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Dragon Quest (ドラゴンクエスト Doragon Kuesuto?), published as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, is a series of role-playing games produced by Enix (now Square Enix). It is the twelfth best-selling video game franchise in the world. Image File history File links Dragon_quest_logo. ... Image File history File links Dragon_quest_logo. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Enix Corporation ) was a company that produced Japanese video games and manga. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... This is a list of video games that have sold over one million copies. ...


Installments of the series have appeared on MSX computers, Famicom/NES, Super Famicom/Super NES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, and PlayStation 2 video game consoles, as well as on several models of mobile phone. Three future installments are in the works, one slated to appear on Nintendo's Wii and the other two for the Nintendo DS. As of 2006, the Dragon Quest series has sold over 40 million units worldwide, as stated by Square Enix in the E3 conference. It is Square Enix's most successful franchise after Final Fantasy, although Dragon Quest is more popular than Final Fantasy within Japan.[citation needed] Sony MSX 1, Model HitBit-10-P MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture in the 1980s. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES, also known as SNES or Super Nintendo, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... // Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Nintendo DS Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation era First available NA November 21, 2004 JP December 2, 2004 AU February 24, 2005 EU March 11, 2005 ZH July 23, 2005 Connectivity Wi-Fi and Local Wireless Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, LAN Units... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or electronic device that manipulates the video display signal of a display device (a television, monitor, etc. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... // Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Nintendo DS Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation era First available NA November 21, 2004 JP December 2, 2004 AU February 24, 2005 EU March 11, 2005 ZH July 23, 2005 Connectivity Wi-Fi and Local Wireless Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, LAN Units... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... For the first installment in the series, see Final Fantasy (video game). ...


Dragon Quest's North American name was changed due to a trademark conflict with the role-playing game DragonQuest, which was published by veteran wargame publisher SPI in the 1980s until the company's bankruptcy in 1982 and purchase by TSR, which then published it as an alternate line to Dungeons & Dragons until 1987.[1] In 2003, Square Enix registered the Dragon Quest trademark in the US, signalling the end of the Dragon Warrior moniker. This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... Dragonquest is a novel written by Anne McCaffrey and is part of her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Simulations Publications, Inc. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organizations to pay their... TSR was a company formed as Tactical Studies Rules in 1972 by Gary Gygax and Don Kaye (and others later) to publish the rule set for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. ... Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) currently published by Wizards of the Coast. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...

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Overview

During the mid-1980s, Dragon Quest was created by Yuji Horii. The series monster and character designs were by famed Dragon Ball manga artist, Akira Toriyama. All of the music for the Dragon Quest series has been composed by Koichi Sugiyama.[2] Yuji Horii (堀井雄二 Horii Yūji, born January 6, 1954) is a Japanese video game designer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Manga )   (pl. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 5 April, 1955,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed mangaka known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the Dragon Ball franchise which he began in 1984. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Koichi Sugiyama (すぎやまこういち Sugiyama Kōichi; born April 11, 1931) is a Japanese music composer. ...


The Dragon Quest series stories are divided into trilogies. The first three games of the series tell the story of the legendary hero known as Roto (also known as Erdrick or Loto in the American version). Dragon Quest IV-VI are based around a castle in the sky called Zenithia. Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII are independent of each other and stand alone stories. A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can generally be seen as a single work as well as three individual ones. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Zenithia, also called Zenith Castle or simply Zenith, is the name of a fictional sky castle from the videogame series Dragon Quest. ... Dragon Warrior VII , lit. ...


The games themselves feature a number of religious overtones: saving the game and reviving characters is always performed by clergy in churches. Bishops are often seen wandering around the overworld of Dragon Warrior Monsters and have the ability to heal. In Dragon Warrior VII, the Demon Lord, otherwise known as the Devil (known as Orgodemir in the game), is the final boss, and there is also a sidequest to fight God himself. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      This article is about... Dragon Quest Monsters (Japanese: ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is a monster breeding video game series based on the Dragon Quest universe made by Enix Corporation now d. ... Dragon Warrior VII , lit. ... A typical compact effects pedal. ... A side-quest, in RPG-genre video games especially, is a smaller mission within a larger storyline. ...


Dragon Quest is such a cultural phenomenon in Japan that there are live-action ballets, musical concerts, and audio CDs based on the Dragon Quest universe.[3] The London Philharmonic Orchestra has performed for several Dragon Quest music albums.[4] It is the first video game series to have its music performed live by an orchestra.[citation needed] Since 1987, music from Dragon Quest has been performed annually in Japan in concert halls.[citation needed] The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... CD re-directs here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (frequently abbreviated to LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


