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As a child of the eighties, I have a special nostalgic attachment to Dragon’s Lair. This sword cuts both ways, though. I am decidedly less tolerant of a bad port. The iPhone edition of Dragon’s Lair is excellent, bested only by the Blu-ray edition (which looks insane). Including both the arcade original and home version gives me two ways to play through the game. And I will play through it both ways repeatedly, too, because Dragon’s Lair joins Space Ace as a rare permanent fixture on my iPhone.
The game is well implemented and should be a treat for anyone who remembers the original version. If you ever waited patiently in line for a chance to play the arcade game as Robert Romano (now age 36) did back in the day, this is clearly a "must have" for nostalgia value. At $4.99, it represents the equivalent of 10 plays of the original $.50 arcade game. If you're too young to remember this game, however, it's not one you should buy for the gameplay, but primarily for it's historical significance.
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Worth owning, if only to lay claim to a very unique part of video game history.
Pocket Gamer UK
While arguably an acquired taste, the awe-inspiring animated action boasted by Dragon's Lair is sure to charm you.
So, if you are a fan of these classic QTE games and love Don Bluth cartoons then it doesn’t really matter what score this gets, so stop reading and go get it… as for you this is a 5 star game… For everyone else it’s a 3.5
Making better use of the hardware than most iPhone games, Dragon’s Lair takes advantage of the platform’s video capabilities, making the game a far better value than other handheld alternatives. The game’s excellent presentation values serve to punctuate an already great remake. For fans of the laserdisc original, Dragon’s Lair comes highly recommended.
It's Dragon's Lair. The price is a little steep but if you know what you're in for, it's a really well done port and might be worth the plunge.
Au prix dérisoire où Dragon's Lair est vendu sur iPhone/iPod ou iPad, aucune excuse pour ne pas au moins découvrir ce monument du jeu vidéo. C'est vrai que son gameplay est d'un autre âge, mais il s'agit bien d'un titre ayant posé les bases des QTE, un système repris maintes et maintes fois depuis. Dommage que des soucis de jouabilité viennent entacher le plaisir de le redécouvrir sur les machines d'Apple. A choisir entre les trois versions, optez toutefois pour le jeu sur iPad, plus lisible dans la mesure où vos doigts ne se retrouveront pas en plein milieu de l'écran.