TAITO LD GAME COLLECTION FOR NINTENDO SWITCH -
Taito is set to release the
Taito LD Game Collection for Nintendo Switch to the Japanese market on
December 14, 2023. It is an HD remastered version of the three games Time Gal,
Ninja Hayate, and also, in its first-ever home port, Space Battleship Yamato (a.k.a.
Star Blazers). The special edition will have a collection of materials that includes a
Blu-ray disc, download codes for extras, and other
collectibles. The reservation period is from
July 11-12, 2023. The normal version is priced at
¥9,680, and the special edition is ¥19,580.
(posted 07 Jul 2023)
"VERSION 1" TERMINOLOGY ADOPTED FOR EARLY DRAGON'S LAIR PCB -
The first Dragon's Lair main PCB has no revision marking on it, and we at
D-L-P.com have realized that the only reason we, the
laserdisc gaming community, have been referring to this PCB as "revision A" is because its
schematic drawing is revision A. But the revision of the drawing is irrelevant. (The
schematic for the PCB marked revision C is drawing revision K.) It's more likely that
PCB revisions A and B were unreleased developmental steps towards adding support for the
LD-V1000 laserdisc player and solving problems with the
4Mhz clock. We have updated this website to change all mentions of a "revision A"
(Rev. A) PCB to a "version 1" (v1) PCB for technical accuracy. The three known USA
Dragon's Lair / Space Ace
PCBs: version 1, version 1 revision C, and version 2 revision A, per
their on-board markings, are pictured in the
(posted 29 Mar 2023)
HI-TECH CONVERSION CARD IS NEARLY SOLD OUT -
The conversion card that upgrades the laserdisc player in Dragon's Lair and Space Ace
games to the Sony line of players is nearly out of stock after 23 years. Seven units still
remain available from co-creator Joe Rovito at the
original $199 price, which has never been increased. Check the
Hi-Tech Conversion Card
page for details on the card, ordering information, and the interesting plans for its future
production after selling out.
(posted 13 Mar 2023)
COMEDIAN AND STAR OF LASERDISC GAME GALLAGHER'S GALLERY DIES -
Comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. has passed away at the age of 76. Gallagher got his start in
the mid 1970s performing prop/sketch comedy. His signature sketch was a pitch for the
"Sledge-O-Matic," a large mallet that he used to smash a
variety of items. In 1992, American Laser Games created the game
Gallagher's Gallery, where you shoot at things Gallagher
tells you to and then try to stop him from smashing watermelons with the
Sledge-O-Matic in the final round. Despite having health
issues, Gallagher continued to perform his stand-up routine
into the early 2020s when the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to
(posted 11 Nov 2022)
WEB-HOSTING COMPANY INAP DITCHES CLIENTS -
From Sep. 28 - Oct. 10, 2022, the Dragon's Lair Project website was
offline, following the dismal failure of the hosting company Internap Holding LLC (INAP),
whose response to a ransomware attack was to immediately and permanently abandon the multitenant
hosting business and their clients' data
losses. Service termination notice.
All messages ever posted to a dynamic message board / forum at this website are now lost, along
with users' account data. All static website content online at the moment of the attack has been
reinstated to a new server solely by the site's creators. Please resend any email that you sent
to the domains @dragons-lair-project.com or
@d-l-p.com between Sep. 28 - Oct. 10, 2022.
(posted 10 Oct 2022)
SPECIAL GUESTS AT TOON CON 2022 -
Toon Con welcomes four laserdisc game guests among their impressive lineup this year at the Pasadena
Convention Center in California, USA on October 9, 2022: Don Bluth (Borf), Lorna Cook
(Kimberly), Jeff Etter (Ace), and Dan Molina (Dirk).
(posted 23 Sep 2022)
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