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Fans of retro-gaming, rejoice - Dragon's Lair has made its way to Android. Originally available as an arcade game back in 1983, this quirky game takes you on the journey of a brave knight on a mission to save a beautiful princess - a pretty typical storyline indeed. That's probably the only thing typical about this game - given its age, that is.

Dragon's Lair changed the way games were played when it hit the scene; controls were different, graphics were better, gameplay was more fluid - you name it, Dragon's Lair made it happen. Now all the 30-year-old cutting edge tech is available on your Android phone or tablet, with every last quirky cutscene and the original controls included.

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The game will set you back $4.99, a small price to pay for gaming history. Hit the widget to buy.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://michael.bearfootden.com Michael?!

    The game I would drop money for is Dragon Warrior...

    • Randy

      I was actually playing Dragon Warrior on my NES a few months back. That game is so addicting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/lefty2717 Ronnie

    I hope they make "Space Ace" also! The cool thing about those games that made the graphics so good is that it was on a laser disc the controls took a bit to get use to. you had to react a lil early to get it to move at the right time. I wasted many a rolls of quarters on Space Ace and Dragons Lair.

  • Interest

    Calling the gameplay fluid is a little silly.

    The animation certainly was superb and fluid,because it was a professional cinematic animation studio recorded on laser-disk.

    The "gameplay" was pressing the right button at the right time to see the success-clip, rather than the death-clip.

    That's right, Dragon's Lair brought us the Quick Time Event

  • Jonathan Harford

    "...gameplay was more fluid..."

    Dragon's Lair's gameplay is about as fluid as a game of Whack-A-Mole.

  • Eludium-Q36

    1983's Dragon Lair: $1 yes, $5 nope

  • Ken

    Back in the day, I played this LD game, But I played Cliff Hanger way more. Sometimes I spent a whole afternoon and 1-2 rolls of quarters.