... home system versions ...
 

1984

Dragon's Lair for COLECO - digital data pack                                                



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First conversion of the games, only playable with a CBS Coleco Adams computer. Have a look at the wonderfull instructions book included.

 

1984

Dragon's Lair for COLECO - disk                                                                   



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Same version as above, only a sticker on the front box informs that is the "diskette" version. Still included the beautifull instructions book.

 

1986

Dragon's Lair for AMSTRAD/SCHNEIDER - tape                                              



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Tape version, 4 stages by side. The AMSTRAD ( SCHNEIDER is the german name ) is a 8bit computer, same power ranger than the commodore 64. This particular version has been sold with a german instructions book.

 

1986

Dragon's Lair for AMSTRAD/SCHNEIDER - disk                                              



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Same version as above, but the game is on a diskette, as mentionned on a sticker. Note the specific format of the diskette : 3" , double sided. The CF has a harder casing than a 3" floppy; the metal door is opened by a sliding plastic tab on the right side.Each side held 180 KiB for a total of 360 KiB per disk. So 4 stages by side.

 

1986

Dragon's Lair for SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM - tape                                           




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The SINCLAIR ZX Spectrum is an english 8bit computer, with less power than a C64 or an Amstrad. With only 48Kb of memory, and 2 different colors by character, it's the weakest Dragon's Lair conversion.

 

1986

Dragon's Lair for COMMODORE 64 - tape                                                      


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The  commodore 64 port of the game. The box of the game is the same for the three conversions : Amstrad, ZX Spectrum and this 64' version. The instruction sheet exit

 

1987

Dragon's Lair for SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM - tape / budget release                      


 




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Same version than above, only the price changes :  only 2.99 .  Release by 'Encore', the Elite's budget distribution company name. The case is the same size than the tape. On An unique sheet is printed the front/back cover overlay, the other side shows the game instructions.

 

1987

ESCAPE FROM SINGE'S CASTLE for AMSTRAD/SCHNEIDER - tape                





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The  "Escape from Singe's Castle" game let you play 8 more levels, directly inspired by the originial arcade game.

 

1987

ESCAPE FROM SINGE'S CASTLE for AMSTRAD/SCHNEIDER -  disk                





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Same version than the tape one. The big instruction sheet has the same layout/graphic style than the first Dragon's Lair game.

 

1987

ESCAPE FROM SINGE'S CASTLE for SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM - tape             





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8 more levels for that small UK computer. Need to try it, and take snapshoots. Hail to emulation :-)

 

1987

ESCAPE FROM SINGE'S CASTLE for COMMODORE 64 - disk                          






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As the first Dragon's Lair version, the packaging is exaclty the same for the three computer versions. Only a small label sticker shows the version inside.

 

1989

Dragon's Lair for ATARI ST - disk                                                                  




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The 1989 readysoft versions are the first to give the player the same gameplay than the original arcade game. All the stages played look like cartoon

 

1989

Dragon's Lair for AMIGA - disk                                                                     





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After watching a demo of the Dragon's Lair game Amiga version, I had to convinct my parents to buy me an Amiga asap^^

 

1989

Dragon's Lair for PC & COMPATIBLE - disk 5" 1/4                                          



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This is the EGA PC version, which includes 13  5" 1/4 disks !

 

1989

Dragon's Lair for PC & COMPATIBLE - disk 3" 1/2                                            



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This EGA PC version is the only one published by Sullivan Bluth / Merit Software

 

1989

ESCAPE FROM SINGE'S CASTLE for AMIGA - disk                                            



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manual

 

The  "Escape from Singe's Castle" game let you play 8 more levels, directly inspired by the originial arcade game, not included in the "Dragon's Lair" Amiga version. This version include a nice feature : if you have an hard drive with your amiga ( not common at these days ) and the first "Dragon's Lair" game version, you can copy both game files to the hard drive, and play game without the huge loading time and the scenes in a random order, like the original arcade game

 

 
1990

Dragon's Lair for APPLE MACINTOSH - disk                                                    





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This Mac release came up one year after the Atari/Amiga/PC version. Similar to the others one.

 

1990

Dragon's Lair for NINTENDO NES - cardrige                                                    




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This is the first console version released. It's a mario-like classic arcade game, with the Dragon's Lair characters & background.

