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Memory Game Lane: Dragon's Lair [Mar. 2nd, 2009|02:30 pm]
[Current Location |Detroit, MI, USA]
[Special Music |Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever]

Does anyone remember Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, or Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp?

They had Dragon's Lair in at least one arcade and possibly a 7-11 in my area. I remember the feeling of joyous insanity from watching this game, let alone playing it ... it was literally unlike most arcade games in this era. It had movie-quality graphics on par with your standard cell-drawn animated film. Going from Pac-Man to Dragon's Lair was like blowing your mind.

I was no good at this game, lol. It was expensive to play, and I couldn't last much past the gate. I was bad at it, but I loved watching other people play it, to the point where I remember wasting my time at arcades not playing games, using up my time watching some other guy navigate the screens.

Here's a walkthrough of the Dragon's Lair game.


From: imaassspankme
2009-03-02 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes I feel like arcade style video games are a completely different thing.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2009-03-02 10:13 pm (UTC)
That shit used to be huuuuuuuuuuuuuge when I was a kid. HuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE. My drawn-out letters can't even begin to describe what a gigantic draw that was. It was as awesome as going to the movies. Basically, a lot of the theatres also had arcades in them. Centralize the crazytown.
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From: imaassspankme
2009-03-02 10:20 pm (UTC)
A lot of movie theaters still have old arcades in them. Or if they don't that was changed rather recently.

When I play an arcade style video game, I don't really view it as just an old video game, but a completely separate thing. Like it's perfectly up to date for this time. Just different.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2009-03-02 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's how I viewed pinball machines as a kid. Exactly same take on it. The video games were just different. I def didn't go "aw man, the Millipede machine's taken, the only open one is the stinky pinball stone age game."
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