Haven't heard of Dragon's Lair?! Well, 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! Originally released in the summer of 1983, Dragon's Lair has solidified itself as a cultural icon in gaming.
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Haven't heard of Dragon's Lair?! Well, 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! Originally released in the summer of 1983, Dragon's Lair has solidified itself as a cultural icon in gaming.


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!

Features


  • 720p HD Remastered Video
  • Original Arcade Release
  • Remastered Game Footage
  • Bonus Extras!

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ntel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor:Intel Core i Series Processor
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ntel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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BullShark
( 2.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 23 juillet
Had this game in library and showed it to a 7 and 8 year old we were babysitting. They were GLUED to the game and had the time of their life! They were laughing and screaming with glee even when they screwed up their next move. This game originally graced arcade parlors back in 1982 and moved into the home arena in 1983. This was top notch entertainment then and top notch entertainment now. Warning: If you have no rythim and can't memorize moves then move on LOL. It also can be played in arcade mode at difficult level to interest those needing a challenge.
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nightgourd
( 0.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 17 juillet
I don't remember when or why I bought this - assuming it was on sale and I was feeling nostalgic. It doesn't run on my system, and I bought it waaay before the refund policy.
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crbcyouthman
( 0.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 juillet
Lags and Crashes!!!!

Purchased this game with moderate hopes for success as others were having issues. Game lags almost to the point of unplayable. Also, randomly crashes for no reason. No answers or fixes given by Digital Leisure. Ended up getting a refund. Sad!!
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Adam DeLand
( 3.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 10 juillet
Functions pefectly, and is still fun to play. I'm experienced with the game so it's easy enough for me, and yes it is a rather casual game since it's short, but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed. The achievements that came with this version also made it more interesting to play for someone who already knows the game well.
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gusbaker
( 0.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 9 juillet
The "game" doesn't hold up, but
at least it's still briefly fun to put
it in view mode and watch.
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Azghouls
( 0.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 5 juillet
A victim of its own success.

Since its modest beginnings back in 1972 with Pong, video gaming has grown in leaps and bounds, especially since the release of the Atari 2600 in 1977. Since then, the demand for better graphics and sounds has exponentially increase from year to year. Now (then) at 1983, we witness a game that can rival any animation screening with both quality sounds and graphics. This game, Dragon’s Lair is a marvel to behold as it shows us how far video gaming has gone in its short history (using the baseline of 1977). As much the game is a total mind blowing exercise, the core gameplay is where it fell down as it’s a lot better viewing the game than actually playing it. However someone has to play it to view it – quite ironic to say the least.

Dragon’s Lair can be completed within about thirty minutes or so. Once completed its game over however there’s a good chance that you’ll be playing the same sequence more than once during a play through. I remember going through that elevator stage three times and visited the rapids twice in one play through. Yet, as mentioned before, it’s a game where it is best viewed (like an animated flick) as opposed to playing it. However someone has to play it so we can view its glory. Also the QTE takes away from viewing the game as you will be concentrating more on what symbol comes up next, unless you memorised all the events. That said, it’s a victim of its own success as great visuals comes with a great loss; and that loss is gameplay. Still it’s a terrific game nevertheless thanks to the laserdisc technology.

Full review: http://www.gamespot.com/dragons-lair-1980s/user-reviews/2200-12697053/

8 / 10
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Dustin
( 0.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 juillet
Just like the classic Arcade game, a very fast paced interactive game.
Only one problem, there's one part when you battle the Dragon where there's no instructions given and you always die. Not sure why.

Great game though!

