Dragon’s Lair, Jurassic Park, and more come to Backward Compatibility


The Xbox One’s library of playable Xbox 360 titles keeps on growing. These range from big names like Sonic the Hedgehog to games you might not have heard about, like Blue Dragon. This week’s batch of games includes the arcade classic Dragon’s Lair, Telltale’s Jurassic Park, cycling game Tour De France 2011, and Battlestations: Midway.

Dragon’s Lair is one of the most famous arcade games of all time. Originally released in 1983, the entire game is a series of full motion video (FMV for short) sequences. It’s a cartoon romp where you need to lead Dirk the Daring through a castle by pushing the right button at the right time. Technically it’s just one large QTE sequence, but its animation has helped it age a bit better than other titles at the time. You can currently find it in the Xbox Store for $9.99.

Before Telltale was known for their take on The Walking Dead, they made a game based on the original Jurassic Park movie. It’s set during the movie, and features a rogue corporation trying to find the dinosaur embryos that Dennis Nedry lost in the film. It’s currently $19.99 in the Xbox Store.

Battlestations: Midway is the first game in the Battlestations series, and throws players into the action of the Pacific War, starting with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Players are able to take control of a variety of vehicles to win the war, leading to some pretty intense battles. It’s available in the Xbox Store for $19.99.

Tour De France 2011 is one of the few games available for Backward Compatibility that doesn’t have a release outside of Europe. As the Xbox One is region free, you’ll be able to play it if you have a physical copy, but buying it digitally in the wrong region seems to be impossible.

Do you own any of these games for your Xbox 360? Are you excited to play them on the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below!