>Dragon’s Lair is a laserdisc video game published by Cinematronics in 1983.In the game, the protagonist Dirk the Daring is a knight attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe who has locked the princess in the foul wizard Mordroc’s castle. It featured animation by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth.

Most other games of the era represented the character as a sprite, which consisted of a series of pixels displayed in succession. Due to hardware limitations of the era, artists were greatly restricted in the detail they could achieve using that technique; the resolution, framerate and number of frames were severely constrained. Dragon’s Lair overcame those limitations by tapping into the vast storage potential of the LaserDisc, but imposed other limitations on the actual gameplay. The success of the game sparked numerous home ports, sequels and related games. In the 21st century it has been repackaged in a number of formats (such as for the iPhone) as a “retro” or historic game. It is currently one of only three video games (along with Pong and Pac-Man) in storage at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Dragon’s Lair also led to the creation of 1984’s Space Ace, another game animated by Don Bluth and his crew. Space Ace was also a ROM and disc upgrade kit for the Dragon’s Lair cabinets, complete with new control panel overlay, side art and header.

-Dragon’s Lair laserdisc version on a C64.
Need 16MB REU extension: Vice, Chameleon or 1541U.
Powered by NUVIE player by Crossbow/Deekay


Don Bluth Presents Dragon’s Lair 20th Anniversary Special Edition 2003 Windows Digital Leisure Inc. 3.00
Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair 2002 GameCube, Windows, Xbox Encore, Inc. 3.62
La trilogía Dragon’s Lair 2001 Windows FX Interactive, S.L.
Dragon’s Lair (DVD-ROM) 2000 Windows Digital Leisure Inc.
Dragon’s Lair 2000 Game Boy Color Capcom Entertainment, Inc. 3.13
Dragon’s Lair Deluxe Pack 1998 Windows Digital Leisure Inc.
Dragon’s Lair III: The Curse of Mordread 1992 Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh ReadySoft Incorporated 3.34
Dragon’s Lair 1992 SNES Data East Corporation 3.56
Dragon’s Lair: The Legend 1991 Game Boy CSG Imagesoft Inc. 2.00
Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp 1991 Android, Arcade, CD-i, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, Windows Digital Leisure Inc. 2.71
Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp 1990 Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh ReadySoft Incorporated 2.17
Sullivan Bluth Presents Dragon’s Lair 1990 NES CSG Imagesoft Inc. 2.00
Dragon’s Lair: Escape from Singe’s Castle 1990 Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh ReadySoft Incorporated 3.68
Dragon’s Lair 1989 Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh ReadySoft Incorporated 3.17
Dragon’s Lair 1987 Commodore 64 Software Projects Ltd.
Dragon’s Lair Part II: Escape from Singe’s Castle 1987 Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Erbe Software, S.A. 4.00
Dragon’s Lair 1984 Amstrad CPC, Coleco Adam, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Coleco Industries, Inc. 2.18
Dragon’s Lair 1983 3DO, Android, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Jaguar, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA CD, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox 360 Destineer 4.10







This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
%d bloggers like this: