#14: Princess Daphne – Dragon’s Lair
Dragon’s Lair will forever have the distinction of being the first arcade game that required two quarters to play. What, pray tell, could be worth paying double the standard amount for a video game? The groundbreaking multiple-choices available in the game? The countless ways Dirk could die? The fact that a LaserDisc powered the gameplay? Nope. Don Bluth’s animated portrayal of Daphne, the princess who just can’t seem to keep out of trouble, was the real attraction in this game… and attractive she was. Her caricature was, ahem, “anatomically correct” to say the least, which was a big deal for an 80s video game, 8-bit graphics doesn’t exactly lend itself to female characters you dream about. But Princess Daphne’s love of shear clothing, plunging necklines, and her eternal “damsel in distress” neediness made 50 cents a bargain to spend some quality time with her.
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