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Dragon's Lair (SEGA CD)

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Description

Originally 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.

Screenshots

Dragon's Lair SEGA CD Dead hero
Dragon's Lair SEGA CD Title screen
Dragon's Lair SEGA CD Quick, get through the door on the right.
Dragon's Lair SEGA CD Tentacles should get sliced.

Alternate Titles

  • "龙穴历险记 " -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Логово дракона: Побег из замка Синджа" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dragon's Lair CD-ROM" -- DOS title

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User Reviews

Embarassing Lair ETJB (447) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1994 6.2 out of 10 62
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 24, 2011 12 out of 20 60
The Video Game Critic Jul 18, 2003 C 50
Sega-16.com Feb 26, 2007 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The 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 Game

Milton Bradley released a Dragon's Lair boardgame conversion in 1983.

Cartoon

This 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.

Ports

Dragon'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.

Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual, Satoshi Kunsai and FatherJack.
Kartanym (10776) added Dragon's Lair (SEGA CD) on Sep 25, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Jeff Sinasac (315), Charly2.0 (31824), Corn Popper (69757), Lain Crowley (5405), Sciere (263325), Kabushi (125127), Opipeuter (16478), Pseudo_Intellectual (44607), Satoshi Kunsai (1811), Ben K (23102) and clint basinger (180)