Coleco Adam Dragon’s Lair Game Manual (1984)

Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair
Sadly I never was lucky enough to own the Coleco Adam home computer back in my youth, I was already firmly in the Commodore 64 camp by that point. I’m not sure if I recall seeing the port of the arcade classic Dragon’s Lair for the Adam back in the day or not but after getting my hands on this awesome game manual thanks to the Arkadia Retrocade I certainly wanted to give the game a try.

I really like how it expands the story of Dragon’s Lair like in this opening page.
Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair B

Of course the wonderful stills from the Laserdic title certainly do not distract from the enjoyment of the manual.
Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair C
Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair D

The Smithy scene is one of my favorites from the arcade game.
Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair E
Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair F

And lest we forget that Dirk’s trials through the Dragon’s Lair even in a ported game will result in the classic fairy tale…
Coleco Adam Dragon's Lair G

As I previously stated that not owning the Coleco Adam I wasn’t sure if the game port was actually using scenes from the Laserdisc or perhaps it would be similar to the Dragon’s Lair I played on the C-64, thankfully Ed1269’s YouTube Channel answered that question.

For what it was worth at the time, this port of Dragon’s Lair like the one I played on the Commodore was a lot of fun if perhaps difficult to control in certain scenes.


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