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September 30, 2009 7:05 AM Subscribe
Looking for some historical information on Dragon's Lair, the arcade game.
posted by orville sash to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
1.) What was the cost in 1983 dollars of a Dragon's Lair cabinet, compared to a standard game?
1a.) If you know the answer, is there anywhere that you can cite this information from?
2.) Is there any way I can find sales information on the game? How many cabinets shipped?
3.) Wikipedia says: "The original laserdisc players shipped with the game (Pioneer LD-V1000 or PR-7820) often failed. Although the players were of good quality, the game imposed unusually high strain: Laserdisc players were designed primarily for playing movies, in which the laser assembly would gradually move across the disc as the data was read linearly. However Dragon's Lair required seeking different animation sequences on the disc every few seconds as dictated by gameplay. The high amount of seeking, coupled with the length of time the unit was required to operate, could result in failure of the laserdisc player after a relatively short time. This was compounded by the game's popularity. As a result, the laserdisc player often had to be repaired or replaced." There is no citation for this. Can anyone cite this info?
4.) Why was there such a long delay between the release of the first and second dragon's lair games?