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Dragon's Lair Turns 25! Print E-mail
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Written by Thomas "CigDangle" Balistreri   
Friday, 20 June 2008

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I remember it clearly - the first time I laid eyes on the behemoth machine.  It's mere presence beckoned me from across the room like the wafting scent of fresh pastries from a bakery.

As I approached, my eyes caught site of the visual masterpiece displayed on its large screen.  I had never seen anything like it!  I apprehensively crept toward it.  Could it be trusted?  I had to find out. 

Upon reaching the sleeping beast, I looked down.  Fifty cents?  Seemed steep, but this did not deter me.  I dropped two quarters in and began my adventure...

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That was 25 years ago.  Hard to believe it was so long ago.  I never did complete the quest, but I was so close...many, many times.

“I can’t believe it’s already been 25 years!” said Dragon’s Lair creator and legendary film animator Don Bluth. “To think a small project conceived by Rick Dyer would become such a beloved classic is something I couldn’t have foreseen. I don’t think Dirk and Daphne have aged a day!”


    
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To celebrate, all next week Digital Leisure will be offering 25% off all games from its website. Also, all copies of the game on DVD, Blu-ray, or on HD. PC DVD copies will be personally signed by the original creators: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy and Rick Dyer.


    

See the difference 25 years makes

Additionally, Digital Leisure will also be giving away a giclee of the opening castle scene from Dragon’s Lair, hand-signed by all of the creators ($500 value). You can enter to win this limited piece of animation art at www.digitalleisure.com all next week.  You can also to purchase an original Dragon’s Lair movie-style poster autographed by all four creators!

 

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