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Daphne has been kidnapped by the evil wizard Mordroc and Dirk the Daring must rescue her! Travel through time and space in seven levels of twitch-action response to flashing on the screen. The laserdisc provides beautifully animated scenery.

Dragon's Lair II was produced by Leland in 1991.

Leland released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Leland was based in United States.

Other machines made by Leland during the time period Dragon's Lair II was produced include: Ataxx, Pig Out, World Soccer Finals, All American Football, Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road Track Pak, Brute Force, and Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat


Name Dragon's Lair II
Developer Leland (United States)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7648
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class unique
External Device LDP - Sony LDP-1450 or Pioneer 4200 or European version Philips VP-380
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Sword
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Dragon's Lair II Control Panel Image
PCB Dragon's Lair II PCB Image

Game Play

In this game you direct Dirk towards the yellow flashes with the joystick and you press the button to have him use his sword whenever it flashes yellow. If you see a flashing treasure on parts of the game, have Dirk get that treasure. You must have him get all the treasures in order to advance to the final level. The game has seven levels that you must guide Dirk The Daring safely through to help him rescue his wife Daphne from Mordroc who will force Daphne to marry him unless her husband Dirk saves her.

Descriptions of the levels are as follows:

  • On the first level, you must help Dirk escape from his outraged mother-in-law, Hilda (who believes him to be responsible for Daphne's abduction), and get to The Dragon's Lair beneath the castle. There he must find The Time Machine while fighting off a giant serpent. Once Dirk has found and activated The Time Machine, he will proceed to the next level.
  • On the second level, Dirk will be in a prehistoric era where he will make his first attempt to rescue Daphne.
  • On the third level, Dirk will be in Wonderland through The Looking-Glass, meeting with familiar characters like The Queen of Hearts, The March Hare, The Mad Hatter, The Jabberwocky, The Cheshire Cat, as well as even Tweedledee and Tweedledum (who will dress Dirk like Alice).
  • On the fourth level, Dirk will be in The Garden of Eden, where Eve will mistake him to be Adam and a couple of serpents will encourage him to have Eve eat the Forbidden Apple.
  • On the fifth level, Dirk will be in Beethoven's studio where he will be shrunk to the size of a mouse and avoiding a hungry cat.
  • On the sixth level, Dirk will be in ancient Egypt where he will fight mummies and other ancient evil.
  • On the seventh and final level, Dirk will finally have his chance to rescue Daphne and defeat Mordroc. If you make it past this level, Dirk and Daphne will return to their own time, reunite with their children and then fly off again in The Time Machine. Afterwards, the game ends.

Dragon's Lair II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.23 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.13

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.67

Technical Rating: 4.33

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 4.67

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The animation for this game was completed in 1984 but its release was put on hold due to the rapidly declining coinop market of that era.

Cabinet Information

There are at least two cabinet versions. Both are nearly identical, but they have different lower front corners like the European version in the picture above. The European cabinet was made in Italy.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dragon's Lair II Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 82 known instances of this machine owned by Dragon's Lair II collectors who are active members. Of these, 67 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 12 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Dragon's Lair II machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Dragon's Lair II.

This game ranks a 24 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The European version differs again like IDragons LairI and ISpace AceI from the US version. It has a Philips VP380 arcade LD player which has RGB output, 220V and NTSC. There is no compositetoRGB splitter board and the driver ROM is different.


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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 211; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 211; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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