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The Tournament of the Phantom Knight

The Pool of Youth

The Story of Old Alf

The Song of the Chimes

The Girl From Crow's Wood












 

Dragon's Lair - the cartoons / Ruby-Spears Production                    

   Back in 84, Dragonís Lair mania didnít stop at the arcade! Like Pac-Man before him, Dirk the Daring soon made his way to saving the princess every Saturday morning via a comedy-adventure cartoon show. The series lasted from 1984 to 1985, and finally gave the kids what they wanted, more animated footage of Dirk in action...

   Thirteen half-hour episodes were produced in 1984. The show was generally run of the mill, but boasted an unusual feature: to keep the show in the spirit of the game, before each commercial break a narrator would ask what the viewer would do to solve the problem facing Dirk. After the commercial break, the outcomes of the various choices were shown.
 
  • Characters:

    Dirk the Daring, Princess Daphne, King Ethelred, Timothy, Cinge the Dragon, Bertram, Storyteller.

  • "The Tale of the Enchanted Gift"
    Originally Released on September 8, 1984 - episode 1 -


     


    "Sir Timothy's Quest"
    Originally Released on September 15, 1984 - episode 2 -
     

     

    "The Tournament of the Phantom Knight"
    Originally Released on September 22, 1984 - episode 3 -

     
    "The Smithee's Haunted Armor"
    Originally Released on September 29, 1984 - episode 4 -

     
    "The Pool of Youth"
    Originally Released on October 06, 1984 - episode 5 -

     
    "The Story of Old Alf"
    Originally Released on October 13, 1984 - episode 6 -

     


    "The Song of the Chimes"
    Originally Released on October 20, 1984 - episode 7 -


     

    "The Girl From Crow's Wood"
    Originally Released on October 27, 1984 - episode 8 -
     

     
    "Mirror, Mirror"
    Originally Released on November 3, 1984 - episode 9 -

     
    "The Snow Witch"
    Originally Released on November 10, 1984 - episode 10 -

     
    "The Tale of Dirk's New Sword"
    Originally Released on November 17, 1984 - episode 11 -

     
    "The Legend Of The Giant's Name"
    Originally Released on November 24, 1984 - episode 12 -

    "The Mist Of Wishes"
    Originally Released on December 1, 1984 - episode 13 -

    Originally aired on ABC in 1984, an american TV channel G4TV broadcasted all episodes recently. All the videos capture are taken from the latest G4TV diffusion.






















     

    SPACE ACE - the cartoons / Ruby-Spears Production                     
       Based on the video game, this show was a segment on the Saturday Supercade

  •    Characters:

       Space Ace, Kimberly, Dexter, Space Marshall Vaughn, Commander Borf.

     

  • "Cute Groots"
    Originally Released on September 8, 1984 - episode 1 -


     

    "Cosmic Camp Catastrophe"
    Originally Released on September15, 1984 - episode 2 -

     
    "Dangerous Decoy"
    Originally Released on September 22, 1984 - episode 3 -

     
    "Moon Missile Madness"
    Originally Released on September 29, 1984 - episode 4 -

     
    "Perilous Partners"
    Originally Released on October 6, 1984 - episode 5 -

     
    "Frozen In Fear"
    Originally Released on October 13, 1984 - episode 6 -
     

     
    "Age Ray Riot"
    Originally Released on October 20, 1984 - episode 7 -
     

     

    "Wanted : Dexter !"

    Originally Released on October 27, 1984 - episode 8 -
     

     
    "The Phantom Shuttle"
    Originally Released on November 3, 1984 - episode 9 -

     

    "Spoiled Sports"
    Originally Released on November 10, 1984 - episode 10 -
     

     
    "Calamity Kimmie"
    Originally Released on November 17, 1984 - episode 11 -

     
    "Three Ring Rampage"
    Originally Released on November 24, 1984 - episode 12 -

     

    "Infanto Fury"
    Originally Released on December 01, 1984 - episode 13 -
     


     

    Originally aired on ABC in 1984, an american TV channel G4TV broadcasted all episodes recently. All the videos capture are taken from the latest G4TV diffusion.