9/10
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Your GPA
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Posté le : 27 mai
As someone who feeds off of classic arcade games, Dragon's Lair was no exception. This innovative gem revolves around laserdisc technology and that you can play in conjunction to the cutscenes happening on screen. The concept for newcomers is a little trifling, but the controls are very basic. Use the directional keys (WASD or arrows) to move you knight in shining armor, Dirk, to avoid any hazard that occurs in the cutscenes. The one thing you need to be careful about is how you perform these inputs. A sound effect will give you the indication whether or not you made the right action. If you get a buzzing sound, Dirk will die in comedic fashion and you will have to start from the beginning of the cutscene. Three lives and it's game over. This game will require you to remember each of these cutscenes as they follow specific input patterns. One thing to take note of is the fact that this game has the habit of making you repeat certain scenes. It can get very obnoxius when you return to the same room for the third time, but at least by then you will have a pretty good sense and muscle memory of where to go. High scores can be saved and the game also features the option to play on a beginner mode such that the game will flash specific directions just in case you haven't gotten your footing quite yet and still need more practice. This game is not very long, but it will challenge you to keep playing until you get to the dragon's keep and save an unrealistically beautiful princess. For long-time arcade fans, this game is a must. For those looking for a challenge or just want to play something old school to pass the time, give this game a go.
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maldoror
( 13.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 mai
A faithful recreation of a early arcade classic that would eat so many quarters it was nearly impossible to finish on a 80s kid's budget. The animation in this game still looks amazing to this day, short of finding a working laser disc Dragons Lair (good luck with that) this is as good as it gets. I would give negatives for the lack of steam overlay (this game is begging for screenshots) and trading cards etc. Bare bones but functional version of this classic gem, now please give us Thayers Quest. lol yea right.
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B.I.E.R. ChiliConCarnage
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Posté le : 15 mai
Don't buy it! Does not work on Windows 7. Regardless of what i tried. Be sure that it works on your System before you buy it, otherwise: It's a money trap, if you haven't inform yourself enough.
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A victim of its own success.

Since its modest beginnings back in 1972 with Pong, video gaming has grown in leaps and bounds, especially since the release of the Atari 2600 in 1977. Since then, the demand for better graphics and sounds has exponentially increase from year to year. Now (then) at 1983, we witness a game that can rival any animation screening with both quality sounds and graphics. This game, Dragon’s Lair is a marvel to behold as it shows us how far video gaming has gone in its short history (using the baseline of 1977). As much the game is a total mind blowing exercise, the core gameplay is where it fell down as it’s a lot better viewing the game than actually playing it. However someone has to play it to view it – quite ironic to say the least.

Dragon’s Lair can be completed within about thirty minutes or so. Once completed its game over however there’s a good chance that you’ll be playing the same sequence more than once during a play through. I remember going through that elevator stage three times and visited the rapids twice in one play through. Yet, as mentioned before, it’s a game where it is best viewed (like an animated flick) as opposed to playing it. However someone has to play it so we can view its glory. Also the QTE takes away from viewing the game as you will be concentrating more on what symbol comes up next, unless you memorised all the events. That said, it’s a victim of its own success as great visuals comes with a great loss; and that loss is gameplay. Still it’s a terrific game nevertheless thanks to the laserdisc technology.

Full review: http://www.gamespot.com/dragons-lair-1980s/user-reviews/2200-12697053/

8 / 10
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Had this game in library and showed it to a 7 and 8 year old we were babysitting. They were GLUED to the game and had the time of their life! They were laughing and screaming with glee even when they screwed up their next move. This game originally graced arcade parlors back in 1982 and moved into the home arena in 1983. This was top notch entertainment then and top notch entertainment now. Warning: If you have no rythim and can't memorize moves then move on LOL. It also can be played in arcade mode at difficult level to interest those needing a challenge.
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Plus qu'un jeu video, Dragon's Lair est un véritable dessin animé intéractif qui vous permettra de suivre les pérégrinations de Dirk The Daring parti sauver la princesse Daphnee des griffes d'un dragon maléfique. Sorti à l'origine en 1983 et bénéficiant régulièrement de rééditions, ce jeu a été le premier à intégrer les QTE (sur lesquels il se base entièrement, d'ailleurs), mais aussi le premier à bénéficier de graphismes dignes de ce nom... Comparé aux Pac-Man, Space Invaders ou Pong de l'époque, c'était une vraie révolution !

Graphiquement, on peut dire que Dragon's Lair n'a pas trop mal vieilli. Certes, on est dans le dessin animé un peu rétro, mais les expressions de Dirk sont toujours aussi poilantes... Surtout en cas de faux mouvement. Les graphismes ne manqueront d'ailleurs pas de rappeler à pas mal de "vieux" joueurs certains dessins animés made in Disney... Et pour cause : Don Bluth, le "réalisateur" est un ancien animateur de chez Mickey qui a participé notamment à Robin Des Bois, Bernard et Bianca ou Rox et Rouky.

