Thread: Documentary about Dragon's Lair

    • 5 years 10 months ago
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    I'm producing a documentary about the classic arcade game Dragon's Lair. You can check out the trailer out here...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9jgRpy9KE
    Also there's a facebook fan page...
    www.facebook.com/dragonslairdoc

    Comments and questions are encouraged!
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      • 5 years 10 months ago
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      I hated the arcade game, the controls didn't work at all. You would tell him to turn right, but he would go left or straight instead. This happened with every machine I encountered, so I know it wasn't just a brokne machine. I guess maybe you had to hit it at prcisely the right milisecond or something.

      I did enjoy the short lived TV series though. Does anyone else remember that? Just before each commercial break dirk would get into trouble & have 2 or 3 options to try to get out, the audience would be asked what dirk should do, then when they came back dirk would first do all the wrong choices, then the right one.
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        • 5 years 10 months ago
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        Yea have to agree with the fact that there was literally noooo controlling Dirk for shit. The Damn thing to play costed a dollar were I would go to I hated that. I really recall only one time ONE TIME getting out of that kitchen on to the horse, I never did again. From what I know there was timing involved and objects light up insinuating that it's time to hit this object or move in this direction. But there was nothing and noone around to tell you that.I remember coloring books that my mom would get me in 1st grade.
        http://peterhirschberg.com/arcade/dragons_lair_coloring_book_giddy_goons.htm

        Might want to check this fan page forum out also it's pretty cool.
        http://www.dragonslairfans.com/collectibles/collectibles.htm

        Also I remember playing the SNES verson nothing at all like the arcade of course. It's for the Wii now I contemplated buying it, they say you now have control.

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          the sega cd version left my eyes burning...
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            Quote by Drahken
            I hated the arcade game, the controls didn't work at all. You would tell him to turn right, but he would go left or straight instead. This happened with every machine I encountered, so I know it wasn't just a brokne machine. I guess maybe you had to hit it at prcisely the right milisecond or something.


            This is a quite common complaint of the game. It did require accurate timing for each move.
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              Quote by OldSchool6239

              Also I remember playing the SNES verson nothing at all like the arcade of course. It's for the Wii now I contemplated buying it, they say you now have control.


              Most of the home versions that came out before the early 90's were either poorly adapted or bad recreations with the same characters. Thankfully technology caught up with the demands of the game, but even then there are versions with missing scenes and/or different moves. Arcade accuracy has always been sought out by the fans. The releases coming out now are significantly more accurate.
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                Most of the home versions that came out before the early 90's were either poorly adapted or bad recreations with the same characters. Thankfully technology caught up with the demands of the game, but even then there are versions with missing scenes and/or different moves. Arcade accuracy has always been sought out by the fans. The releases coming out now are significantly more accurate.

                Yea there's TONS of versions I saw that on that fan site. It seriously seems like for every console theres Dragons Lair game. But according to that site the best one like no nonsense it has the orginal arcade experince on all three platforms, even extras and deleted material including Space Ace, is this one.
                http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Lair-20th-Anniversary-pc/dp/B0002MHEZU

                But I already checked out the Wii version it seems alright I just hate how it doesn't have part three on it.
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                  • 5 years 9 months ago
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                  Quote by OldSchool6239
                  But I already checked out the Wii version it seems alright I just hate how it doesn't have part three on it.


                  you mean dragon's lair 3D? that... wasn't all that great
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                    Quote by Benjanime
                    Quote by OldSchool6239
                    But I already checked out the Wii version it seems alright I just hate how it doesn't have part three on it.


                    you mean dragon's lair 3D? that... wasn't all that great


                    Which one are you talking about the X-Box one?
                    http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Lair-3D-Return-xbox/dp/B00007B77O

                    I was talking about the one for the Wii.
                    http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Dragons-Lair-Trilogy-Nintendo/dp/B0042A1B84/ref=dp_cp_ob_vg_title_0
                    I've already got it since then it's actually really not that bad I've been playing. It feels exactly the same I like it.
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                      by part three i was assuming that you meant dragon's lair 3D. could you mean the one on amiga?

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7VHSJ-bCJk
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                        Quote by Benjanime
                        by part three i was assuming that you meant dragon's lair 3D. could you mean the one on amiga?

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7VHSJ-bCJk


                        http://www.gamespot.com/dragons-lair-3/
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                          I think I was so skinny as a kid cause i spent all my lunch money on this game!!
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