I’d like to write “hot on the heels of the re-release of Dragon’s Lair [.99 / HD], comes Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp [$2.99] for the iPhone and iPod Touch.” If I did just throw that out to the ether, I’d be incorrect. The original Dragon’s Lair re-release was shoved out the door in December 2009. Dragon’s Lair: Time Warp joins its predecessor in the App Store in June 2011.

I doubt I’ll ever receive an answer that sits with me well about the hold-up, but I suppose it’s stupid subject to broach at this point. The game is out so... who cares, right?

Let’s talk about it then. Dragon’s Lair 2 has the same feature set as the original re-release, including the move guide, the choice between three, five, or infinite lives. However, there is a fun extra that I’m sure the core enthusiasts out there will love: Dragon’s Lair 2 for the iOS features a “Director’s Cut” version of the game with an alternate ending.

In total there’s eight levels to explore as you play as Dirk who is charged with saving a certain princess named Daphne. This time around, you’ll need a rickety time machine and fast fingers to successfully retrieve her from the evil wizard Mordroc.

Dragon’s Lair 2 is $2.99 on the App Store while it’s predecessor is now sitting at a good 99-cent price point. Check out our review of the first in series to see if it’ll click with you. Lord knows how much these QTE-focused games hurt me on the inside.

Oh! And there's been no word yet if there will be an "HD" version of this sequel for the iPad. We're working on getting confirmation.

  • Anonymous

    There was a gap of 8 years between the original games. Why the hatred over the release date? Was the author really on pins and needles waiting for this to come out? 

    "Lord knows how much these QTE-focused games hurt me on the inside."
    How about letting someone else review the next one, then.

    • BruteOutlawz

      How is it hatred? he mentions that its been ages since the last release.

      and is he not allowed to have his own opinion on the game??

      • Anonymous

        Oh he's allowed to have an opinion. And I can have an opinion about his writing style. With one short article, he complains about the timing of the release (I don't remember EA ever promising a date on this), simultaneously professing his dislike of the style. Reminds me of the old Woody Allen joke:

        "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible."
        "Yeah, I know; and such small portions."

  • Anonymous

    There was a gap of 8 years between the original games. Why the hatred over the release date? Was the author really on pins and needles waiting for this to come out? 

    "Lord knows how much these QTE-focused games hurt me on the inside."
    How about letting someone else review the next one, then.

  • http://twitter.com/jinchoung jin choung

    anyone been able to beat it yet?  i suspect there's a bug involving the egyptian dagger... no variation on timing allows you to successfully get the dagger and you can't finish the game without it.

  • Reza

    What ever happened to Mad Dog Mccree?  Wasn't that supposed to come out 2010??

  • Doombear

    It seems whenever you grab a treasure, this particular version jumps you ahead one move, which causes confusion.