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 (52 reviews) - 92% of the 52 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 (52 reviews)
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CowMuncher
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 24
I remember playing this in the arcade growing-up! What a blast to the past this was. I no longer have to spend .50 cents everytime I make a bad move and want to play again! Picked it up for $5 on sale! Look out Borf!
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Al-x
2.0 hrs
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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Desconocido
1.6 hrs
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
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
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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0.5 hrs
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
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
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
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
1.5 hrs
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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
143 of 162 people (88%) found this review helpful
93 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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19 of 21 people (90%) 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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15 of 15 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.
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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.
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11 of 12 people (92%) 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
1.5 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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