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DRAGON'S LAIR - Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast


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The Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast is a weekly podcast that dives deep into Arcade Life and takes a look back at classic coin-op games and arcade memories of yesteryear! The podcast is hosted by The Retroist's Vic Sage along with his arcade co-worker Andy Pickle. 

 

 

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This week's episode is about Dragon's Lair, the Don Bluth LaserDisc coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Cinematronics in 1983. In Dragon's Lair, the protagonist Dirk the Daring is a knight attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe who has locked the princess in the foul wizard Mordroc's castle. The world of Dragon's Lair is animated by Don Bluth, best known for directing animated films including The Secret of NIMH (1982), An American Tail (1986), The Land Before Time (1988), and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) among others.

 

The success of the game sparked numerous home ports, sequels and related games, and has been made available on modern platforms such as Wii and iPhone. The game led to the creation of a Dragon's Lair television cartoon series by Ruby-Spears Productions. Thirteen half-hour episodes were produced and aired on the ABC network from September 8, 1984, to April 27, 1985. Dragon's Lair is currently one of only three video games (along with Pong and Pac-Man) in storage at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

 

The Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast is a terrific podcast for those who are passionate about classic arcades and the memories that come along with them. I hope you'll find the time this weekend to tune in and give this podcast a listen. You could download it in iTunes, pop in some earbuds, and take it with you to your local arcade to listen while playing a great game. Maybe you'll see me there, doing the same.

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to the Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast here:

 

https://ia801508.us.archive.org/14/items/DiaryOfAnArcadeEmployeeEp10DragonsLair/Diary-Of-An-Arcade-Employee-Ep-10-Dragons-Lair.mp3

 

 

 

 

 

You can also search iTunes for Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast, or visit The Retroist here:

http://www.retroist.com/2015/09/30/diary-of-an-arcade-employee-podcast-episode-010-dragons-lair/

 

 

Here's what Vic Sage had to say about the episode:

 

 

Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast – Episode 010 – Dragon's Lair

 

View this episode at The Retroist

 

Welcome friends to the tenth episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of what it’s like to at a retro arcade. On this show I discuss Cinematronic’s 1983 smash hit “Dragon’s Lair”!

 

If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by making sure to “Like” their Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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