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Dragon's Lair or Cobra Command?

12-07-2009, 03:17 PM
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Dragon's Lair or Cobra Command?

I love laserdisk games, even though they were years before my time. Both Dragon's Lair (my intro to LD games) and Cobra Command have excellent versions on the iPhone. I was wondering which was better though. Don't base your decision on price, as it changes, but base it on how fun it is to play, replayability, controls (which don't seem to be an issue), and just which one you find yourself playing more.
12-07-2009, 03:21 PM
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I'd go with Dragon's Lair, if you do not get both

Its the classic that people will remember.

(I got both, and Space Ace)

Rixx

12-07-2009, 04:34 PM
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Yeah, I was more or less leaning that way. It's not a price thing, it's a space constraint. It seems like all the good games have a huge filesize and I have an 8gb touch. Makes things a bit tough when it comes down to getting a ton of games. Time to remove a bunch of jailbreak stuff...
12-07-2009, 04:42 PM
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cobra command is pretty cool. I've never tryed Dragon's Lair thow....
12-07-2009, 04:48 PM
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Dragon's Lair is really the 'King' of LD games, so if you are just going with one, I would steer that way. Plus the animations by Don Bluth are really fantastic. The iPhone version of DL also has a Move guide, wheras the others do not. Makes it a little less frustrating if you're stuck somewhere. And Princess Daphne is ... well ...
12-07-2009, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Der-Kleine View Post
cobra command is pretty cool. I've never tryed Dragon's Lair thow....
Yeah, I know DL is just awesome, but I've never played CC. Looked great from the gameplay videos though.

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Originally Posted by FearlessFreep View Post
Dragon's Lair is really the 'King' of LD games, so if you are just going with one, I would steer that way. Plus the animations by Don Bluth are really fantastic. The iPhone version of DL also has a Move guide, wheras the others do not. Makes it a little less frustrating if you're stuck somewhere. And Princess Daphne is ... well ...
While I like the move guide, I'm kinda old school (even though i havnt been around long enough to really be old school) and like to go without the guide. It'd be a last ditch thing if I couldn't get it. And as for your last sentence... agreed.
12-07-2009, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Somerandomdude View Post
Yeah, I know DL is just awesome, but I've never played CC. Looked great from the gameplay videos though.



While I like the move guide, I'm kinda old school (even though i havnt been around long enough to really be old school) and like to go without the guide. It'd be a last ditch thing if I couldn't get it. And as for your last sentence... agreed.
I was going to say go with DL, though I don't have it yet. I say this because I got CC and it's REALLY hard (though I've never been that good at this type of game anyway), even on easy. Not to mention it's seriously frustrating to have to restart the level every time I miss one encounter. On the other hand, DL has the arcade mode that makes you skip an encounter if you fail it - so the game doesn't get boring and repetitive if you're having trouble passing an encounter. However, since you said you like playing those games w/o the help, I'm guessing you're better at them than I (and I DID play these when they came out in the arcades ), so you may like CC and not have as much difficulty with it as I do.

However, as others have said, DL is the most well known of all LD games and Don Bluth is a great artist. It would be a great piece of history to have in your pocket.
12-07-2009, 05:24 PM
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I would go with Dragon's Lair for sure. I like the old school games as well and I love the feel of DL. I just bought it about a half hour ago and am loving it so far. There is a lot of content and different game modes to play through. There are also many options including difficulty, size of buttons, and amount of lives (including infinite). Definitely worth the $4.99 if not more!
12-07-2009, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Artfoundry View Post
I was going to say go with DL, though I don't have it yet. I say this because I got CC and it's REALLY hard (though I've never been that good at this type of game anyway), even on easy. Not to mention it's seriously frustrating to have to restart the level every time I miss one encounter. On the other hand, DL has the arcade mode that makes you skip an encounter if you fail it - so the game doesn't get boring and repetitive if you're having trouble passing an encounter. However, since you said you like playing those games w/o the help, I'm guessing you're better at them than I (and I DID play these when they came out in the arcades ), so you may like CC and not have as much difficulty with it as I do.

However, as others have said, DL is the most well known of all LD games and Don Bluth is a great artist. It would be a great piece of history to have in your pocket.
Lol, yeah I play it on the PC alot. It's alot of practice, and I had seen some videos and gave away some of the parts that were frusterating me. Plus, I find the challenge fun, especially considering the fact that there's infinite lives.

And I think I'm gonna get both. I'm willing to clear out a few old games to get them both.
12-07-2009, 05:32 PM
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Voted both, especially with Cobra Command at 99. You're practically stealing the game at that price.