Outside Japan

Dragon Quest is not nearly as successful outside Japan, having been eclipsed by Final Fantasy and other RPG series. Because of Enix America Corporation's closure in the mid 1990s, Dragon Quest V and Dragon Quest VI were never officially released in North America. In Europe, none of the games except Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and Dragon Warrior Monsters have seen release. The lack of official localizations for Dragon Quest games has inspired many fan translation projects, even though they are technicially illegal. For the first installment in the series, see Final Fantasy (video game). ... The Enix Corporation ) was a company that produced Japanese video games and manga. ... Dragon Quest V: TenkÅ« no Hanayome lit. ... Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi, the final original Super Famicom Dragon Quest game, was released in 1995 in Japan. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Dragon Quest Monsters (Japanese: ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is a monster breeding video game series based on the Dragon Quest universe made by Enix Corporation now d. ... Software localization is a process of translating software user interfaces from one language to another and adapting it to suit a foreign culture. ... Fan translation being done from English into Finnish using the Japanese version as reference. ... Fan translation being done from English into Finnish using the Japanese version as reference. ...


The first four Dragon Warrior titles suffered from substantial censorship in their North American localizations, largely in keeping with Nintendo of America's content guidelines at the time, which placed severe restrictions on religious iconography and mature content. Both graphics and text were edited, replacing coffins with ghosts, crucifixes with five-point stars, and "Priest" with "Healer," to name but a few. However, the graphics, sound and menus of the first two games were given an upgrade for their American release. Censorship is defined as the removal and withholding of information from the public by a controlling group or body. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... An open casket A coffin (in North American English, also known as a casket, although the design is different - coffins taper towards the feet while caskets remain the same width) is a funerary box used in the display and containment of deceased remains -- either for burial or cremation. ... An artists rendering of a ghostly woman on a flight of stairs A ghost is usually defined as the apparition of a deceased person, frequently similar in appearance to that person, and encountered in places he or she frequented, or in association with the persons former belongings. ... The Crucifix, a cross with corpus, a symbol used in Catholicism in contrast with some other Christian communions, which use only a cross. ... A pentagram A pentagram (sometimes known as pentalpha or pentangle) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes. ...


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King has been the second Dragon Quest game to be released in Europe (the first being Dragon Warrior Monsters published by Eidos Interactive), marketed as Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King. Still, the series is one of Square Enix's flagship titles, and it is currently planning to release at least four upcoming titles in the series outside Japan. Dragon Quest Monsters (Japanese: ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is a monster breeding video game series based on the Dragon Quest universe made by Enix Corporation now d. ... Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and computer games based in the United Kingdom. ...


Common elements

Gameplay

The Dragon Quest system is similar to the basis of the Ultima and Wizardry video game systems. The game player's party walks into a town and buys weapons/armors/items in order to defeat monsters easily. When the player's party is out of the town, the party is vulnerable to monster attacks. When the player encounters monsters, s/he has several options from which to choose. The player can attack and defeat the monster(s) with weapons, magic, or items. The player can also attempt to run away from a fight, however the option is not open during a boss battle. After a player wins a battle by defeating all the monsters, the player's party members gain experience points (EXP) in order to gain a new level. When a certain character gains a new level, the stats of the character are upgraded.[5] It has been suggested that Mongbat (Ultima) be merged into this article or section. ... Wizardry is a series of computer role-playing games, developed by Sir-Tech, that were popular in the 1980s. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf In video games, a boss (sometimes called a guardian) is a particularly large or difficult computer-controlled character that must be defeated at the end of a segment of a game, whether it be for a level, an episode, or the very end... Experience points (often abbreviated as exp or xp) are a representation of a characters advancement and improvement in skills in role-playing games. ...


When the player's party dies in battle, they will lose half of their gold and the leader of the party warps back to the nearest church. The leader then needs to pay a priest to revive his/her party members. More recent games in the series have banks in many towns that allow the player to store his or her money; this will prevent it from being lost when the party dies.


To save a player's progress, the player must visit a Church (also known as a House of Healing in early North American versions) and talk to a priest or nun. In early versions of Dragon Quest, the player must visit a king in order to save his or her progress[5] (this does not include the first two Dragon Quest titles for the Famicom, which use a password system).


Starting with Dragon Warrior II, the series features several classes to choose for the party members. Typical classes include the fighter, paladin, and mage. Each installment possesses its particular set of classes. Dragon Warrior II , lit. ... The Fighter is a common archetyal character class in numerous role-playing games whose speciaties lie in physical combat. ... Paladin is a character class in Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and later role-playing games, many of which were influenced by D&D. The class is loosely based on the paladins of medieval romance. ... The Wizard is a magician character class in many role-playing games and computer role-playing games. ...


Monsters

Rocket, a slime starring in Dragon Quest Heroes.
Rocket, a slime starring in Dragon Quest Heroes.

