there was a guardian...

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Bizarre DOS WizardX (116)

The Press Says

Tilt Amiga Nov, 1989 15 out of 20 75
Tilt DOS May, 1990 13 out of 20 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 473 out of 1000 47
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1989 40 out of 100 40
Power Play DOS May, 1990 25 out of 100 25


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