 

1990

Dragon's Lair for NINTENDO NES - cardrige                                                    



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Epic / Sony Records

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manual

 

Japanese NES version of the game.

 

1990

Dragon's Lair for NINTENDO NES - cardrige                                                    


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format                      manual
  

This GameBoy version is a good platform game, but it shouldn't be called "Dragon's Lair" because exept the hero, there is nothing about Dragon's Lair story/characters/background inside.

 

1991

ESCAPE FROM THE SINGE'S CASTLE  for PC & COMPATIBLE - disk                     



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This version includes some non orignal arcade levels, developped in-house by ReadySoft.

 

1991

ESCAPE FROM THE SINGE'S CASTLE  for PC & COMPATIBLE - disk                     



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manual

 

Same version as above, but the format is 5 1/4" disk

 

1991

ESCAPE FROM THE SINGE'S CASTLE  for APPLE MACINTOSH - disk                    



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manual

 

This version includes few levels from the orginial arcade game Dragon's Lair II : Timewarp

 

1992

DRAGON'S LAIR  for SUPER NINTENDO - cardrige                                             


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manual

 

It's a mario-like classic arcade game, with the Dragon's Lair characters & background.

 

1992

DRAGON'S LAIR  for SUPER NINTENDO - cardrige                                             


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format         manual
   
 

Same version than above, but this is the PAL version of the game.

 

1993

DRAGON'S LAIR  for PC & COMPATIBLE - cdrom                                              


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format            manual
     
 

This is the first version like the real arcade game : cartoon style & all original levels are included on the cd-rom. Better, you can now play the drawbridge level, not playable in the real arcade game. The video compression quality is medium quality.

 

1993

DRAGON'S LAIR  for 3DO - 3do cd                                                                 





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Good conversion of the original game. Gameplay is not arcade accurate, the video compression is medium quality.

 

1993

DRAGON'S LAIR  for 3DO - 3do cd                                                                      


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Same version than above, but this is the Japanese version of the game.

 

1993

DRAGON'S LAIR  for SEGA CD - sega cd                                                         





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SEGA CD owners were happy to play Dragon's Lair on their gaming system, but this conversion has a  bad video compression quality.

 

1993

DRAGON'S LAIR  for MEGA CD - mega cd                                                        


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format                 manual
  

 

Same version than above, but this is the Japanese version of the game. The MEGA CD system is the japanese-euro name/version of the SEGA CD system. No difference between them.

 

1993

DRAGON'S LAIR  for MEGA CD - mega cd                                                        



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Same version than above, but this is the european version of the game. The MEGA CD system is the japanese-euro  name/version of the SEGA CD system.

 

1994

DRAGON'S LAIR  for MACINTOSH COMPUTERS - cd rom                                    


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Similar to the PC COMPATIBLE version. Video quality compression is medium, and moves in the games are not 100% arcade accurate.

 

1994

DRAGON'S LAIR  for CD-I SYSTEM - cdi                                                          


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This version works only if you have the 'decompression mpeg add on module' connected to the CD-i system. The video quality is MPEG1 and it's the best quality at the time. One of the best conversions in my opinion regarding the video quality.

 

1994

DRAGON'S LAIR II TIMEWARP  for CD-I SYSTEM - cdi                                      


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This is the conversion of the real Dragon's Lair II Timewarp arcade game.This version works only if you have the 'decompression mpeg add on module' connected to the CD-i system. The video quality is MPEG1 and it's the best quality at the time. One of the best conversion in my opinion regarding the video quality.

 

1995

DRAGON'S LAIR  for ATARI JAGUAR - Jaguar CD                                              



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Not tested yet.

 

1997

DRAGON'S LAIR  for PC & COMPATIBLE - dvd rom                                           



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no manual
 

The first dvd release of the game. Quality picture is beautifull. The video footage can be used with Daphne emulator to revive the near perfect arcade experience. The in-game moves are not totally arcade acurate. Readysoft became Digital Leisures Inc by the way.

 

1999

DRAGON'S LAIR II TIMEWARP  for DVD MOVIE PLAYER - dvd video                        



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 This version has a real great visual quality, but the gameplay is a shame. Before each moves choice, the movie pause during one second to let you choice rhe right action... unplayable but it include a watch mode that allows you to see the full game video, without any pause this time. 

