Monday, March 24, 2014

This Dragon's Lair playthrough took me back twenty years

Were you around twenty years ago? If so, you may remember the arcade game "Dragon's Lair." It was the first video game that I can recall that charged fifty cents at the arcade. I used to go there with a friend on Friday night and go through ten bucks in quarters trying to finish it. I never actually made it to the dragon, so watching this playthrough was kind of fun because it allowed me to see the ending that I never achieved myself.

Boy, video games sure have come a long ways. But there's a certain charm to Don Bluth's animation that still
makes me smile today.
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13 comments:

  1. I played it a few times when it first came out, but never got hooked. It was revolutionary for its time though.

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  2. I've only heard of it. Never really went to arcades.

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  3. I knew of it, but we never played it. But yes, Don Bluth animation makes me smile, too

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  4. Would you believe I've never played a video game? I can close my eyes and picture you nodding.

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  5. I never played that but I certainly remember when the only way to play good video games was at the arcade.

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  6. Don Bluth built the foundation. Loved him.

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  7. I never really enjoyed playing it. It was too much money to wait through most of it just to push the joystick at the right moment. I used to watch people play it sometimes, though I never saw anyone beat it.

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  8. Looked great but probably the most frustrating game ever.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  9. I wasted enough money on that one that I beat it several times and only lost if I mistimed certain steps!

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  10. Reminds me of my brothers spending their money on arcades.

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  11. I remember seeing it, but I never played it. I used to knit while my brother played his Nintendo, which is pretty much the extent of my video game prowess from 20 years ago.

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  12. I am so ashamed to say I've never played any games in an arcade, but only 'cause they came along after I grew up. Or maybe there just wasn't one near me. That must have been so much fun for you.

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