You may have noticed that Dirk almost never actually physically dies during the death scenes of Dragonís Lair II. In fact, Dirk dies on camera less than 5% of the time. Hereís an in-depth analysis of exactly how often we witness Dirk's death. The degrees of fatality of the death scenes have been divided into 4 categories.
|Dirk dies on camera.||Dirk is left alive, but in a position of certain death.||Dirk is left alive in immediate danger probable to cause death, but we can't be sure.||Dirk
(perhaps with minor
injury, or suffered a
|Scene 1||0 times||8 times||6 times||4 times|
|Scene 2||0 times||1 times||9 times||0 times|
|Scene 3||0 times||3 times||6 times||5 times|
|Scene 4||1 times||2 times||7 times||5 times|
|Scene 5||1 times||4 times||8 times||1 times|
|Scene 6||1 times||3 times||9 times||0 times|
|Scene 7||1 times||2 times||4 times||0 times|
|Scene 8||0 times||0 times||4 times||0 times|
|Totals||4 (4.2%)||23 (24.2%)||53 (55.8%)||15 (15.8%)|
So, did all of this death scene silliness contribute to the game's lack of success in the arcades? One wonders...
The following is the fatality chart for
Dragon's Lair's death scenes. It shows that Dragon's Lair was much
deadlier and more graphic.
It's basically the inverse of the chart for Dragon's Lair II.
|DL Totals||16 (17.6%)||45 (49.4%)||21 (23.1%)||9 (9.9%)|
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