Originally Posted by jwebb1970 http://www.i4u.com/article37016.html
Drangon's Lair is now coming to the Wii as a retail disc this fall. Will also include the sequel & the sorta "three-quel" Space Ace. Will apparently retail for around $30.
NoooooooooooooooOOooo! And I wasted all that allowance back in... um, the way back!
I couldn't believe it when Mad Dog McCree hit the Wii, but now that Dragon's Lair is coming, I've basically only got "The Simpsons" as my favorite quarter-muncher left un-reinstated... this might be the hardest game ever, all shite memorization and luck. Good to hear I get the chance to beat it finally. For those that haven't played the Dragon's Lair game(s), you'll die on the bridge. The FIRST bridge. Ten seconds in. Ha ha ha ha ha, funny... Oh, QTE, you made a lousy mistress back in the 80's. I also heard years later that the whole game is like 15 minutes total. That makes it around cost $700,000 an hour if you add up all the quarters I burned as a kid!
I can't imagine this game being as good as the arcade, tho. Some things translate well, others.... not so much. Where's the tension of holding your sweaty palms on the joystick just praying you were ready for the next cockamamie event to load up on you completely unexpectedly and without warning?
Seriously (WARNING: incoming near-geriatric age exposition ahead), I remember standing at the arcade wasting dollar after dollar to play these games in my youth. I honestly thought it was the most amazing 'graphics' I'd ever
see in a video game, only to find out years later that it was all laser disc. LOL! I saw one of the originals in the shop when I bought an arcade cabinet from a few years back, they wanted $2K for it then... wonder if this will lower the value on those games now. They're still hard to come by in reasonable shape.
BTW, Space Ace is crap. I blame a) Heavy Metal, you terrible coke-fueled waste of a cartoon and b) profit junkies.