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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.


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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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XboxAddict Jun 08, 2012 65 out of 100 65
Cheat Code Central 2012 3.1 out of 5 62 May 31, 2012 5.5 out of 10 55
Darkstation Jun 07, 2012 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Watcher 2012 4 out of 10 40
Splitkick May 31, 2012 4 out of 10 40
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May 18, 2012 3 out of 10 30
Game Informer Magazine May 22, 2012 3 out of 10 30
XGN Jul 12, 2012 3 out of 10 30
Canadian Online Gamers Network May 28, 2012 25 out of 100 25


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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.


The game is said to have cost approximately $3 million to develop. Animator Don Bluth raised $1.2 million. Rich Dyer, the technology inventor and Cinematronics, the machine's manufacturer and distributor, raised the rest.


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.


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. Coleco Industries was the first to acquire the license for a home port in 1983. They paid $2 million for the home console rights and released the game for the Coleco Adam the following year.

Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual, Satoshi Kunsai and FatherJack.

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