App description: **Brand New Release**

**Fully HD for your latest devices**

**Game Center Support**

Now's your chance to play arcade classic Dragon's Lair in High Definition!

Dragon's Lair, one of the most beloved arcade games of all time can now be enjoyed on-the-go whenever you want. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you've come to enjoy, and even an all-new global high scores list so you can show how well you wield Dirk's sword. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth's stunning animation.

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! Control the actions of the daring adventurer, finding your way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the mysterious caverns below the castle, your odyssey continues against the awesome forces that oppose your efforts to reach the dragons lair.

Dragons Lair is a fully animated classic arcade game from legendary animator Don Bluth. Youll make your way through the castle and caverns below and wield your sword against some strange creatures. Beware of your foes, as they are numerous!

Lead on adventurer. Your quest awaits!

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NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 1.08 GB.

Price in NZ is $6.49 which should translate to USD $4.99

Requirements :
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

**Brand New Release**

**Fully HD for your latest devices**

**Game Center Support**

Now's your chance to play arcade classic Dragon's Lair in High Definition!

Dragon's Lair, one of the most beloved arcade games of all time can now be enjoyed on-the-go whenever you want. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you've come to enjoy, and even an all-new global high scores list so you can show how well you wield Dirk's sword. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth's stunning animation.

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! Control the actions of the daring adventurer, finding your way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the mysterious caverns below the castle, your odyssey continues against the awesome forces that oppose your efforts to reach the dragons lair.

Dragons Lair is a fully animated classic arcade game from legendary animator Don Bluth. Youll make your way through the castle and caverns below and wield your sword against some strange creatures. Beware of your foes, as they are numerous!

Lead on adventurer. Your quest awaits!
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10-10-2013, 07:56 AM
#41
Well I bought it, but this really was a nasty/greedy move on the developers part for sure. It is identical to the prior ios release, only it looks much better. Again, they should've just updated the existing file. They'll do the same thing with Dragons Lair II...

After emailing Digital Liesures and calling them out on their abandoning my beloved Space Ace, they said they're going to so the same thing as seen here.

I believe the iPhone only version was intentional and wouldn't expect a universal update. Not when they can sell you another iPad only version. /facepalm
10-10-2013, 08:19 AM
#42
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Originally Posted by Creepshow View Post
Well I bought it, but this really was a nasty/greedy move on the developers part for sure. It is identical to the prior ios release, only it looks much better. Again, they should've just updated the existing file. They'll do the same thing with Dragons Lair II...

After emailing Digital Liesures and calling them out on their abandoning my beloved Space Ace, they said they're going to so the same thing as seen here.

I believe the iPhone only version was intentional and wouldn't expect a universal update. Not when they can sell you another iPad only version. /facepalm
But both iPhone versions of DL and DLII were EA releases, right? I don't think they could have update the old version in that case. Im thinking of when the game Gesundheit left Konami and had new versions released, and more recently R-Type... Also, it's not identical if it "looks much better"

Still it would have been nice if they had a launch sale or something for the owners of the old version. The iPad versions (and the iPhone version of Space Ace) were already released by Dragon's Lair LLC, not EA, so I'm thinking those wont be re-released and just see updates. I am hoping to finally see an iPad version of DLII!

How much better *does* it look from the old version? And is the widescreen just cropped from the full screen version?

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10-10-2013, 08:43 AM
#43
I'm probably the wrong person to ask but I've just played this along with the HD iPad one and they are the same - except this one has game centre leaderboards (for arcade 3 lives) and achievements (like complete the game with the move guide turned off and die via asphyxiation the bedroom scene). I'm playing on an iPod 5th gen and it's full widescreen. Personally, I think it's three English pounds very well spent as I used to travel 30 miles each weekend for me and my pals to play this and now I've got a widescreen one that I can carry around with me. If you've never played Dragon's Lair then you'll probably hate it and if you're happy with what you've got on iPhone or iPad then it's probably best to stay away. I don't mind paying 3 for a little piece of personal and video game history on my chosen device.
10-10-2013, 10:32 AM
#44
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Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin View Post
I'm sure it costs the deeloper at least something to upgrade all that video, re-encode it, and make sure all of the inputs are still timed properly.
So why do other apps update for free?
10-10-2013, 10:56 AM
#45
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Originally Posted by Protoman View Post
So why do other apps update for free?
My guess is because they can afford to? Or alot of times, an update fixes something that should have not been wrong to begin with?

But it's totally the perogative of the developer to release a new app if they think that their efforts have warranted it. Then it is up to you as the consumer to buy it or not.
10-10-2013, 11:55 PM
#46

I wish the Control System wouldn`t be as bugged as it currently is. As soon as I reached the Room with the Princess the Game became unplayable since it simple didn`t react over time to any of my Tabs.

Therefor I can honstly only warn everyone to stay away from the Game till someone at Digital Leisure Inc. gets their shit done since screwing up a Game that does strangly work if it comes to the HD Build seem to be for me...

10-11-2013, 08:38 AM
#47
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Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
YouTube: video
I wish the Control System wouldn`t be as bugged as it currently is. As soon as I reached the Room with the Princess the Game became unplayable since it simple didn`t react over time to any of my Tabs.

Therefor I can honstly only warn everyone to stay away from the Game till someone at Digital Leisure Inc. gets their shit done since screwing up a Game that does strangly work if it comes to the HD Build seem to be for me...

I suggest a hard reset on your device as the game controls flawlessly for me and I've had no such problems. 1 star rating? C'mon now...
10-13-2013, 09:23 AM
#48
I totally remember playing this in the arcades. Once at a Chucky Cheese after spending (gasp) 75c and barely getting anywhere an older kid walks up, sticks in a quarter and finishes the game. I watched in total disbelief and awe. It was the greatest thing I had ever seen at the time.

That was the arcade culture; how far you could go on one quarter.

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