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This version of Dragon's Lair is a departure from the earlier arcade titles of the same name. Instead of recreating the original arcade experience, the game now focuses on action/platforming elements, not dissimilar to Konami's Castlevania games.

The story begins with our hero, Dirk the Daring, on a quest to rescue the Princess Daphne from the evil dragon, Singe. However, before he can rescue the princess, he must first overcome 24 levels filled with enemies and obstacles. Fortunately, Dirk has both his trusty sword and the ability to used ranged weapons (axes, knives, & shuriken) at his disposal.


Dragon's Lair SNES Attractive scenery
Dragon's Lair SNES Japanese Options Screen
Dragon's Lair SNES Japanese Title Screen
Dragon's Lair SNES US Main Menu

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Dragon's Lair Magazine Advertisement
Dragon's Lair Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Dragon's Magic" -- Japanese Title
  • "ドラゴンス マジック" -- Japanese Spelling

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Critic Reviews

N-Force Oct, 1992 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine Dec, 1992 83.5 out of 100 84
Play Time Mar, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Mar, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Dec, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Mega Fun Jan, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1993 20 out of 40 50
1UP! Feb 29, 2008 43 out of 100 43
The Video Game Critic May 19, 2010 D 25


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Freeman (64301) added Dragon's Lair (SNES) on Jun 13, 2004