Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle

Available Platform: Amiga

Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle is the second part of the home computer version of the famous laserdisc game created by Don Bluth Studios: Dragon's Lair.

Year1990
GenreAction
Rating4

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PublisherReadysoft
DeveloperDon Bluth Studios
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated9 February 2021

Game Review

Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle is the second part of the home computer version of the famous laserdisc game created by Don Bluth Studios: Dragon's Lair.

The original arcade was too big to fit into the memory of the computers available at that time, not to mention the floppy disks. So the story was split into two parts. The Dragon's Lair game, released in 1989, ends when Dirk defeats the dragon. In this second part, released several months later, Dirk has to save the princess from the castle.

Technically speaking, Escape from Singe's Castle is far more advanced compared to the predecessor. It's faster, smoother, and hard-disk installable. It also offers a useful feature that can be activated to help the players identifying the next move: a small icon on the bottom of the screen will tell you what to do if you want to continue playing. Actually, I should say "watching" because Dragon's Lair is not really a game: it's a movie, and you have to perform the right move at the right time to continue watching. In this, the gameplay is really faithful to the arcade version. Beautiful and annoying at the same time. But it's also one of the most beautiful things you can see running on the Amiga. At the time, it was revolutionary, and it was simply stunning. Maybe, more rewarding for the friend sitting next to the player rather than the player himself.

Even if it won't be remembered as the best game ever created, it's a milestone, and it's worth playing it again.

Review by: Manu
Published: 9 February 2021 12:44 pm


Screenshots

Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle Amiga screenshot
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle Amiga screenshot
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle Amiga screenshot
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle Amiga screenshot

Download Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.2 - Language: English - Size: 10.39 Mb

Amiga version 1.2 - Language: English - Size: 11.28 Mb


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