Space Ace, the follow up to Don Bluth's legendary Dragon's Lair, can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. 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 handle Ace's laser gun.
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (51 reviews) - 92% of the 51 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 27, 2013

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Space Ace, the follow up to Don Bluth's legendary Dragon's Lair, can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. 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 handle Ace's laser gun. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth's stunning animation.

In Space Ace you play the heroic Ace who must stop the evil Commander Borf from taking over the Earth! Borf plans to reduce all of humankind to infants and take over the planet. Only two people have the courage and strength to stop Borf and save Earth: the beautiful Kimberly and the heroic Ace. But as they approach Borf's stronghold, Ace is hit by the Infanto Ray, changing him into a child, and Kimberly is kidnapped by the evil madman!

The Fate Of Earth Is In Your hands!

System Requirements

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:Intel 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:Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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Overall:
Very Positive (51 reviews)
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Alx
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Took me right back to '83. Brillaintly faithful to the laserdisc orginal (including the odd laserdisc pauses). Another reviewer mentioned the borf taunts not being present, this is incorrect, he is there. Best 7 qid ive spent in years.
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BahURFACE
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Fun, I guess, but I don't quite have the reflexes of a cat that this game expects me to. Be prepared to memorize a lot.
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Jordi
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
The game is fun and actually kinda hard, its super short though and i guess you get bored with it quite quickly.

if you concider buying this buy it on a sale!
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Get Burned!
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 8, 2015
Space Ace is fun, but short. It's all quick time events. I had to use the on-screen prompts to beat it. The flashes on screen were just too vague for me. It took around around an hour to beat the game on the hardest difficulty.
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Binary Daoist
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 9, 2015
When I was a kid I was willing to pay double (50 cents) for a play in the arcade.
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Jacko®
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20, 2015
Jacko Rating
9/10
GOLD!
At last the final piece to my Don Bluth collection. The last masterpiece to be made by the Bulth team that was any good but what a way to finish off the Franchise that started with Dragons Lair.
Space Ace is identical to the Laser Disc version that haunted us old school gamers back in the day by being incredibly hard to finish, mostly due to the fact that we didn't have enough coins to keep whacking in the arcade box to continue haha.
This is the 3rd game in the Bluth Laser Disc franchise and to say that this was the best looking game that existed back in the late 80s and 90s is a gross understatement, back then I was amazed that you could actually interact with a cartoon!
The game itself is not very complex (you respond to directional cues/icons on screen) but is instead entertaining and rewarding. It makes you want to continue on just to see more and more of the cartoon antics and story, not to mention the hillarious death scenes.
If you are an old school gamer or liked the Dragons Lair games or you are a collector of classic games then do not miss this for your game collection, this was part of one of the biggest milestones for games during the late 80s and 90s.
Finally for those out there like me who played this as a young teenager simply buy now and just soak up the nostalgia whilst reliving those great memories of a miss spent youth.
An absolute treasure!
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Freetime000
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26, 2015
Great Game worth the Nostalgia, However it does not run on Windows 7 anymore. Nor Windows 8 from what I've read. No one seems to have a fix in the community. The devs made their money and probably don't care. Save your money.
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SBCode
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1, 2015
Brings back serious nostalgia playing this game on my Amiga 500 in '88-'89. Simply calling this game a mere "classic" is an understatement of the (previous) century!
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Big Dee
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11, 2015
This was the first game I beat in the Dragon's Lair trilogy. It's awesome, witty dialouge, amazing score and sound effects and outstanding animation by Don Bluth will have you wanting to play this game again and again. All modes of difficulty are pretty hard to beat without dying, but you feel rewarded by the end when you defeat Borf. Score does not even matter.
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Serieus
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8, 2015
Too short of a game to recommend. If you use the easy mode, you'll be done in less than 10 minutes. If you use the hard mode then you'll kill your computer in less than 10 minutes. The nostalgia is there, but quicktime event game that offer nothing other than quicktime events don't have a place in gaming these days. the graphics are still great in the cartoon sense, but other than that, I would not recommend this or any other Don Bluth game in the store. Too mindless and too unforgiving.
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Smik
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2014
It's Don Bluth animation in HD glory.

