DAPHNE: Arcade; LaserDisc - Dragon's Lair, Space Ace etc.
"Dragon's Lair, the fantasy Adventure where you control the actions of a valiant Knight on a quest to save the Princess from the clutches of an evil Dragon"
To ANYBODY who frequented Arcades in the early 80s, that usually sends a Shiver Down the Spine! Although not actually the first LaserDisc Title, a Prototype Sega Astron Belt debued at an Arcade Trade Show first, or the most financially successful when 'Coin Drop' (the amount of money taken by the Cabinets) is included, that would be Gottlieb's M.A.C.H 3, being the first to market created a media storm. Looking unlike anything seen previously, with Disney Quality Animation* as it's Graphics instead of abstract bit-mapped pixels or vectors, it garnered additional mainstream interest in Video Games which was at already reaching its peak in 1983, prior to the 'Video Game Crash'. Such was its popularity to casual viewers, many Arcades added an additional Monitor on top of the Cabinet so others could watch active games being played. With a game dynamic now described as 'QTE' (Quick Time Events), such was it's impact that it is currently one of the Video Games, along with Pong and Pac-Man, displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
* Not surprising as it was produced by ex Disney Animator and Director Don Bluth who's Studios who were later responsible for animated Films An American Tail, Anastasia and Titan A.E. (if you haven't seen Titan A.E I highly recommend checking it out, although a MASSIVE FLOP on release which caused the closure of Fox Animation Studio's it is now heralded as one of the best Animated Films EVER!).
Matt Oweby and his Team created the LaserDisc Emulator Daphne which runs Dragon's Lair as well as well as many other Titles. Building on the Source Code, user shmoopty has produced a Pi2/3 Fork daphne-pi which is now available or can be added to SD Card Image RetroPie (from the 'Experimental' section of the RetroPie Set-Up Menu).
Source Code Download Link - https://github.com/Shmoopty/daphne-pi
RetroPie Set-Up Wiki - https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Daphne
Dragon's Lair Attract Screen Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn2ZE7XDtO0
"Lead on adventurer, your quest awaits"