Dragon’s Lair Returns!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 30, 2006 in Videogames |

It looks like the 80’s classic Don Bluth laser disc game Dragon’s Lair is back:

Review: Dirk is back in ‘Dragon’s Lair HD’

It’s been 23 years since Dirk the Daring first vowed to rescue Princess Daphne from the clutches of a nasty dragon, Singe. As the world’s first laserdisc arcade game, “Dragon’s Lair” looked more like a Saturday morning cartoon than a video game, created by former Disney animator Don Bluth (“An American Tail,” “The Land Before Time”) with lead game designer and programmer, Rick Dyer.

Millions of gamers dumped quarter after quarter to control the brave but dopey knight, and many home-based versions have surfaced over the years for computers, video game systems and even DVD players. But this week, publisher Digital Leisure begins selling a new PC version, the first with high-definition video. To create “Dragon’s Lair HD,” the company says a sophisticated film transfer technology was employed to preserve the original Cel animation. Plus, for the first time, the game’s audio was remastered in 5.1 surround sound. The result is a gorgeous but short-lived and pricey adventure that will likely appeal only to those with a sentimental soft spot for the 1983 arcade game.

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