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Edited by Morningstar

Yay. First quick look of the week!

Posted by bombastius

yay

Edited by ILikePopCans

Win?

Posted by NeoKef

hey look

Posted by BeachThunder

Dragon's Lair is best lair.

Posted by jonnybob

What the? Why is this so huge?

Edited by BigChickenDinner

I lol'd when Patrick wasn't on leading this QL.

Also when they say Dragon's Lair it sounds like Dragon Slayer sometimes......

Posted by Voxus

DRAGON AGE 3

Posted by Curufinwe

Best game with "Lair" in the title.

Edited by CommunistFries

LOL, awesome, quality quick look

Posted by EmoMcGee

You have my respect, Ryan.

Posted by AlisterCat

I was thinking they'd re-release the 3D platformer for the PS2. Never played much of that.

Posted by Yodzilla

I fucking love cartoon boobs.

Posted by JoeyRavn

The mother of all Quick Time Events.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

I keep mixing the name of this game with that ghastly Lair, I still can't believe i chose that game as a free game over CoD 4 when I bought my PS3 all those years ago...

Posted by golguin

That chick has long ass nails. I don't get why girls would ever want long nails.

Posted by Lunar_Aura

naked partoon cussy?

Posted by PeZ

Why would they ruin beautiful 2d drawings in the main menu with those obvious Photoshop airbrush shadows and highlights? It looks horrible.

Posted by BulletproofMonk

Man, fuck Dragon's Lair.

Posted by CaLe

Does anyone ever have moment when forget was going to do? I HAD THAT! I was plan to watch this video but forgot then suddenly it remembered again. It's funny but also confusing.

Posted by sub_o

Yeap, we need more Vinny.

Posted by Ghostiet

Dem tits.

Edited by FrankieViturello

Just a quick point or two to clarify the difference between "Arcade" and "Home".

The Arcade version of Dragon's Lair had a set number of branched versions of the castle, with the falling platform stage allowing you to alter the order slightly mid-progression, and character death causing the current scene to shuffle to the end of the queue of scenes that you need to complete.

To reach the Dragon's Lair on a standard Dragon's Lair cabinet you need to complete every level once (including every mirror instance of a level that has one) and hit the qualifying point level 250,000+ (which you can't really do without completing all the levels, but once you pass 250,000 you know you're pretty much in queue to do any levels that you previously died on).

Essential to the "arcade" vesion is that when you die, you don't immediately get to re-play the level you died on, which makes it harder to memorize the required moves.

Also, the "arcade" version does not have the opening sequence with the draw bridge and moat/tentacle monster. It's actually on the laserdisc in the arcade, but a machine with standard settings will not play that board at the beginning of a play-through.

The "home" version of Dragon's Lair has the drawbridge level, plays the levels in a distinct order and it allows/forces you to immediately replay the level that you died on.

As a lifelong Dragon's Lair aficionado I give Digital Leisure a lot of credit for these last rounds of home and portable releases (everything since the Blu-Ray remastering). They're 99% arcade authentic with only a few very very minor differences. However, the ultimate credit needs to be given to the guys at the "DAPHNE PROJECT" who created the PC/Mac laserdisc arcade emulator that really paved the way for AUTHENTIC home versions of games like Dragon's Lair.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

Thanks for just allowing it to play, I had never seen the whole thing.

Posted by ItBeStefYo

I thought this was gonna turn into a sex game before the end. Also, bad game.

Posted by Willin

@FrankieViturello: You know way too much about Dragon's Lair.

Posted by Zero_

@FrankieViturello said:

Just a quick point or two to clarify the difference between "Arcade" and "Home".

The Arcade version of Dragon's Lair had a set number of branched versions of the castle, with the falling platform stage allowing you to alter the order slightly mid-progression, and character death causing the current scene to shuffle to the end of the queue of scenes that you need to complete.

To reach the Dragon's Lair on a standard Dragon's Lair cabinet you need to complete every level once (including every mirror instance of a level that has one) and hit the qualifying point level 250,000+ (which you can't really do without completing all the levels, but once you pass 250,000 you know you're pretty much in queue to do any levels that you previously died on).

Essential to the "arcade" vesion is that when you die, you don't immediately get to re-play the level you died on, which makes it harder to memorize the required moves.

