Dragon's Lair 30th Anniversary
By Dragon's Lair LLC
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**Brand New Release**
**Fully HD for your latest devices**
**Game Center Support**
Now's your chance to play arcade classic Dragon's Lair in High Definition!
Dragon's Lair, one of the most beloved arcade games of all time can now be enjoyed on-the-go whenever you want. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you've come to enjoy, and even an all-new global high scores list so you can show how well you wield Dirk's sword. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth's stunning animation.
You play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon! Control the actions of the daring adventurer, finding your way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the mysterious caverns below the castle, your odyssey continues against the awesome forces that oppose your efforts to reach the dragon’s lair.
Dragon’s Lair is a fully animated classic arcade game from legendary animator Don Bluth. You’ll make your way through the castle and caverns below and wield your sword against some strange creatures. Beware of your foes, as they are numerous!
Lead on adventurer. Your quest awaits!
For better and worse
This game is a piece of living history, and in so being displays it's triumphs and flaws in troves. It is, as advertised, a playable cartoon. This is a miracle of very basic programming. In order to achieve this however, the game is very limited and the controls depend entirely on timing that was developed over 30 years ago. There is a steep learning curve for each new "room". What strikes me as a let down is how random the journey through this castle seems. There is no attempt at narrative or progressive challenge until the final scene, and then, once you've mastered it (the option of infinite lives is very welcome and all but necessary) it is over in a flash. I would have preferred more watchable cutscenes and more time to linger in each room. It all goes bye so fast that you hardly have time to appreciate the genius animation on display. In the end I'm thrilled to be able to venture past the first frame (which i never conquered in the arcade, always assuming the game was somehow broken) and I am grateful someone has taken the time to restore it. It is well worth $5 to relive, in all it's clunky, beautiful, eye-popping, imperfect glory.
Never a dull moment ("
Now having this game on iPads and smartphones is Wasup (" this game takes me waaaay back to spending all those quarters at Chuckee Cheese and didn't beat the game til I owned the game when I was grown but it was worth it. Dirk is the Man and love the animation...this game keeps you on your toes and there is never a dull moment a must have ("
Great Game No glitches
I bought the game for iPhone 6 on iOS 8 expecting glitches and crashes. There were none. The gameplay is smooth, and there is a watch mode. Overall, great game.
- Category: Games
- Released: Oct 10, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.08 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Dragon's Lair LLC
- © 2013 Dragons Lair LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.