Dragon's Lair (1983)

Video Game  -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  19 June 1983 (USA)
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You guide a hapless knight, Dirk the Daring, through a dragon controlled castle full of dangers.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Molina ...
Dirk the Daring (voice)
Vera Pacheco ...
Princess Daphne (voice) (as Vera Lanpher)
Michael Rye ...
Narrator (voice)
Dave Spafford ...
Lizard King (voice)
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The first laserdisc game and the first to use regular cell animation for the graphics. In this game, you play Dirk the Daring, a knight who must rescue a princess by exploring a castle filled with deadly dangers which require quick wits and precise timing to overcome. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Light years ahead of its time... Lase disc animation now. See more »


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19 June 1983 (USA)  »

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Doragonzurea  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Although the audio was recorded in mono, 'Dragon's Lair' was the first video game with stereo sound. In the arcades, the sound effects from user input would alternate speakers. See more »

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When the player dies in the room with the collapsible stairway, Dirk has a large, bulbous nose as he slides down. See more »

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[repeated line]
Princess Daphne: Save me!
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Referenced in Gaming Disasters: Re: Crappy Games: Dragon's Lair (2007) See more »

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25 January 2006 | by (earth) – See all my reviews

I see that Don Bluth is credited with directing Dragon's Lair, but the person who actually came up with the idea for the game gets no credit here. The man who was really behind Dragon's Lair was Rick Dyer. In the 70s he created a prototype for a game which used hand drawn artwork and text on an adding machine ribbon (rather than animation and sound on a laser disk.) The user would hit certain keys to make choices, and the machine would automatically roll the ribbon to the next appropriate scene. It was Dyer who pitched the idea for Dragon's Lair to several animation companies, and it happened to be Don Bluth's company who agreed to animate the game. While Don Bluth's animation in Dragon's Lair is excellent, he doesn't deserve the credit for creating the game itself.


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