Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Dragon's Lair'

Rating:2 User: p13z

A brave attempt to represent the revolutionary laser disc coin-op game on the Speccy.
The arcade game shoe-horned simple game-play into some graphically stunning (for the time) animated set pieces. The Spectrum version retained the substandard playability, and didn't do a great job with the graphics. The graphics are, in fairness, good compared to the average Speccy title, but nowhere near good enough to carry the game.
They could have, at least, had a first level that wasn't such an annoying fiddle to get through. After sitting through the un-skip-able death animation twice, it loses any appeal, after fifty times it starts to become infuriating.
Too difficult, not much fun to play, and no truly great presentation to compensate.