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Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« 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

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 11:06:59 PM »
OMG!!! Impressive!!!  :o
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 09:09:49 PM »
That's nuts! Thanks for the link!

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #3 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

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« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 09:48:58 PM by Level42 »

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #4 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:

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 10:15:34 PM »
WOW!!!
Impressive on a ZX-81!!!
Dreaming of a Namco Galaxian waiting in a barn for me... somewhere! A Nintendo Sheriff would also make me happy. And a SNK Sasuke Vs Commanders or a SEGA Samurai... Argh too many; in fact!

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #6 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).

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2015, 11:37:51 PM »
wow my first calculator :)

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 12:36:56 AM »
Really ? This was my first calculator ;)


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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #9 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

Gameplay wise it is not the best Dragon´s Lair version for sure, but still very impressive in my opinion.  ;D
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 08:56:20 AM by VectrexRoli »

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2015, 08:45:52 AM »
Thanks for the update. Nice review and YT channel  ;)

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2015, 08:55:27 AM »
Thanks!  ;)

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2015, 03:33:08 PM »
Wooooowww VectrexRoli is here!!!!

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

Welcome!!! :spaceace:
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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #13 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 don´t show arcade cabs like you do it on yor channel, as I don´t have space for any arcade machines in my basement.  :)

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Re: Dragon's Lair... on ZX81!
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2015, 04:35:34 PM »
You know what wpuld Be really a challenge ?

DL on Vectrex