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View Poll Results: Do you like Dragon's Lair? (arcade version)
Yes, I love it, it's so interactive 6 10.17%
I totally hate it. It sucks, Space Ace too. 10 16.95%
What the hell are laserdisc games? Did you mean CD? 0 0%
Looks nice but plays awful 43 72.88%
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Old 30 November 2005, 04:25   #1
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Do you like Dragon's Lair?

Jaw-dropping, that's what I thought of Dragon's Lair when the huge disk-set was released for the Amiga, requiring the sought-after 1MB expansion. And I wet my pants out of excitement when I first played the original laserdisc game at home with the help of my trusty A500 and 1081 monitor. Yes, I had orderer that not-so-beautiful cable from the German Software Corner (anyone knows what happened to those guys?) allowing the Amy to interact with the laserdisc player! So I fired up the original Dragon's Lair laserdisc and there you go, brilliant! Space Ace was great too, but I prefer the dragon-castle-medieval setting.

So, I'm interested to know, do you like laserdisc games or hate their 'lack of playability' and prefer 'real games' ? I for one know it 'll always make it on my top 10 list.

*Don't vote for the quality of the Amiga conversion of DL*, vote for the general laserdisc concept.
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Old 30 November 2005, 06:28   #2
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Well its nice to look at, but I wouldn't call it "it's so interactive" pushing the right buttom at the right time is not my way of interactive entertainment

But watching it as a cartoon is nice.

Guess your poll is to narrow for my vote. I dont LOVE it, I dont HATE it and I know what a laserdisc is..
I would vote "Look nice but play awfull"
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Old 30 November 2005, 10:15   #3
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Guess your poll is to narrow for my vote. I dont LOVE it, I dont HATE it and I know what a laserdisc is..
I would vote "Look nice but play awfull"
Poll edited to reflect this as I am also in the same boat
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Old 30 November 2005, 10:26   #4
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I agree with Dizzy. Played it once. Than never again. Really nice graphics but that's it.
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Old 30 November 2005, 13:11   #5
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Well its nice to look at, but I wouldn't call it "it's so interactive" pushing the right buttom at the right time is not my way of interactive entertainment
I kind of put the 'interactive' bit in an semi-ironic way, by today's standards it's hardly interactive but when released, and compared to the rest of the games available at the day, it was probably an immensely interactive experience for most people.
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Old 30 November 2005, 14:07   #6
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Looks brilliant but plays awful. The same goes for Dragons Lair 3D actually (for the pc)
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Old 30 November 2005, 14:19   #7
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This was one of my least fave games, bought this when it came out late 80s remember sitting there for hours trying to press the button at the right time, did my head in & it cost me £25 ,
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Old 30 November 2005, 22:14   #8
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It didn't take more than an hour's play to ditch this game. If you made a mistake you had to wait for it to load again. If you succeeded, you had to wait for it to load some more.

It's just not a game. It's a big list of scripted joystick moves with some graphics.
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Old 30 November 2005, 23:17   #9
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as a lot of things retro, it may not be technically brilliant, but I love it... wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 30 November 2005, 23:23   #10
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The GB version was great. Mainly because it was just a port of Rollercoaster for the Speccy with a fantastic soundtrack. Great game, but bloody difficult.
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Old 01 December 2005, 00:59   #11
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I was not much more than 11years old when it came out on the arcades and it was an unprecedented 20p per go!!!!!!

it looked sooo good.... as the real voice would anounce

"Dragons lair.....Battle you way through...." and on it would go... i can even smell the ice-cream from the stand next to it.....

mesmorized i would look in wonder at this new LASER disk technology and wonder upon the smoothness and slick animations of the game...

after bugging my parents relentlessly for an hour for 20p to play.... i would walk upto the machine... slowly releasing the recently new funny shaped 20p into the slot hearing a light chink as it hits a very full reserve....

There i am for the firs moment as the game begins,..... okay doge down ... oh wait..

screen goes black... and i wait the impossible second, is the machine broken i thought.. i better get my 20p back...

oh wait... there ...hang on ... i see my character die....

i'm dead.... insert coins....

WTF!!?!?!??!?!?!?

Feking crap inpossible game that was designed to RIP me off!!!!!! /GRRRRRrrrr and space ace..... SUCKED as much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bring back ghost and goblings!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was a 10p game worthy of 20pence!!!!!

and insofar there were plenty of more better games, G&G, Spy Hunter, Super Galaxians, Wonderboy, Shinobie, Double Dragon, Ikari Warriors, Starwars to name but a few...

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Old 01 December 2005, 15:51   #12
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Wow, could there ever be any question about it? I simply love Dragon's Lair. The Commodore 64 version isn't to bad either.
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Old 02 December 2005, 18:08   #14
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I watched a friend complete the game at the arcade once.
The video display broke and there was no picture.
He had played it so much, he knew which joystick / fire button combination to use just by the sound alone.

On the Amiga, I still have not managed to get past the first screen yet!
 
Old 03 December 2005, 23:21   #15
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It looks nice but plays shice
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Old 21 June 2006, 14:25   #16
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Hmm. Gameplay doesnt exists. That's true.
But i'm trying to install in on a hard drive. I successfully install Escape from singe's castle so i can try to install DL 1 to make a unique game. But i not find the original disks near where i live!
Does someone have the original DL 1 disk one in DMS or ADF format so i can try?
 
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This site http://amiga.magix.name pre-installed WHDLoad archive of all Dragon's Lair episodes (and Space Ace too) if you want.
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Old 21 June 2006, 23:52   #18
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