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Smeeb!
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Wow. Just...words can't describe this!

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/collectors/collectors.htm

The second collection down on this page has got to be the most dedicated Dl fan on the planet ( and I don't blame him, after all Dragon's Lair was a huge inspiration to me becoming an animator. he has everything, including the FIRST Dragon's Lair cabinet owned by Don Bluth back in the day.

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Smeeb!
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Here's another page about it. Jason Finn, the owner of the collection, is a professional BMX rider ( or was )

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=79&sid=216300881ba987cb350068002db4b 08c

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VAN_Paulus
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I love those games. They look good and had lively animation beyond anything else out there in that period . I was an animation student at the time they came out. I thought i would have to draw cute bears to make a living but these Don Bluth games (and his early film Secret of Nimh) proved there was work for animators on much cooler projects. [cheers]
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Smeeb!
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I loved how DARK this game was. Compared to normal saturdaymorning animation and tepid disney films. It seemd...raw..and scary:} Anbd there was nothing more fun than playing it in one of those dingy nasty, smoke-filled, scary arcades run by a fat, cigar chompin slob.
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When these were new, local bars and arcades plugged additional monitors into them and wall-mounted them high so everyone could see. The machines could really draw a crowd. There were long lines to play, until the novelty wore off in a couple of months and arcaders realized the gameplay itself was crappy.

A while back I saw a website from which all the DRAGON'S LAIR animation could be downloaded, but I can't find it now.

GOOGLE!

Someone has posted the animation from the 8-bit, 320X240, 32-color version traced for the
AMIGA version of the game:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6597836012080788358

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Intro for the original game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnQJaKOq4Ls
...and a few more GOOGLE videos...
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=DRAGON%27S+LAIR

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Ganklin
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i have the LD from the the second game, and i was able to get a VHS copy off the LD from the first one. great stuff. i dream of one day having a dragon's lair arcade cabinet in my house...unfortunately i need a house first [Smile]

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mbaker
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Good lord, i thought i'd never see those 'Space Ace' cartoons from 'Saturday Supercade' again. I find it strange that this was the only segment from that show to air on Cartoon Network/Boomerang. After watching some of the episodes on that site, I felt that the Ruby-Spears toons lacked the charm of the original games due to their saturday morning production values. They were guilty pleasure at best, but that's about it. Ace was still an arrogant jock, and Dexter was still nerdy, i'll give you that. Dirk lacked the clumsy, well meaning, heroic charm that made him so appealing. Kimberly, and Princess Daphne just didn't look as sexy as their game counterparts. They looked stiff, and lifeless. I will say that the episode 'Phantom Shuttle' had some appeal to me, even though it was pure cheese. What i did find interesting was that 'Bart Simpson', herself, Nancy Cartwright did Kimmy's voice in the 'Ace' toon.
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Smeeb!
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The saturday morning cartoons were definetly step backwards for DL and SA. It's as if whoever made them looked at the games and said, "These games are great? How can we crap on their legacy? I know! Crummy Saturday Morning cartoons made with no talent or effort!"
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Keith Osborn
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I love this game. I actually own one but it has been dismantled for cabinet repair. A company called Digital Leisure has the rights to the game and has been releasing various versions for some time now. The latest release (HD version) is a gorgeous translation from the original film. It’s never looked better. I also hear the game play is identical to the original – something the previous versions have often lacked. Here’s a link to their site where you can download the trailers:

Digital Leisure

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Gecko3
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Not entirely on-topic, but I found this Family Guy version to be quite hiliarious (found it from one of the links above):

http://tinyurl.com/hetno

Although it's a fan created spoof, it does look like something that would appear on Family Guy.

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mbaker
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That was a great spoof on 'Dragon's Lair. I'm surprised Seth McFarlane didn't think about it sooner. Having Quagmire as the 'gigity, gigity. gigity goon' was pure genius!
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Matt Wilson
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I loved Dragon's Lair. I was not a fan of the Readysoft computer versions, but I did like their original game, Braindead 13. I just wish I could find the Digital Leisure versions of the games.. lost them a couple of years ago.
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