Space Ace, Dragon's Lair and the like... while they created the bane of all gaming -- the Quick Time Event -- they're also beautiful works of glorious old-school animation. If you're like me, you're not there for the game -- you're there for the experience. If you're looking to recapture the original experience, it's all right here.
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BananaJane
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2014
Totally cosmic!
And the video quality's higher than the CD versions
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Ev0ker
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2014
A nice piece of history and of course a great comic drawing style but I wuold not necessarily recommend it beyond its historic value.
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TX Death
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2014
I've played this game in some form or fashion since 1983 when I was just a wee lass. Best version? Not the one on Steam as it's just 720P not 1080P. Pick up the Blu Ray or the download for a Droid/Apple.

Only but this if it's on sale. That and it's easier and cheaper then the Blu Ray version...which is out of print and not cheap.
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frolix8
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2014
Nostalgic factor 10 out of 10.
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snortingcocacola
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2014
This game is amazing! If you like cartoons this is for you! Mind you the moves are all programmed, but unlike Dragon's Lair, you got more options with Space Ace! I must have spent close to 100 bucks in quarters on this game when it was in the arcades. This game is created from the creative mind of Don Bluth. Back in the day this game was ahead of it's time! I still play this game regularly anf I highly recommend it!
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ZeHatsu [Hamishmess]
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2014
If you want a faster reaction time, buy Space Ace.
Space Ace is and will always one of the best arcade games ever.
What are you waiting for. BUY SPACE ACE!KSJfkasjdnc;
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Rory
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 7, 2014
A sensational hit. 9/11
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[KRAG] Canterlot Royal Guard
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 4, 2014
An excellent game from the genre that was the grandaddy of all QTE. For maximum enjoyment be sure to turn off the move guide for your first playthrough as having it on eliminates half the challange of the game. Especially for your first playthrough. With it off the game will provide and incredibly higher amount of play time. This is true for all the Don Bluth games.

Though I will say with the move guide off (e.g. playing the REAL game) prepare to die.

A lot.
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{TLM} DojoDog
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 24, 2014
Space Ace is a step up from Dragon's Lair - There is more than one way to beat rooms, you can play the game without 'energizing' into Space Ace, and the different difficulties extend (or shorten) certain scenes. So in actuality, Space Ace is the better game. However, Dragon's lair will always be a classic.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
127 of 144 people (88%) found this review helpful
78 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
IT SAYS SPAAAAAAAAAAACE ACE. ITS FOR THE SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER NINTENDO
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
This version is very faithful to the original arcade version, and it's nice to see Don Bluth's incredible animation in HD! My only complaint is that it does not contain the scenes of Borf taunting you when you die.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
It's Don Bluth animation in HD glory.

Space Ace, Dragon's Lair and the like... while they created the bane of all gaming -- the Quick Time Event -- they're also beautiful works of glorious old-school animation. If you're like me, you're not there for the game -- you're there for the experience. If you're looking to recapture the original experience, it's all right here.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Space Ace is a step up from Dragon's Lair - There is more than one way to beat rooms, you can play the game without 'energizing' into Space Ace, and the different difficulties extend (or shorten) certain scenes. So in actuality, Space Ace is the better game. However, Dragon's lair will always be a classic.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
This game is challenging, fun, and alot better than it's SNES counterpart.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Totally cosmic!
And the video quality's higher than the CD versions
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
Excellent version of the original classic arcade game. This game plays the same way "Dragon's Lair" does except the story line is in outer space instead of a medieval theme. Gameplay in this Steam version is customizable. You can play as the game was released in the arcades or you can play with visual and audio cues. There are varying degrees of difficulty and Steam Achievements to farm for as well.

