Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp – Review

On June 21, 2011

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Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp – Review

Our rating:

By: Electronic Arts

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2011-06-09


Price: 0.99

User Rating:

The final game in the trilogy of Don Bluth animated arcade games from the 80’s has finally hit the iPhone. Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace are now joined by Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp.

In sheer game play, the game is more harrowing than its predecessors even in easy mode. It moves faster and requires a very quick reaction time (which kind of stinks when the controls are occasionally unresponsive to the touch. However, that could be an iOS issue and not the game). The Don Bluth animation is as excellent as with the other games and the storyline which jumps between historical and literary fantasy is quite fun. Since this is a sequel, we don’t even need to be introduced to the characters.

The game is only currently available for the iPhone (as is the case with Space Ace, although the original Dragon’s Lair has an HD version). I find that playing it on the iPad 2 on double-size only has minimal pixelation and is quite playable to the point where an HD version is not even necessary to enjoy game play on the larger screen. Thank you, Retina Display.

Currently, the game is on sale for 99 cents for Father’s Day. I paid the full three bucks for it (partially because I’m a fan of Mr. Bluth), because it’s still a bargain compared to the $5 price of Space Ace or Dragon’s Lair HD (Dragon’s Lair remains a buck). I say scoop it up while the price is down.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:For a buck? Definitely.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:Retro gamers and Don Bluth fans.

What I Like:Wonderful animation and good action. Good storyline. Good spacing of controls.

What I Don't Like:Controls occasionally unresponsive. An iPad version would be nice.

Final Statement:The final Don Bluth animated game is on the iPhone, and it's about time.

Read the Developer's Notes:
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YOUR QUEST AWAITS! Only you, Dirk the Daring, can save Princess Daphne from the clutches of the Evil Wizard Mordroc in this fully animated arcade classic from the legendary animator and director Don Bluth.

It is a dark time in all the land. The Evil Wizard Mordroc has spirited away Princess Daphne to a wrinkle in time, scheming to force her into marriage. As Dirk the Daring, you must race through time to rescue her. A bumbling old time machine (and all the courage you can muster) will transport you on your mission. But you must hurry. Once the Casket of Doom has opened, Mordroc will place the Death Ring upon Daphne’s finger in marriage – and she will be lost forever in the Time Warp!


Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp is the one and only true follow-up to the landmark Dragon’s Lair created by renowned animator Don Bluth. Just like the famous arcade classic, continue the adventures of Dirk the Daring as he bumbles his way through feats of strength and valor.


On your quest to save Princess Daphne, you will visit 8 different dimensions and eras in time. Encounter characters from literature and history such as Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, and Beethoven. As Dirk the Daring, you might wind up in the Garden of Eden, Ancient Egypt – or even in prehistoric times battling dinosaurs!


Customize your adventure! The responsive and intuitive controls let you play with or without move guides. You can choose to use 3, 5, or even infinite lives. And exclusively with iPhone & iPod touch, you can play through the Original version or the new Director’s Cut, which features an alternate ending!


Prepare for a grandly goofy good time, whether you’re an arcade enthusiast seeking to relive the adventure or the brave of heart seeing the Daring One shriek at the sight of a monster for the first time.

Good luck, Adventurer! Your quest awaits!

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