En termes de jouabilité, c'est là que ce trouve tout le charme de Dragon's Lair : tout est basé sur des QTE : le sol s'effondre sous Dirk ? Appuyez sur gauche pour sauter sur une corniche et se rattraper au bon moment. Des serpents géants sortent du plafond ? Vite, barre d'espace pour donner un coup d'épée... À moins qu'il ne faille appuyer sur la flèche droite pour esquiver ? Certaines salles mettront vos réflexes à rude épreuve avec des "fenêtre de tir" souvent inférieures à la seconde... D'autant plus que la moindre erreur de touche ou de timing sera immédiatement sanctionné par la mort (souvent hilarante) de Dirk.

C'est d'ailleurs votre capacité à mémoriser les mouvements à effectuer et vos réflexes qui vont définir la durée de vie du jeu qui n'est, en lui-même, pas particulièrement long : en effet, l'ensemble des "cinématiques" ne dépasse pas une demi-heure. Du coup, histoire de gonfler artificellement la durée de vie, on préfèrera jouer sans le guide des mouvements... D'autant plus que les "Continues" sont illimitées. Et puis ça vous permettra de découvrir toutes les morts de Dirk possibles et imaginables (bien que certaines ne soient disponibles qu'en mode Hard, mode qui rajoute quelques QTE).

Autre déception du jeu : la bande-son, quasi-inexistante : certes les petits cris d'effroi de Dirk ne manqueront pas de faire sourire, mais une seule musique commune à l'intro et aux credits et des bruitages plutôt bof, c'est moyen... On appréciera (ou pas) le doublage complètement WTF de la princesse Daphnee.

Le dernier gros point noir du jeu n'est pas des moindres vu qu'il s'agit de son prix : 10€ lorsqu'il n'est pas en soldes, c'est à mon avis beaucoup trop pour une si courte durée de vie et pour un jeu aussi vieux.

Donc oui, Dragon's Lair est un jeu interessant, drôle, des fois un peu frustrant et qui permet de découvrir un jeu qui a marqué son temps, mais c'est aussi malheureusement un jeu un peu trop court et un peu trop cher pour ce qu'il a dans le vendre. On le recommandera donc, mais uniquement en période de soldes.
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Comme c'est un «classique», je l'ai achetée en promo sans hésiter. Après 104 minutes de frustration et de rage, j'ai pu compléter les deux modes, et je me suis sentie tellement bien et fière!!! Recommandé, mais vous aller rager, c'est certain.
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Jeu culte des salles d'arcades des années 80 dragon's lair et un portage sur PC très réussi, proposant le jeu dans une version soft quoique très ardu par moment mais aussi la version d'origine qui vous fera arracher les cheveux ^^
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QTE: The Movie
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In 1985 an arcade owner gave me a prize T-shirt that said "I Beat That Dirty Dragon at Video Command".

Today I finally earned it.
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In a nutshell: this release of Dragon's Lair is as perfect a version of the original laserdisc game from 1983 as you're likely ever to need, for better or worse.

Here's some longer thoughts on the game...

For anyone old enough to have frequented arcades in 1983 you'll undoubtedly remember the stir Dragon's Lair caused when it was released. I vividly recall seeing the local game with a second television monitor mounted atop the cabinet so that the crowds of people standing around could still see the game playing even from a distance, and when *anybody* made it to the end to face off with the dragon there's was a clamor of excitement. That was 30 years ago. Video games were so primitve back then that not only were characters limited in visual appeal and animation but gameplay too was barely more than a joystick moving in 4 directions and tapping a button. In that context Dragon's Lair soared above the rest with its genuine cartoon animation and even the stilted mash-buttons-and-learn-patterns gameplay wasn't too off putting.

In 2013 however Dragon's Lair has little to offer anyone who didn't fall in love with the game back then. The gameplay is only slightly more compelling than hitting the fast forward and skip buttons on your DVD player, and there's grade school fan fiction of King Arthur that's deeper than the plot put in motion here. The animation is very competent and Princess Daphne is a riot of laughter with her breathless exclamations and anatomy that should be poking holes in her costume. Thankfully there are options to make the game easier to play from on-screen prompts to just watching all the sequences play automatically... a much appreciated choice because it gets really tedious playing some sequences over and over because the timing isn't split-second accurate. There are "achievements" for playing the game in arcade hard mode (no audio or visual prompts) but that's strictly for the masochistic.