This game along with "Dragon's Lair 1" and "DL 2" are basically old arcade laser disc games. The game would play the laser disk and your game would start. You (as the player) would have to make the correct move(s), as the laser disk played (usually an animated movie). Making an incorrect move would start an alternative movie clip that usually showed you dying. These Steam versions do a great job of recreating that feel. An excellent game but ONLY BUY ON SALE !
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2015
Jacko Rating
9/10
GOLD!
At last the final piece to my Don Bluth collection. The last masterpiece to be made by the Bulth team that was any good but what a way to finish off the Franchise that started with Dragons Lair.
Space Ace is identical to the Laser Disc version that haunted us old school gamers back in the day by being incredibly hard to finish, mostly due to the fact that we didn't have enough coins to keep whacking in the arcade box to continue haha.
This is the 3rd game in the Bluth Laser Disc franchise and to say that this was the best looking game that existed back in the late 80s and 90s is a gross understatement, back then I was amazed that you could actually interact with a cartoon!
The game itself is not very complex (you respond to directional cues/icons on screen) but is instead entertaining and rewarding. It makes you want to continue on just to see more and more of the cartoon antics and story, not to mention the hillarious death scenes.
If you are an old school gamer or liked the Dragons Lair games or you are a collector of classic games then do not miss this for your game collection, this was part of one of the biggest milestones for games during the late 80s and 90s.
Finally for those out there like me who played this as a young teenager simply buy now and just soak up the nostalgia whilst reliving those great memories of a miss spent youth.
An absolute treasure!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
This was the first game I beat in the Dragon's Lair trilogy. It's awesome, witty dialouge, amazing score and sound effects and outstanding animation by Don Bluth will have you wanting to play this game again and again. All modes of difficulty are pretty hard to beat without dying, but you feel rewarded by the end when you defeat Borf. Score does not even matter.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Even though this game is nothing but QTEs, I love it. It took me right back to the 80s, feeding coins into the machine at the arcade. If you played it then, you already know why you should buy it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
This game is amazing! If you like cartoons this is for you! Mind you the moves are all programmed, but unlike Dragon's Lair, you got more options with Space Ace! I must have spent close to 100 bucks in quarters on this game when it was in the arcades. This game is created from the creative mind of Don Bluth. Back in the day this game was ahead of it's time! I still play this game regularly anf I highly recommend it!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
Spaaaaaaace Aaaaaaaaace!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really recommend this. You can have lots of fun.(Unless if you hate quick time events)
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2013
Made by the same guys who made Dragon's Lair, but with a lot more voice acting to it. More QTE, but now with a MUCH higher chance for gratuitous explosions!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2013
The entire game is just one quick-time-event after another. And I like it. I played this game about 6-8 years ago, I think it was the HARDEST difficulity and it was MUCH easier back then. You got infinite lives, so you'll beat the game in about... 72 minutes on Normal (captain) difficulity without move guide. (it doesn't show which of 5 buttons you have to press so you have to figure it out by yourself in less than a second) So I recommend to turn move guide on.

P.S. failing is fun, no blood, cartoon violence.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
An excellent game from the genre that was the grandaddy of all QTE. For maximum enjoyment be sure to turn off the move guide for your first playthrough as having it on eliminates half the challange of the game. Especially for your first playthrough. With it off the game will provide and incredibly higher amount of play time. This is true for all the Don Bluth games.

Though I will say with the move guide off (e.g. playing the REAL game) prepare to die.

A lot.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2013
Space Ace ditches the short, random dungeon room design from before and features much longer stages that all play similarly to Dragon's Lair's awesome final scene. There are even branching paths throughout depending on if you energize into Ace or not. The same fundamental problems still remain from before, but Space Ace is still an improvement in every possible way over its predecessor.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2013
Do i really need to explain why you should buy Space Ace immediately??? The legendary game exactly as it was when you'd play it down the arcades in 1984...
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
this game is sanic fast
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
The game is fun and actually kinda hard, its super short though and i guess you get bored with it quite quickly.

if you concider buying this buy it on a sale!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
If you want a faster reaction time, buy Space Ace.
Space Ace is and will always one of the best arcade games ever.
What are you waiting for. BUY SPACE ACE!KSJfkasjdnc;
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