Eighties-era arcade hit Dragon’s Lair now on Mac App Store

Digital Leisure Inc. has released a new version of its classic arcade video game Dragon’s Lair on the Mac App Store, it’s available for $9.99.

The game chronicles the adventures of the intrepid night Dirk the Daring as he tries to rescue voluptuous Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe. The game won accolades when it first appeared in the 1980s for pioneering the use of laser disc media in video games. Unlike most video games of the era, the game featured hand-drawn cel animation created by legendary animator Don Bluth. Players interacted by moving Dirk using a joystick and jumping at key moments in the action; the game would then either progress or Dirk would meet an ugly end, playing out different animations depending on the action.

Dragon’s Lair has made several reappearances over the years and is available for iOS, but this marks its Mac App Store debut.