 

 2000

DRAGON'S LAIR  for GAMEBOY COLOR - cardrige                                                         


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Amazing... the game in the real Dragon's Lair cartoon style running on that small GameBoy Color. All the game in 8 colors. WHat a technical trick for that console.

 

2001

DRAGON'S LAIR Arcade Authentic  for PC & COMPATIBLE - cd rom                      



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 This version has a nice video compression quality, but not the best for a cd-rom. The gameplay is 99% arcade accurate, but still not exactly the same. 

 

2002

Dragon's Lair 20th Anniversary for DVD MOVIE PLAYER - dvd video                


 




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This is the best version to own... only if you plan to plan the game with Daphne emulator. This version has the best picture/sound quality since the original release on laser disc in '83. In addition you'll able to play some extra footage not included in the original version. Don't expect to have fun if you really want to play the game  on your DVD movie player, with your remote control... the game stops at every move one second to let you choice the action ... unplayable :-(

 

2002

DRAGON'S LAIR 3D for NINTENDO GAMECUBE  - gamecube dvd                         



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This game is amazing. You'll enjoy all the original Dragon's Lair characters & environement, but in 3D. For the first time, you'll able to move Dirk like you want. I mean it's not a sequence of move to memorize, but it's a real arcade game 'a la tomb raider'. Note that is one of the first games done in cell shading ever made. 

 

2002

DRAGON'S LAIR 3D for XBOX  -  xbox dvd                                                        




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 Similar than the version below, exept a special mode for High Definition TV (HDTV)

 

2002

DRAGON'S LAIR 3D for PC & COMPATIBLE - cd rom                                             




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 Similar than the others consoles version.

 

2003

Dragon's Lair 20th Anniversary for PC & COMPATIBLE - cd rom                       




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no manual
 

 This is the UTIMATE version to own if you want to play the original Dragon's Lair game on your computer! 99.9% arcade accurate, original score sheme also the possibilty to play new unrealease footage. This version will give satisfation to 99% of players... for the 1% left, they will choose the dvdplayer version for the best video quality, and extract video files in order to play them in the 'Daphne' emulator.

 

2004

DRAGON'S LAIR 3D Special Edition for PLAYSTATION 2 -  ps2                           


 

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The playstation version came up near 2 years after the xbox/gamecube release. This european version of the game is a Special Edition. The control of Dirk has been enhanced, and the games contains extra stages.

 

2004

DRAGON'S LAIR 3D Special Edition for PLAYSTATION 2 -  ps2                          




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 The GameCube PAL version is also a Special Edition. Similar than the PS2 version.

 

2004

DRAGON'S LAIR III for PC & COMPATIBLE - cd rom                                          





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Dragon's Lair III ? Why not... In this 'new Dirk adventure', the game environment is in 3D... The same Dragon's Lair 3D engine has been used to build the stages -as simple video- in the game. But you won't be able to move Dirk like the Dragon's Lair 3D version. You'll have to choose the correct move in the correct time frame, like the original game. The best stages are the one copied from the 83' original version, but in 3D. Fun to discover them in a new look. But for the rest... :-(

 

2004

DRAGON'S LAIR III for DVD MOVIE PLAYER  - dvd video                                    




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Exactly the same version than above. Exept a one second pause each time you have to choose an action for Dirk. Common problem for most of dvd-player version

 

2006

DRAGON'S LAIR HD  for PC & COMPATIBLE - dvd rom                                       





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For the first time ever you can experience the stunning animation of Dragon's Lair in true High Definition video. Digital Leisure went back to the drawing board with this Dragon's Lair release to bring the most striking video ever seen from this classic laser disc video game. Using today's most sophisticated film transfer equipment the original Dragon's Lair film master was pulled from the vaults at Technicolor and carefully cleaned, reprinted and captured for this HD experience.

 

2006

DRAGON'S LAIR  for Blu-ray Disc player - Blu-ray Disc                                     




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Dragon's Lair is now fully compatible with the All New PlayStation 3 in full 1080p High Definition video as well as your standalone Blu-ray Player. Not only can you now play in High Definition and listen in fantastic 5.1 Surround Sound but you get Full HD 1080p bonus materials !