    French Documentary : Don Bluth Productions, behind the scene    

    An old french documentary from 1983 or 1984 where you can see parts of the making of Space Ace / Dragon's lair game at the Don Bluth productions.

    Download the full version (40MB divx file)
    Also available on youtube

     

    Temps-X

    French Documentary : Dragon's Lair & other interactive movie games

    NoLife TV has done a nice documentary about Dragon's Lair and some others Interactive movies games.
    "Retro & Magic" -
    Originally Released on May 6, 2008
    Download the full version (128MB divx file)
    Also available on youtube

     

    (c)NoLife TV -  www.nolife-tv.com/

    STARCADE : Dragon's Lair show                                                  


    STARCADE is a game show where contestants compete by answering trivia questions about video games and by playing video games.
    The show aired on television stations across the US in the 1980's, generally in a Saturday morning or early afternoon time slot.
    It featured the hottest video games of that time.
     


    Starcade's Dragon's Lair show running 22 minutes.38 sec, Original Starcade 30 sec. commercial + Starcade Laser Games  Hotline
    Taken from my own orginal video tape
    (morel details here)

    STARCADE is a registred trademark of JM Production Company

    SPACE ACE 2 : Borf's Revenge - End of the game                           
    Discover the last 33% of the game, where you'll see extra footage done by readysoft for the home computer version.


    Taken from the Amiga disk version, played with WIN UAE emulator.
     Scene not included in the orginal 83' arcade game.Creating by Ready Soft in house.

    Dragon's Lair : All the game played on Amiga                                 

    Watch the game played on amiga, from the begining to the end, in realtime (including loading time).

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    Taken from the Amiga disk version.

    Dragon's lair : All the game played on C64                                    

    Watch the game played on c64, from the begining to the end, in realtime.
    (video from www.c64-longplays.de website)

     

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    Taken from the C64 disk version

    Escape from Singe's Castle : All the game played on C64                 

    Watch the game played on c64, from the begining to the end, in realtime.
    (video from www.c64-longplays.de website)

     

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    Taken from the C64 disk version

    Escape from Singe's Castle - Dungeon Room                                  

    Dirk reaches for the handle on the dungeon room door and it comes to life. The figurehead grows and opens its grotesque mouth to try and chomp Dirk in half. The knight must use his sword to kill the monstrous head.

    VCheck also the death sequence


    Taken from the PC disk version. Scene not included in the orginal 83' arcade game.
    Creating by Ready Soft in house.

    Escape from Singe's Castle - Entrance to the Shapeshifter's Den      
    Rising throught the floor, Dirk appears at the entrance to the Shapeshifter's den, where the evil creature has Daphne prisoner. Dirk must jump back from the large, metal gate as it closes ahead of him.V


    Taken from the PC disk version. Scene not included in the orginal 83' arcade game.
    Creating by Ready Soft in house.

    Escape from Singe's Castle - Mirror in Castle Corridor                      

    As Dirk walks along the corridor leading to the Shapeshifter's den, a full lenght mirror rises out of the floor. A monstrous, deformed reflection lunges at Dirk and the knight must swing his sword to drive it back into the mirror.

    VCheck also the death sequence


    Taken from the PC disk version. Scene not included in the orginal 83' arcade game.
    Creating by Ready Soft in house.

    Escape from Singe's Castle - Skeleton Grounds                             
    Skeletal arms come out of the ground reaching up to try and drag Dirk down into the mud. Dirk must jump away from each of the arms before exiting the room.


    Taken from the PC disk version. Scene not included in the orginal 83' arcade game.
    Creating by Ready Soft in house.

    Escape from Singe's Castle - the Shapeshifter's Den & The End        
    Dirk appears in the den, standing in front of the platform where Princess Daphne sits entranced. The shapeshifter materializes out of thin air holding a staff over its head. Electricity shoots out of the staff's end striking the ground at either side of the poised knight. Disk must make his way up the stairs as they crumble away before throwing his sword into the Shapeshifter's chest


    Taken from the PC disk version. Scene not included in the orginal 83' arcade game.
    Creating by Ready Soft in house.