If you can remember back to the early 1980s and the smoke-filled arcades of the era, then you will no doubt remember the draw of the laserdisc crowd pleasers from the Bluth Group – Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. Well, now you can play those games, along with Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp on Xbox One, thanks to the arrival of the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy.
Available right now on Xbox One, downloadable as usual from the Xbox Store, the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy does as you would expect, pushing out three of the most iconic videogames of all time and allowing modern day gamers to become engrossed in the tales found from games from the golden age of arcades.
Priced up at just £16.74, the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy on Xbox One contains 1983’s Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace, along with Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp which was first launched in the early 1990s. With all three games coming complete with a wonderful visual style that saw them stand out from the crowd back in the day, utilising the power of laserdisc in the process, anyone who was even vaguely interested in the gaming landscape all those decades ago will be more than interested to see a modern day release.
It was the original Dragon’s Lair which introduced us to one Dirk the Daring, as he attempted to rescue a princess from the clutches of an evil dragon, and Dragon’s Lair II – whilst never really reaching the enjoyment heights of the first game – saw Dirk once more taken on a wonderful quest of courage. Space Ace in the meantime built on the wonders of the first Dragon’s Lair to ensure arcade crowds were never left wanting, dropping us into the adventures of Ace and his universe travelling ways.
If you wish to relive the memories of arcade gaming from the 1980s or just wish to see what all the fuss surrounding Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace was about, then the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy is the best way to do so. Just take a little trip to the Xbox Store, stump up the cash required and enjoy a trio of stunning tales.
Our full review of the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy is live too. Make sure you check it out.
In Dragon’s Lair, you play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon! Space Ace will have you take control of Ace – Defender of justice, truth, and the planet Earth! Ace is being attacked by the evil Commander Borf. Struggle with Dexter to regain his manhood. Destroy the Infanto-Ray. Defeat the evil Borf! Be valiant space warrior, the fate of Earth is in your hands! Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp once again has you leading Dirk on a perilous quest! Spirited away to a wrinkle in time by the evil wizard Mordroc, Princess Daphne will be forced to marry the wicked Mordroc unless Dirk can save her. Once the casket of doom has opened, Mordroc will place the death ring upon Daphne’s finger in marriage, and she will be lost forever in the Time Warp.