Dragon's Lair

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Dragon's Lair
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sega (JP/EU), ReadySoft (US)
Developer:
Licensor: Epicenter Interactive
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-6035
Sega Mega-CD
US
$59.9959.99[4] T-121015
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4436-50
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£49.9949.99[6] 4436-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
061030

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Dragon's Lair (ドラゴンズ・レア) is a full motion video game released for numerous consoles including the Sega Mega-CD in 1993. It was revolutionary when first released in the arcades in 1983, and served as the first successful full motion video game which relies solely on quick time events.

The Sega Mega-CD version is mostly faithful to the arcade original, but suffers due to the limited colour palette of the system. A Sega Saturn version was also planned[7].

Production credits

Sega Conversion
  • Produced by: David Foster
  • Directed by: Tony Bozek
  • Programmed by: David Foster
  • Computer Graphic Touchup: Mike Boulet, Tony Bozek, Carol Chan, Jackie Liew, David Magerman, Norice Millen, Shawn Moore, Jason Silverberg, Joe Verissimo, Nadia Yee
  • Sound: David Foster, David Magerman
  • End Music: Tony Bozek, Shawn Moore
  • Additional Programming by: Anselm Hook
Source:
In-game credits (JP)
[8]

Magazine articles

Main article: Dragon's Lair/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Game Players (US)Game Players (US) #0612: "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) #16: "January 1994" (1993-12-21)
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)[12]
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Print advert in Game Players (US)Game Players (US) #0705: "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-05: "May 1994" (1994-04-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[15]
Consoles + (FR)
82
[16]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
62
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[4]
GamesMaster (UK)
46
[18]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
29
[19]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[20]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
80
[21]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
67
[22]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
50
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
67
[5]
Player One (FR)
75
[24]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
63
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
90
[26]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
45
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
69
[28]
Sega Mega-CD
64
Based on
16 reviews

Dragon's Lair

Mega-CD, JP
DragonsLair MCD JP Box Back Sleeve.jpgDragonsLair MCD JP Box Spine.jpgDragonsLair MCD JP Box Front Sleeve.jpg
Cover
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Disc
DragonsLair MCD JP JC Back.jpgDragonsLair MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Jewel Case
Mega-CD, US
DragonsLair MCD US Box Back.jpgDragonsLair MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Dragonslair mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
DragonsLair MCD EU Box Back.jpgDragonsLair MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
DragonsLair MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DragonsLair MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, BR
DragonsLair MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDragonsLair MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
609,457,296 CD (JP) G-6035
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
212,178,624 CD (US) T-121015

References

  1. File:DragonsLair MCD JP Box Back Sleeve.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mega-cd/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-22 19:24)
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/qeKIcUfxpHU/m/ybVHXn9hwUEJ
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 80
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sega Magazine, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-15), page 106
  7. Sega Visions, "September 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 38
  8. File:Dragon's Lair MCD JP SSEnding.pdf
  9. Sega Visions, "December/January 1993/1994" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 35
  10. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 101
  11. Sega Visions, "February/March 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 87
  12. EGM², "July 1994" (US; 1994-07-19), page 125
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 163
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 161
  15. Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-05-07), page 20
  16. Consoles +, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 146
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 42
  18. GamesMaster, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-17), page 68
  19. Games World: The Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-26), page 23
  20. Hippon Super, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-04-30), page 60
  21. Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 32
  22. MegaTech, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 20
  23. Magazina Igrushek, "2/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 62
  24. Player One, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 90
  25. Sega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 36
  26. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 24
  27. Sega Zone, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 56
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87