by Cinematronics, 1983
STATUS:No Longer In the Collection
Post from old site last updated 1/20/2004
Description of game:
One of the first laserdisc arcade games! Sure made a splash in the arcades. Most of the one’s I saw when they first came out had an additional monitor mounted on top so that everyone could see the graphics. Hard to play. Basically a memorization of correct moves. VERY popular collectors’ item.
Different games that this cabinet plays:
Dedicated cabinet for Dragon’s Lair. Can play Space Ace with a ROM and laserdisc swap.
How I got it:
This is the jewel in the 2000 bulk buy. Really got a nice machine. The marquee looks new, there are only a few small nicks in the sideart, and the control panel only has a couple small burns and slight splitting at the fold. Checked the machine inside and out before turning it on. The game fired up right away.
Finished cleaning the optics in the LD-V1000 player, and it now works great!
What it still needed when I sold it:
Absolutely nothing! This was in great shape!
Who has it now:
A lucky Ebay buyer from Cleveland. I admire him, because he is rebuilding his favorite arcade from the 80’s. Great Plan!
Unbelievable find! This was THE cutting edge game of its time, and still commands a devoted following. Hate to admit it, but since I’m not a huge Dragon’s Lair guy so it is now in someone else’s collection. Will play my "arcade accurate" PC version in my miniMAME cabinet.
Personal High Score:
Digital Leisure – Makers of Dragon’s Lair home games