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GF Rating
5.4

243 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

welcome to the lair

posted by trex6504 (HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA) Apr 11, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I had recently received this game and it takes me back to the days when arcades were still very popular. This game plays exactly like the arcade version except that you could have infinite lives if you so choose to set it like that. you can also play the home version which will start you right from where you die or the arcade version. The graphics on this game are great. My only downfall to this game is that it is to short i would have liked to see a longer game. This is a definite good rent for fans of dragons lair. I would not recommend buying this game mainly because of its length.

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GF Rating
7

Good

As crazy hard as you remember

posted by rogenjemi (PLAINVILLE, CT) Feb 23, 2011

Member since Feb 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you were 5 or older in the 1980s, that "Strange Game" in your local arcade, the "the game where you played a movie", Dragons Lair is not a mystery to you.
If you are not in the above category, this compilation has got to seem like one of the quirkiest offerings on the Wii platform.
I'm not going to go into the history lesson for those people(that's what the internets are for) but I'll explain some of the features of the game in case you're not sure if you want to click that "rent it" button.
In the first game, you can play the original version 'as is' from the Arcade cabinet, or a 'Director's Cut', were a few "extra scenes" can be played through. Also, you can set the response time; easy - you get about two-and-a-half seconds for an input, or hard - you get one second exactly before the scene kills you off.
Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp, the only option is is to play to the original ending in the game, or an alternate ending they apparently scrapped.
In the obligatory Sci-fi version Space Ace, you have 3 difficulties to chose from; Cadet - the bare minimum of scenes gets you to the end, Captain - a few extra scenes are required(some of which may seem familiar) to save the girl, and Ace, where you must pass every scene forwards and backwards to reach the end.
Lastly, all three games have four settings adjustable in the option menu, but really the only one that matters is Lives(3, 5, or INFINITE!).
In Conclusion, even though the sound quality seems not as great as I remember, all the LaserDisk quality(asterisk chuckle asterisk) visuals and animation are as top-notch as you remember. Definitely worth a rent for your fond memories of frustration. And if you don't have any, give it a rent to experience a small video game history lesson, to further appreciate how far the medium has come since the heyday of the local Arcade.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Just like I remember it

posted by snotspill (YORKVILLE, IL) Dec 22, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Overall game play was exactly what I had expected. Almost mirror image of the arcade version. Philips CDI version was alot more difficult that the Wii version. If you had fond memories of this game growing up, I don't think you will be disappointed. Didn't give it a 10 because it was way to easy to get to daphne on dragons lair.

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