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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:00 pm 
 

Wow Neat. I hope I did the auction links pasting right. These are fun auctions to look at. Feel free to paste any new ones that you find in the future so everyone else can see.





 
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:35 pm 
 

For those interested, there were actually two D&D-themed arcade games (or two that I know of, at any rate; maybe there were more). For more details than you probably want, see these entries at KLOV, the Killer List Of Video Games:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:42 pm 
 

Both games were also released in Japan for the Sega Saturn, under the name Dungeons & Dragons Collection.  I'd love to get that, but it demands a pretty hefty price.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:14 pm 
 

Heres one for a D&D Pinball Machine:




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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:43 am 
 

I always associated "Dragons Lair" with D&D more... I remember gazing up at the overhead monitor cause everyone was pushing us younger kids back.  :x

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:47 am 
 

Keir wrote:Both games were also released in Japan for the Sega Saturn, under the name Dungeons & Dragons Collection.  I'd love to get that, but it demands a pretty hefty price.

At least one of the D&D arcage games is available for MAME32.

(MAME32 = program to run the contents of the actual video game boards on a PC.  MAME is legal, but playing games whose motherboards you don't own is not legal.)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:05 am 
 

That just got me thinking about Trek-80 http://www.acaeum.com/jg/Item0100.html I wonder if its out there somewhere in cyberspace? (Would love screen shots of this) Also just found an online manual for this, though see no indication of Judges Guild anywhere in it.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:23 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:At least one of the D&D arcage games is available for MAME32.

(MAME32 = program to run the contents of the actual video game boards on a PC.  MAME is legal, but playing games whose motherboards you don't own is not legal.)


I know what you mean, I have a stack of motherboards in my garage just in case the FBI comes knocking down my door to arrest me for playing old arcade roms.  "See there special agent Mulder, there's the Donkey Kong board right next to the Spyhunter."  :roll:

I actually have the roms for both D&D games.  Neither of them work using the version of MAME that I have.  The games are pretty similar to Golden Axe though.  Not particularly memorable in my opinion.  I was always preferential to Gauntlet anyway.

I always associated "Dragons Lair" with D&D more... I remember gazing up at the overhead monitor cause everyone was pushing us younger kids back.


I can count on one hand the times that I actually "played" Dragon's Lair.  Not only was it one of the most annoyingly difficult games to get the hang of but it cost 50 cents to play when it was released.  Since I usually only had a couple of dollars worth of quarters I had to make my money last.  Why would I spend 50 cents for 60 seconds of Dragon's Lair when I could play Galaga or Tempest for 15 to 20 minutes?  Don't get me wrong, I could sit and watch someone play Dragon's Lair forever.  It was definitely one of the landmark games of its time.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:09 pm 
 

Dragon's Lair and Space Ace are now also available on DVD.  You can usually find them pretty cheap for those that want to reminisce.  You use the DVD remote to control the character.  There is also the option to watch it get played through completely.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:19 pm 
 

There was a video on YouTube that collected the entire Dragon's Lair arcade game laserdisc contents. See this Dragonsfoot thread:
http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... ade#304183

I watched it at the time & it was well done, but unfortunately the video seems to be gone now (probably because it was a copyright violation).

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:58 pm 
 

I hope no one minds this thread being renewed, but I was just looking for additional material to go along with this set and found this thread.

See, I just bought one of the D&D CAPCOM CPS-2 units. I didn't expect to see the TSR logo so prominent on the label, but there we go.

I still need to cobble together a supergun to consolize it, but I anticipate getting it working soon enough. I'll probably post a bit about the process over on one of my blogs if there's any interest in the details.

This is my first arcade PCB; probably turn out to be one of two, since there are two of these games in this format.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:18 am 
 

I have the D&D Eternal Sun Mega Drive ( Genesis in the US) ROM which I play on my PS Vita or modded PS3 but never managed to get an old cart like that above


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