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  • 5 out of 5 (5 votes)
    Dragon's Lair (pc game)
  • Genre: Arcade, Humorous, Tales and legends
  • Software house: Sullivan Bluth Interactive Media
  • Year: 1989
  • System: DOS
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Be a hero!

Dragon's Lair is a 1989 action fantasy game where you play as Dirk the Daring, a knight with a difficult mission: he has to save the kidnapped Princess named Daphne. She was taken to the castle of Singe, the dragon. Your progress assumes only finding the dragon, because the rest of the story will continue in the second game. The view is from a third-person perspective, challenging your visual capacities in avoiding various traps throughout the gameplay, in defeating enemies and trying to survive the threats. The defending strategy implies performing the right moves with the joystick in the correct direction or pressing the action/fire button so that he can avoid getting killed, by using the sword. You have to keep in mind that a wrong direction will be fatal, so you have to be prepared any moment. You will enjoy the cartoonish and detailed graphics, and the fantastic animations, but you will probably be tired of the low quality of the controls. When you reach empty rooms, pay attention, because enemies will appear from nowhere causing a real jumble.The final boss, more exactly the dragon, will probably seem to you less frightening than expected. Well, if you are into legends and knight stories, try Dragon's Lair!

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