174 – Dirk the Daring

So yesterday, I accomplished a thing that I have, essentially, been waiting almost 27 years or so to do. I finally played (and beat) Dragon’s Lair. This is a game I saw all the time at the arcade, it was expensive to play, and hard to play, and my 5 year old mind couldn’t wrap itself around it, so, like most things in my life, I gave up. Well, now I’m almost 33, and I downloaded the game on the Playstation Network, and it’s still a hard game, probably more expensive than it was worth, and I still can’t wrap my mind around it. But it had some lovely animation and character design by the legendary Don Bluth and company, so I decided to draw Dirk the Daring. I thought about drawing Princess Daphne, but she was perhaps too slutty looking even for me. Eh, I still might.

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    • Bruce on July 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Great colors.
    Was this the game that in the arcade you had to look into a glass sphere to play?

  1. Thanks!
    I think it was just a regular console, but it’s been decades.

    • Jim Purcell on July 25, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Now play Space Ace.
    But seriously, I too have been wanting to play Dragon’s Lair (and Space Ace) for YEARS, and have yet to find the opportunity. Mostly because the animation looks so slick, and I love adventure style games.
    Wasn’t The Glass Sphere game Tron? Or maybe a variation of Missile Command? Its a little foggy, I sort of came into the arcade scene just before its slow death throughout the 90s started, so I missed most of the classics.

  2. Actually, I think I’m gonna download Space Ace in a few weeks or so.

    • Kathleen on July 25, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Oh man, I have very fond memories of spending a lot of money on that game at Showbiz Pizza. Never made it more than 30 seconds in! Had no idea that Don Blythe was involved. Great drawing!

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