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Retroist Podcast – Episode 081 – Dragon’s Lair

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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Dragon’s Lair. I talk about the game’s creations and creator, gameplay and its many variations and ports. Just a reminder to drop by our forums to discuss Dragon’s Lair. The music throughout the show was provided by Peachy.

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11 thoughts on “Retroist Podcast – Episode 081 – Dragon’s Lair

  1. Oh man, this is going to be a great one. Thanks for this. I was fascinated by this game when it came out, but it was expensive to play if I’m remembering correctly.

  2. vinvectrex says:

    Great topic! It’s a rare game that I really enjoy while being truly awful at it. Dragon’s Lair falls into that category. Fortunately, the iPhone version allows for unlimited re-tries.

  3. Chad H says:

    Just wanted to say that I spent the last month listening to all your podcasts during my daily hour drive commute. Good stuff! One of the best podcasts out there. Keep it up and thank you.

  4. Dragons Lair certainly was a landmark game for me during my childhood. I mainly used to watch other people play it because it cost too much for me and I, like most people, was totally terrible at it.

    But the graphics and the amazing sound and music would make me watch it every time I was around the machine.

    It was only in later years when the multitude of DVD and Bluray versions came out that I was able to play it and actually beat it. Suprisingly you can get the actual arcade games pretty cheaply these days, but you will expect to have to replace the laser disc player because they were horribly tempermental and prone to breaking and overheating.

    I loved the Time Warp game as I found it to be much easier to play. Space Ace on the other hand was simply an act of frustration all the way around.

    The Coleco company was actually in the process of making a laserdisc add on for the Colecovision but it took them too long and in the process the arcade industry went bankrupt, so the system was canceled after only a few systems were created. I have seen one in action at the Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas and its safe to say that this would have been a huge seller.

    “Lead on brave adventurer, your quest awaits!”

  5. Awesome bit of info, The Doc! :)

    Retroist, great podcast as always…but I have to ask…were you singing the Rubik the Amazing Cube at the end? You do know that is the cartoon that replaced Dragon’s Lair? Grr. ;)

  6. Superb.

    I played this game many times. I lost this game many times. The arcade near me had a TV monitor above the game so you could watch folks play. I watched a guy get all the way through it one day. We cheered him on and were rather surprised that lovely ladies didn’t swarm around him when he won.

    Oh, Starcade is awesome…I wrote an article.
    http://bit.ly/brkTjw

    Thanks again.
    Dan

  7. Ran to the machine in the Arcade. Argued with dad for 50 cents..played two minutes died..asked for another 50 cents..died again within a couple of minutes. Gave up never played it again. Loved the graphics..loved the animated cartoons in the game. I was horrible at it..one of my biggest arcade regrets.

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