Dragon's Lair

Digital Leisure Inc.
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Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, PSP, Xbox 360
Animated Blood
Fantasy Violence
Mild Suggestive Themes
  • No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary

In this fantasy adventure game, players assume the role of Dirk the Daring, a reluctant knight-hero who must rescue Princess Daphne from an evil dragon. Players guide the knight through rooms of a magical castle and engage in brief sword fights with tentacle monsters, giant bats, robot knights, and lava creatures. The actual fighting is presented through triggered animated sequences based on players' "reflex" choices. Though these "cartoony" clips are intended to highlight Dirk's clumsiness and the game's whimsical tone, they sometimes depict violent acts: sword-swipes cause snakes, ball-creatures, and the above tentacle monsters to get chopped/sliced in half—sometimes with a spurt of reddish fluid. These depictions are brief (one-to-two seconds) and usually accompanied by comical sound effects. When Dirk is defeated—succumbing to lava, electrocution, creatures, heights—he shrieks loudly, turns into a skeleton, then re-spawns in the castle. Princess Daphne is depicted wearing a tight leotard and a sheer, wispy gown that exposes moderate amounts of cleavage, portions of her buttocks. Trapped in a cage, the princess coos and squeals coquettishly when offering advice to the more proactive hero.