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Title: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 15, 2015, 10:11:23 PM
I had (my brother more precisely) had a ZX81 when Dragon's Lair came out, back in 83'... It's funny because when I played Dragon's Lair at the arcade, I dreamed about playing a such game at home, but all we had at home was this ZX81 computer... and now, here's a ...ZX81 version!  ;D  :arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-_48Aqso0&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: scr33n on February 15, 2015, 11:06:59 PM
OMG!!! Impressive!!!  :o


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: shrunkenmaster on February 16, 2015, 09:09:49 PM
That's nuts! Thanks for the link!


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Level42 on February 16, 2015, 09:41:24 PM
Not bad for an upgraded calculator ;) ;D

It never fails to amaze me what people can trick out of ancient hardware :)

An A8 conversion would be "a piece of cake"....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owHCjEWjAvs

;)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 17, 2015, 10:42:11 AM
Whats all the hype ? i see a pixelated black and white game  ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D



now seriously, i bet this pushes the hardware to its limits !    :shock:


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Franzy21 on March 23, 2015, 10:15:34 PM
WOW!!!
Impressive on a ZX-81!!!


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 07, 2015, 10:33:33 PM
An interview of Jim Bagley, the coder of this *impossible* version is available in the latest Retro Gamer magazine (issue 140).


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: vernimark on April 26, 2015, 11:37:51 PM
wow my first calculator :)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Level42 on April 27, 2015, 12:36:56 AM
Really ? This was my first calculator ;)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91BaxfX3DiL._SL1500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: VectrexRoli on May 24, 2015, 08:35:13 AM
Hi there, I just wanted to let you know that the ZX81 version is already available for those of you who might be interested in that.
Here you can see that version in action:

https://youtu.be/UIq7eJG3a0E (https://youtu.be/UIq7eJG3a0E)

Gameplay wise it is not the best Dragonīs Lair version for sure, but still very impressive in my opinion.  ;D


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 24, 2015, 08:45:52 AM
Thanks for the update. Nice review and YT channel  ;)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: VectrexRoli on May 24, 2015, 08:55:27 AM
Thanks!  ;)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: scr33n on May 24, 2015, 03:33:08 PM
Wooooowww VectrexRoli is here!!!!

I love your youtube channel   :-* :-* cool review videos.

Welcome!!! :spaceace:


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: VectrexRoli on May 24, 2015, 04:33:38 PM
Wooooowww VectrexRoli is here!!!!

I love your youtube channel   :-* :-* cool review videos.

Welcome!!! :spaceace:

Thanks, well but unfortunately I donīt show arcade cabs like you do it on yor channel, as I donīt have space for any arcade machines in my basement.  :)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Level42 on May 24, 2015, 04:35:34 PM
You know what wpuld Be really a challenge ?

DL on Vectrex 


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: VectrexRoli on May 24, 2015, 05:30:22 PM
You know what wpuld Be really a challenge ?

DL on Vectrex 

Yep, I mean it would be possible to reduce the game characters and background to a few vectors, but thatīs then not really the whole point of the original game any more.


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Level42 on May 24, 2015, 05:35:57 PM
The original point of the game is "guess a move" so I see no problem  ;D


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 24, 2015, 05:43:10 PM
Dragon's lair on Vectrex could be something like this (http://studiohunty.com/dungeon/)!  ;)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: VectrexRoli on May 24, 2015, 06:05:42 PM
Dragon's lair on Vectrex could be something like this (http://studiohunty.com/dungeon/)!  ;)

Thatīs funny! Have not seen that before.  :lol:


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 24, 2015, 08:40:04 PM
Subscribed !  ;)


Title: Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
Post by: subzero1970 on February 28, 2017, 10:35:42 AM
jim has been awarded a Guinness world record for this feat, and is in the latest Guinness book of world records, gamers edition :D