Dragon's Lair HD
By Dragon's Lair LLC
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This is the app that will make your iPad shine!
For the first time ever, you can experience Don Bluth's classic arcade game Dragon's Lair, on your iPad in glorious HD!
Immerse yourself in the visually stunning world of hand-drawn animation adapted from the original game and transferred from the original high definition film master. Prepare yourself for an authentic arcade experience and an unforgettable adventure.
Simply press on the direction pad to guide Dirk the Daring in the right direction and use your sword to take on all that the Evil Wizard Mordroc throws at you.
Pick up Dragon's Lair HD today and show your friends how great your iPad can look!
What's New in Version 1.2.2
- Fixes issue when playing with the home button on the left
- Fixes minor localization issues
This game is 100% awesome and many of the reviews below will lead you to believe otherwise. That's because they all used the cheat mode, the real trick is, play without it then you'll enjoy the real arcade experience. All these 'the game is too easy and I rescued the princess in 20 minutes' are by ppl who began by enabling the cheat. Trust me, this game is hard and very rewarding after you finally figure out how to survive a scene. There was no 'cheat mode' in the arcade and if I remember correctly this was the first game to cost 50cents a play rather than a quarter. Ppl that actually could beat it were wonderful to have around because then you actually got to watch the entire show! Word to the wise...do not enable cheat mode and you'll have a great time at this. It's well worth the 4.99 that back in the day would equal 10 game plays. Big thumbs up from me!
great nostalgia (only)
Bought it for nostalgia and had a great time going through it again. But it definitely does not stand on its own as an iPad game, i.e. don't get it if you didn't love the arcade original.
As for all the complaints about the controls, it's a simple joystick overlay on the screen. There's nothing broken about it, it's just that the game demands such exact timing you find yourself staring at the joystick to get through each level in the default cheating mode (where the correct move lights up), and you don't get to enjoy the gorgeous visuals as much. I think they could have fixed it by making the timing more lax... if you had more than 0.1 seconds to make the right move you wouldn't need to stare at it waiting for the next cue.
Winning in non-cheating mode seems like it would be insanely difficult. Did the arcade version really demand such tight timing? I can't remember.
I remember when Dragon's Lair showed up at the "Space Port" in the 80's. It was the most "realistic" game ever. The way this was accomplished is that you are not actually controlling the character's every move - you're watching a cartoon, and you have brief moments in which you can affect the story. If you go the right direction - sometimes within a split second window - you could continue the story. I remember putting $.50 into this baby... A dear amount for a 13 year old in the 80s... and getting only about a minute of gameplay. This game was HARD! I loved it though. It was often broken. So many times I showed up to play it and the screen was dark. I've really enjoyed getting to try it again.
Don't believe the people who are complaining about this. If you complain about this marvelous port of the game, you do not understand it. The reviews made me hesitate for a year to buy it. Make sure you set the options right...
turn off the "move guide" right away. Get engrossed in the story.
If you aren't a child of the 80s, you might want to stay away. We were the Original Gamers.... and we know a great game when we see one.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 20, 2010
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 581 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Dragon's Lair LLC
- © 2010 Dragon's Lair LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.