Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

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Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair
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Developer(s) Dragonstone Software
Publisher(s) NA Encore Software
Series Dragon's Lair
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA December 22, 2002
EU March 26, 2004
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
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Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (aka aka Dragon's Lair 3D: Special Edition in Europe) is an action-adventure video game released in 2002 by Dragonstone Software. The game is based on Cinematronics' 1983 laserdisc arcade game Dragon's Lair, and follows a similar story; the hero, Dirk the Daring, must enter the evil wizard Mordroc's castle to rescue Princess Daphne from a dragon. Many of the characters and locations from the 1983 original make appearances in the game, along with new puzzles, rooms and enemies. Animator and director Don Bluth, who produced the cartoon animation for the arcade original, also produced two new animated sequences for the opening and ending of the game. The game uses cel shading to mimic the distinctive style of the original.

Emulation Information


Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair has a native 16:9 display option, but it requires enabling it in its internal options and setting Dolphin's Aspect Ratio graphics setting to "Auto". Using the widescreen hack with this title is not recommended.


There are no reported problems with this title.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21746 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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