For the life of me I can't understand why the video files aren't in 1080p HD quality... it's 720p instead which makes me wonder if there's going to be yet another release somewhere down the line. I also would have liked to get a proper freeze frame mode in order to do animation analysis, and for some reason I wasn't able to take any screengrabs while playing. Very odd.

But, I did pay money for this and I definitely feel like I enjoyed my purchase.
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Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Save me!

Dragon's Lair is a bit of an odd duck to review because behind all the cultural significance to video gaming history, the revolutionary graphics for its time and the addictive and compelling nature the game fostered in the arcades back in 1983 (countless 20 cent pieces were fed into the belly of this beast) is an incredibly short little adventure that has unfortunately not aged particularly well at all. Yes, video game purists are going to probably hang me out to dry and disagree vehemently with my opinion but I am totally fine with that. While I agree video games were most definitely a lot simpler back then that does not automatically give them free passes when looked at with a more modern eye. One can after all still admire them through the historical lens that captures the passage of time even if one no longer enjoys them. Divorcing the nostalgia from the actual reality; Dragon's Lair sadly ends up not being particularly good at all where it counts the most - actual gaming. While it may have succeeded on many other levels, gaming was certainly not one of them. While I agree it had us captivated in the early eighties the distance of a few decades has shown the gameplay up for what it really is - a gimmicky trinket.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=484113281
From a game culture and historical standpoint I admire Dragon's Lair more and there is no denying that Dragon's Lair had a massive impact on the then gaming landscape and was pretty much a technical marvel at the time and was a pretty dam fine showcase of what could be achieved when it came to the medium especially since the industry was going through some serious growing pains after its collapse in 1982. When I look at Dragon's Lair from this standpoint I wholeheartedly agree that the game deserves its place in video gaming history as something to be admired - not necessarily enjoyed or loved though. One has to remember that at the time video games weren't particularly pleasing to the eye as they are today and to have a game come out that looked like a moving Disney cartoon (it was animated by ex Disney employee Don Bluth who made a bit of a splash in the early eighties with movies like All Dogs Go to Heaven and An American Tail) while containing gameplay elements was unthinkable at the time. It's for this reason the game remains so popular amongst those who grew up in the era.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=484113730
By today's gaming standards Dragon's Lair feels a bit old hat as gameplay solely consists of quick time events that drive the narrative forward. The player will simply have to rely on a series of button prompts that interject as the tale unfolds to progress. There are no combat sequences at all which makes sense since the actual animation around the game was never programmed as such and are simply video reels that get executed based on the input the user enters at various interludes. While back in the early eighties this may have been a novel approach - today's gaming climate takes a very different view on QTE implementations in games with most of us agreeing that they truly do suck the donkeys balls and offer the player very little involvement in the action that is taking place on screen bar a few prompts to mash a button here or a button there.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=484114202
The objective of the game is simple enough though. You take on the role of a brave knight called Dirk the Daring on a quest to rescue the fair princess Daphne from the clutches of an evil dragon and the animation is still as lovely to watch as it was back then in the day. The port is as bare bones as they come though. Considering the signifigance of this title in the annals of history it would have been nice to have a few documentaries included in the menu to expand a bit on the experience and why the game was and still remains so popular to this day amongs us old timers. The PC version for some reason though does not play nice and proper with a gamepad (which I sadly could not get to work even though I know this game was released on both PS3 and the XBox 360) which is a bit odd given that this PC version would not allow me to select a controller as my desired input device.

If you are planning on purchasing Dragon's Lair and want to add a little bit of history to your library then I would say go for it. Just don't expect that history not to be swathed in cobwebs and decades of dust when you finally get around to installing and playing it.

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Very good game, but a few things to keep in mind before buying this game:
1. It's nothing but quick time events, so you're not really controlling where he goes, meaning no exploration
2. This was originally an arcade game, so you can beat the game in half an hour
3. There are different difficulties and the original arcade mode to play, so it has replayability.

Don't buy the game if you want a long game to fill your time.
Buy the game if you want a quick thing to play, and enjoy classic animations and arcade games
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