Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp
By Dragon's Lair LLC
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Only you, Dirk the Daring, can save Princess Daphne from the clutches of the Evil Wizard Mordroc in this fully animated arcade classic from the legendary animator and director Don Bluth.
It is a dark time in all the land. The Evil Wizard Mordroc has spirited away Princess Daphne to a wrinkle in time, scheming to force her into marriage. As Dirk the Daring, you must race through time to rescue her. A bumbling old time machine (and all the courage you can muster) will transport you on your mission. But you must hurry. Once the Casket of Doom has opened, Mordroc will place the Death Ring upon Daphne’s finger in marriage – and she will be lost forever in the Time Warp!
The responsive and intuitive controls let you play with or without move guides. You can choose to use 3, 5, or even infinite lives. And exclusively with iPhone & iPod touch, you can play through the Original version or the new Director’s Cut, which features an alternate ending!
This latest version includes all new HD videos, with Achievements and Leaderboards through Game Center.
Timing is off
I was happy to see the game on the App Store. It was one of my favorites in the arcade (I could get to the ending in a couple of quarters). This app has some nice features: achievements, the ability to save, original or director's cut, a move guide if it's too difficult.
That being said, I only rated it 4 stars because the input timing is off. In the arcade version, you always had a split-second after the on-screen flash and "chattering" noise to make a move, and this is how I timed all my inputs. In this version, if you haven't entered a move by the time you see the flash, it's too late. This becomes frustrating when you try playing with the move guide off. It's like you have to pre-load Dirk's moves prior to most situations, which sort of destroys the illusion that you're controlling the character.
Could the problem be that I'm using an iPhone 5c? At any rate, a small tweak to the timing would make this game indistinguishable from the arcade version.
An all-time favorite and a classic!
The game is perfect in my opinion. It's exactly like it was in the arcade and exactly how it should be. Nothing more nothing less. Controls work great and the game play is amazingly smooth. I really love that they don't give you the option to just to sit there and watch it like a movie, because that would have totally ruined it. This app is a dream come true for me! :-)
Option to Watch?
My daughter & I are so bummed after a $5 download of Dragon's Lair 2, that "Watching" the entire game from start to finish is not an option like the original Dragon's Lair app. It's her favorite thing to do in the car! Can you please, please incorporate this into a future revision?? Space Ace too?? We would be forever grateful!
- Category: Games
- Released: Feb 20, 2014
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.34 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Dragon's Lair LLC
- © 2014 Dragon's Lair LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.