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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Classic Video Game 'Dragon's Lair' Comes to OS X




Notoriously difficult video game classic Dragon's Lair has arrived on OS X nearly thirty years after its original release on LaserDisc. The game features video transferred directly from the high definition film master. Ports of the game have previously been released for both iPhone and iPad.

Dragon's Lair was unlike any other video game when it was released back in 1983. Instead of using low-definition sprites, the game used more traditional animation to show game play, with the user executing actions by timing sword swings or other button presses to correctly to clear each level.

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You 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!
Dragon's Lair is available for $9.99 on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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The headline should read "come to the Mac App Store" because it has been on the Mac several times, in many different iterations.

This game is well known to be one of the most ported and re-released games of all time.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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I'll wait for the reviews. I have it on my iPhone.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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I have it on my iPhone.
Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
aw man...that's great!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM   #6
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Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
Where did you find/buy that?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
Yeah, but I'm Don Bluth.

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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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Yeah, but I'm Don Bluth.

Yeah, but I'm Don Bluth's art teacher.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
Same here. Just played it through a week or two back.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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Watching difficult games on youtube is more fun than playing them.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
Screen is bigger, but lower resolution, and the package is less portable by 280 lbs. I think you lose dude.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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Heck yeah!

... man I'm getting old.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:37 PM   #13
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oh boy was this a quarter-eater back in the day.

space ace, too.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:48 PM   #14
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Heh, finally.

... great. Finally to the 30% cut takers, maybe.

Yeah, I have two Dragon's Lair, and a Space Ace, and Thayer's Quest machine here.

Had 'em since 1985-ish.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:52 PM   #15
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:15 PM   #16
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Is this like nightrap or double switch for sega cd where you just time the correct button to push?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:51 PM   #17
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oh boy was this a quarter-eater back in the day.

space ace, too.
Space Ace was one HARD game! Wow!
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space ace, too.
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I bought the PC version some years back. I think there was some issue with the specs of my graphics card or something however I couldn't get full screen to happen so it wasn't so nice to play.
What was fascinating about this game back in the day was the animated graphics, something we'd (or I at least) not seen in other games. And the fact that your moves could alter how the graphics played out. I'm probably not explaining this too well, but it was like watching a cartoon where you controlled the scenes.
I might give the Mac version a go.
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I remember this game! It was fun to watch... but I don't think I want to spend ten bucks to relive it.
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Kimberly!!!!
I could be wrong but I think he said, "Kimmy". Anyone?
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I first saw this game on the old show "Thats Incredible!" that was on ABC. (Speaking of which I miss that show) Soon after, one of these games was freshly established at the Roller Ring. I use to pop in my quarters, drool on the joystick, then walk away crying because it was game over. I was too fascinated by the cartoons to react properly to the commands.

I use to spend 5$-10$ every weekend. It is why I have no problem with these game apps only being .99$-9.99$. Even an older game title released like "Sid Meiers RAILROADS!" is worth 29.99$.

"Thats Incredible" for those that have no clue
http://youtu.be/zFXtb9jBaBM
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:16 PM   #23
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Princess Daphne... I was 13 when this first hit the arcades... that' all I'm sayin'
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:51 PM   #24
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My first memory of this in the arcade:

Pop in a quarter. "Wow, there's a cartoon playing!"

- GAME OVER -
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:30 PM   #25
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My first memory of this in the arcade:

Pop in a quarter. "Wow, there's a cartoon playing!"

- GAME OVER -
I think it was 1 (or maybe 50p – can anyone confirm?) a go when I played in our local store.

Yeah, GAME OVER. Shocking the amount of money I spent on it, and I never completed it...

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