Also, the "arcade" version does not have the opening sequence with the draw bridge and moat/tentacle monster. It's actually on the laserdisc in the arcade, but a machine with standard settings will not play that board at the beginning of a play-through.

The "home" version of Dragon's Lair has the drawbridge level, plays the levels in a distinct order and it allows/forces you to immediately replay the level that you died on.

As a lifelong Dragon's Lair aficionado I give Digital Leisure a lot of credit for these last rounds of home and portable releases (everything since the Blu-Ray remastering). They're 99% arcade authentic with only a few very very minor differences. However, the ultimate credit needs to be given to the guys at the "DAPHNE PROJECT" who created the PC/Mac laserdisc arcade emulator that really paved the way for AUTHENTIC home versions of games like Dragon's Lair.

Wow...

Posted by freakin9

I've owned various iterations of Dragon's Lair 1 2 and Space Ace. I would disagree with Ryan and say they are genuinely fun, yeah the timing can make you pull your hair out, but the animation is just stellar. There was something oddly satisfying about guessing correctly, all the arcade versions had were either flashes when it made no sense where to go or subtle hints, adding arrows and sword icons is pretty silly.

Posted by Glottery

Awesome QL, think I have to watch it twice right now!

Posted by Castiel

Holy... Daphne is actually kinda hot. :/

Posted by Humanity

I love the art in these games and would rather just watch a 1 hr 20 min animated movie based on it

Posted by SpydrMrphy

Don Bluth.. which one was he again?

Posted by nmarchan

All those versions and Vinny totally skipped the Wii version

Posted by rcath

Never played this. Now I dont have to be curious. This must have made a fortune in arcades though.

Posted by beef_melody

I had the ZX Spectrum version :(

Posted by The_Hiro_Abides

I always find it weird I have a fondness for Dragon's Lair 3 and not the other 3 Don Bluth games.

Edited by FrankieViturello

@Willin: Yes grasshopper. There is a lifetime of learning ahead for those who wish to become a Dragon's Lair Master.

First you must take a spiritual journey to find your Dragon's Lair calling. (Preferably back-to-back screenings of The Secret of NIMH and An American Tale)

Then and only then will you become a Dragon's Lair Padawan to a Dragon's Lair Master. Only a master can explain the finer points of the timing and where you can pick up those extra points on select levels.

Next you will become a Dragon's Lair Journeyman, then a Dragon's Lair Apprentice, and finally after years and years of hard work and dedication, after mastering every level and obtaining the natural perfect/maximum high score allowable on real arcade hardware will you earn the title "Dragon's Lair Master". Little known fact, Don Bluth drops off every certification personally. Gary Goldman if Don is busy.

Alternately, you can just go to GameFaqs and print out a move list.

Posted by Deathpooky

I remember when I was young I kept seeing ads for Dragon's Lair and it kept being released for everything. I thought that it must be good. Why would they keep reproducing versions of a game if it wasn't good? Man I was wrong.

Posted by Shtinky

Vinny missed the Wii version, which has a much better presentation than this.

Posted by Fattony12000

God damned video games.

Posted by jmood88

Yay Vinny and Ryan!

Posted by satch919

I remember renting this game for the Sega CD. Holy crap was that an unresponsive POS. :P Brings back lots of memories though.

Posted by dropabombonit

Love Vinny with his facts at the start, this game (if you can even call it that) must have a record for being on the most platforms ever

Posted by rjayb89

Wow, that chick really wanted her Scathach dominated.

Edited by fox01313

Really hard to play the game & watch the action due to the freaking tough timing of the controls.

edit-still prefer the redhead from Space Ace over Daphne.

Posted by faxon

does that count as an endurance run?

Posted by Excast

Stealing Quarters From Kids with OCD: The Game
 
Also, is this a Giantbomb first?  The first time an entire game was ever shown in a Quick Look?

Posted by NekuCTR

@dropabombonit said:

Love Vinny with his facts at the start, this game (if you can even call it that) must have a record for being on the most platforms ever

Tetris.

Posted by MattClassic

I can still remember when this looked like the wave of the fucking future. Madness.

Posted by johncallahan

NOTHING STOPS THE ENDURANCE..... wait.