PSA: Play Dragon's Lair On Its Anniversary

By mancide, 6 years ago
For those of you who insist on having time-stamped achievments, you will be glad to know that playing on its release date anniversary will net you the following achievement:

Dragon's LairDate with DaphneThe Date with Daphne achievement in Dragon's Lair worth 42 pointsPlay Dragon’s Lair on its anniversary: June 19.

Arguably one of the most influential video games of all time, Dragon's Lair was released on June 19th, 1983 when the arcade industry was going through a tough time.

Dirk the Daring

The laserdisc format allowed Dragon's Lair to look far superior to its competitors during this time. Disney animator Don Bluth supplied the animation for the game, in which players react to various full motion scenes during the game.

For another industry first, the game cost $0.50 per play; at the time this was equivalent to twice the cost of other arcade cabinets. The high cost did not turn players away, as long lines were often reported at arcades for eager gamers waiting their turn at the #1 video arcade game in the USA in 1983. By February 1984, the game had reportedly earned $32 million for its creator Cinematronics.

The 2012 release of Dragon's Lair on Xbox LIVE Arcade represents the 67th time the game has been ported to a different system since its original introduction in 1983. The game continues to appeal to a wide range of players some 29 years later.
Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.