Video Game: Super Don Quixote
Bearing only a passing resemblance to the original Don Quixote
, this was a laserdisc game released in 1984 in the vein of Dragons Lair
(the player uses a joystick to tell the character when and which way to move and a button to attack in accordance with the animation).
The player controls Don, a knight out to save his lover from a wicked witch. On the way he has to contend with bats, mummies, giant snakes, a flying totem pole, the legion of the undead, a flash flood, flying jellyfish and a ferocious dragon
. Oh, and also the hands that appear out of the graves, bugs, aliens, serpents and booby traps in the witch's residence.
Super Don Quixote contains examples of the following:
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Rather than an insane old coot, this Don Quixote is a young knight who's more or less competent and slays numerous monsters over the course of the game. Aside from Sancho about the only thing it has in common with the original is a scene at a windmill where Don is attacked by an actual giant this time. Also, it seems that the 'Don' in the name of this game's protagonist must be interpreted as a name, not as a title.
- Captain Ersatz: The Witch looks a lot like Maleficent, naturally. And has the same alignment!
- Excuse Plot: An evil witch kidnaps the protagonist's girlfriend while the protagonist himself fights his way to the villainess's castle. Nuff said.
- Follow the Leader: This game was pretty much released during the time when Dragons Lair was a blast. Plus, it was the same year when Space Ace was released.
- The Many Deaths of You: In the good tradition of Dragons Lair.
- Ms. Fanservice: The princess shows a lot of cleavage in the final stage.
- No Export for You: Never was released outside the arcades.
- No Sense of Direction: Don's search for the witch's lair takes him to a place where he fights American Indians, to what appear to be South American ruins, to Egypt...
- Panty Shot: Shown when Isabelle is trying to avoid touching the boiling liquid.
- Press X to Not Die
- Scoring Points: After the extra life given in the first 100,000 points, points are now worth for high scores.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Sancho and the mule run away from the action at the beginning in most scenes.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Sancho and the mule are not seen again after the windmill scene.