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Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair Achievements

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Got a high score of 427,469. (Controller Mode).

The game automatically sets your lives to "5". Start the game on Easy/Arcade. This only works on the Easy difficulty playing Arcade mode. (Hard difficulty is missing one point-awarding move [the first whirlpool in the Raging Waters scene], so you can’t get a perfect score playing on Hard. Home mode is also missing the first 49 points awarded in the game [most likely it will be the Crumbing Vestibule scene]). It doesn't matter if the move guide, move beeps or the arcade monitor is on or off.

One word about the Falling Circular Platform scenes; there are four different versions of this scene (a 3-ledge and a 9-ledge, each mirrored/reversed, making four scenes). To get a perfect score, you must jump off the platform at the last possible ledge (either 3 ledges or 9 ledges) to get the maximum amount of points. Use the strategy described in Going Down to see which scene you are on.

Another note about one other scene that could screw up your score: the Snake / Mist Room. The correct moves (according to the move guide) are  and . You can bypass the third  input and press  instead, but you will miss out on 49 points (which is necessary for this achievement). So, when you get to this scene (the one with the red/black/white snakes), make sure you input FOURmoves, not three.

Save at the beginning of every single scene, so in case you die, you can just reload that save. You have to make it to the dragon's lair without dying.

You shouldn’t have died at all by the time you reach the dragon’s lair. When you do reach it, you should have 288,494 points, and when Dirk says "Wow", it quickly adds another 49 points to your score (for starting the scene, making your score 288,543). Many people think that you reach the dragon’s lair with 288,543 points, which is false. The points get added very quickly so it seems that you start the scene with that amount of points. If you have less than 288,543 points after Dirk says "Wow", then you won’t get this achievement. Save your game at this point if you have the required points. 

Play through the scene as normal, inputting the correct moves. When you get to the final move (pressing  to kill the dragon), don’t press it. Purposely let the dragon kill you. Do this a total of four times. Save your game each time you start the scene with one less life. On your last life, kill the dragon. If you die a fifth time, simply reload the save and repeat the final life.

  • When you reach the Dragon's Lair for the first time, at the very beginning right after Dirk says "Wow", you should have 288,543 points (5 lives left). Save the game.
  • After your first death, after Dirk says "Wow", you should have 315,338 (4 lives left). Save the game.
  • After your second death, after Dirk says "Wow", you should have 342,133 (3 lives left). Save the game.
  • After your third death, after Dirk says "Wow", you should have 368,928 (2 lives left). Save the game.
  • After your fourth (final) death, after Dirk says "Wow", you should have 395,723 (1 life left). Save the game.
  • On your final life, when you defeat Singe, you should have 427,469 points and the achievement.

The reason for this is when you die, you start the scene over again, and you accumulate all the points again up until you are to slay the dragon (which in itself is worth 5,000 points). If you were to kill the dragon with all five lives left, you would end the game with only 320,289 points. On each of your four lives, you get an additional 26,795 points (for all moves excluding 5,000 for slaying the dragon), so 26,795 times 4 (lives) equals 107,180, plus 320,289 equals the top score of 427,469.

If you saved your game when you reached the dragon’s lair (with the appropriate score), play through it without dying and slay the dragon to unlock Flawless. Then, just reload the save and do what is explained above for this achievement. That way, you only need one playthrough on Easy for the entire game.

You can earn this achievement only by using a controller.

 

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Comment #1 by ShazamFTW
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 09:06:57 AM

I'm really hoping this is "at least" 427,469. And not on the nose. That would make me sad.

Comment #2 by Gor1lla
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 09:40:20 AM

You need exactly that many points, because that is the highest score you can get

Comment #3 by DougAdamson
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 12:34:21 PM

Controller Mode? Does this mean you don't have to use a kinect with this game?

Comment #4 by Zonic505
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 09:32:31 AM

@3: You can play this either on a normal 360 controller or via Kinect.

Comment #5 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:48:40 PM

When you reach Singe's lair, you should have 288,543 points.

Here is a guide with the point structure:

http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/games/related/score/dl/easy.asp

To get this high score, you will have to play with 5 lives on Easy (Hard is missing one move). *And*, you have to get to the dragon's lair with all 5 lives intact, then on the final move (pressing Sword to kill the dragon), purposely miss it four times so you kill the dragon with your final life.

Explained here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6vRYKyUAdQo#!

Don't know if there are different modes of play as there are on the PS3.

This link also has the solutions to every scene.


Link to the PS3 trophy guide (has some of the same achievements):
http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/

Comment #6 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:57:57 PM

When you reach Singe's Lair, you should have 288543 (5 lives)

Now, get to the final move of the scene (pressing Sword to kill the dragon), but don't kill it yet:

After your first death your score should be 315388 (4 lives left)
After your second death your score should be 368928 (3 lives left)
After your third death your score should be 315388 (2 lives left)
After your fourth (final) death your score should be 395723 (1 lives left)

On your last life, when you defeat Singe, you should have 427469 points.

Comment #7 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 02:10:00 PM

Whoops...

"After your first death your score should be 315388 (4 lives left)
After your second death your score should be 368928 (3 lives left)
After your third death your score should be 315388 (2 lives left)
After your fourth (final) death your score should be 395723 (1 lives left)"

Should be:
After your first death your score should be 315388 (4 lives left)
After your second death your score should be 342133 (3 lives left)
After your third death your score should be 368928 (2 lives left)
After your fourth (final) death your score should be 395723 (1 lives left)

Comment #8 by Juganawt
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 07:26:21 PM

Dammit! I'm 49 points away and I can't figure out what I've missed :S

Comment #9 by MartenMadness
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 07:51:12 AM

@8 you have to play on easy mode AND may not skip the move at the baboons

Comment #10 by MartenMadness
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 08:38:32 AM

@8 never mind i have the same problem

Comment #11 by MartenMadness
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 12:09:57 PM

Please someone help D:

Comment #12 by Metal Matcher
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 08:12:38 PM

Does anyone know if this has to be done in "arcade" mode or "home" mode? And does it work with the move guide turned on? I keep getting 422,425 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong...

Comment #13 by Metal Matcher
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:23:33 PM

Never mind, just got it.

Comment #14 by Sirfacee
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 07:09:02 PM

when bLaKgRaVy posted 315388, it could also work with 315338.

Comment #15 by gleska
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 10:47:01 PM

Okay, I went through the exact process you guys told me to go through, but I still didnt get this achievement. I was short: 409174 is what I got by the time I beat it. Do I need to press the right button in a fast and timely manner to get most points?

Comment #16 by Black Tango
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 07:25:35 PM

It's definitely 315338 with 4 lives left, not 315388.

For those having trouble, make sure you aren't saving while points are being added. Also, you get 49 at the beginning of each room. Save after they are added.

I ran through it twice without paying attention to when I was saving and was way short both times. Got it first try when I started keeping watch.

Comment #17 by NightEagle
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 03:21:42 AM

I have an update for this game, specifically with the Elevator Platforms. The 9-Floor drop events occur every 13th scene. Meaning, if you count every scene numerically, the 9-Floor drop happens on scene #13 & scene #26. If the elevator scene appears anywhere EXCEPT #s 13 & 26, it will ALWAYS be the 3-drop scene.

Also, I've noticed that The Smithy scene will be the 7th scene if you have NOT missed those 'missable moves' you mention. Meaning, it will be scene #7 and #20. But I COULD use some validation for this last one.


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US May 18, 2012

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