Even though the games are decades old and look a little primitive compared to today’s efforts, there’s still something magical about Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace laser disc games. Back when they came out in the 80’s, they provided some fresh innovation to the arcade market, along with great animation and music that we’ve come to expect from Bluth and company.
If you haven’t discovered these classics yet, don’t worry, you’re about to get a second chance to. Digital Leisure has announced today that it has released Dragon’s Lair Trilogy for PlayStation 4, giving you ample opportunity to check out all three classics in one convenient package, going for $19.99.
The official description for the three games can be found below:
“In Dragon's Lair, 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!
Space Ace will have you take control of Ace - Defender of justice, truth, and the planet Earth! Ace is being attacked by the evil Commander Borf. Struggle with Dexter to regain his manhood. Destroy the Infanto-Ray. Defeat the evil Borf! Be valiant space warrior, the fate of Earth is in your hands!
Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp once again has you leading Dirk on a perilous quest! Spirited away to a wrinkle in time by the evil wizard Mordroc, Princess Daphne will be forced to marry the wicked Mordroc unless Dirk can save her. Once the casket of doom has opened, Mordroc will place the death ring upon Daphne’s finger in marriage, and she will be lost forever in the Time Warp.”
The package requires about 7.5 GB of hard drive space, which isn’t too bad at all, and also features an interactive menu with the three arcade machines, along with a brief history for each. There should also be a Watch option available, in case you feel like seeing all the action go down, instead of controlling it. You can purchase it here.
For old-school gaming fans, this is a must. But even if you’re new to the world of Dragon’s Lair, it’s well worth a look, if only for Bluth’s stunning hand-drawn animation alone. Do it for Dirk!