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The official mascot of the Dragon Quest series is the Slime. A Slime is a small blob with a face, shaped like an onion or Hershey's Kiss. It has appeared in every Dragon Quest game and it is usually one of the first monsters the player encounters (usually the Blue Slime). There are several varieties of Slimes in the Slime family, including the King Slime which is formed by a group of Slimes merging into one. The Slime's popularity has netted it two spinoffs, Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. They also make a significant showing in the Japanese manga and two-episode anime Dragon Half. Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Slime is the mascot of the Dragon Quest console role-playing game franchise. ... Binomial name L. Many plants in the genus Allium are known by the common name onion but, used without qualifiers, it usually refers to Allium cepa. ... Hersheys Kisses filled with Caramel. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest is a series of Japanese adventure video game published by Square Enix. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Erdrick

Erdrick, also known as Loto or Roto, is a legendary hero from the Dragon Quest series. The first three Dragon Quest games make up the "Erdrick trilogy," which are all connected by the legend of Erdrick. He is known in the game as the hero who freed Alefgard from darkness.[6] The name Erdrick was first mentioned in the English localization, Dragon Warrior in which the player is referred to as Erdrick's descendent.[7] Erdrick’s legend was completed with the 1991 release of Dragon Warrior III. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Localization can mean any of the following: Generally, localization is the determination of the locality (position) of an object. ... Dragon Warrior, the first game in the Dragon Quest series, hence also known as Dragon Quest, was developed by Enix (now Square Enix) and released in 1986 in Japan for the MSX and the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom). The game was localized for North American release in 1989, but the... For other uses, see Legendary (disambiguation). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In Dragon Warrior, Erdrick was the ancestor of the hero. The hero follows in the footsteps of Erdrick to ultimately reach Charlock Castle and confront the Dragonlord.[1] In Dragon Warrior II, the heroes are descendants of Erdrick, and also of the hero from Dragon Warrior.[8][9] At the end of Dragon Warrior III, the King of Alefgard bestows upon the hero “the Order of Erdrick”, the country’s highest honor reserved only for true heroes. While this implies Erdrick is merely a title, it is possible to name the hero Erdrick at the beginning of Dragon Warrior III, although an extra character is required after the “k”, such as an extra space, to prevent the game dialogue from displaying an enter your real name type of message. In Dragon Warrior III, the origins of the hero Erdrick are revealed; therefore, the chronological order of the first three games is III, I, II. Dragon Warrior, the first game in the Dragon Quest series, hence also known as Dragon Quest, was developed by Enix (now Square Enix) and released in 1986 in Japan for the MSX and the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom). The game was localized for North American release in 1989, but the... ... Dragon Warrior II , lit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The origin of something (from the Latin origo, beginning) is where it came from, in the sense of a physical location or a metaphysical source. ... For the novel by Michael Crichton, see Timeline (novel). ...


The hero, originally known as Erdrick to many English-speaking players, is also known by two other names. In the original Japanese language games (Dragon Quest), Erdrick is known exclusively by the name Roto, which is also used by some import gamers. Another romanization of the name is Loto, which was used in place of Erdrick when Enix America, Inc. re-released Dragon Warrior I, II, and III on the Game Boy Color. This was most likely used because the Japanese language does not distinguish between R and L. Japanese  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, in Japan and Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... This article needs cleanup. ... In linguistics, romanization (or Latinization, also spelled romanisation or Latinisation) is the representation of a word or language with the Roman (Latin) alphabet, or a system for doing so, where the original word or language uses a different writing system. ... The Enix Corporation ) was a company that produced Japanese video games and manga. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States. ...


Several items that once belonged to the hero have Erdrick in their names. These are named after Loto in the Game Boy remakes. Erdrick’s Sword is the most powerful sword in Dragon Warrior[10] and Dragon Warrior III.[11] Other names for this sword include Sword of Erdrick (Dragon Warrior II)[12] and Sword of Kings (Dragon Warrior III.)[11] Erdrick’s Armor is the most powerful armor in Dragon Warrior,[10] which protects against the hit point damage from poison swamps and barriers. It is also known as Armor of Erdrick in Dragon Warrior II[12] and as Armor of Radiance in Dragon Warrior III.[11] Erdrick’s Token is an object which proves the hero's lineage in Dragon Warrior, which is found in a swamp south of Cantlin[10] (or Mercado in the Game Boy remake). The Helmet of Erdrick is worn by Erdrick when confronting Zoma. This item exists only in Dragon Warrior II,[10][12][11] and it is not a specific armor from Dragon Warrior III. The Shield of Erdrick is used by Erdrick when confronting Zoma in Dragon Warrior II.[12] It is called the Shield of Heroes in Dragon Warrior III,[11] and it does not appear in Dragon Warrior.[10] Finally, Erdrick's Tablet is a message written in stone in a cave by Erdrick in Dragon Warrior III and left for the hero in Dragon Warrior. It gives instructions on what items are needed to reach the Isle of Dragons, which is the location of Charlock Castle.[13]


In the original Final Fantasy, there is a grave for Erdrick (in the remakes, the name is Link). Erdrick's sword is wielded by a mark in Final Fantasy XII: it is referred to as the "Wyrmhero Blade" (In the Japanese version, it's called "Tolo Sword"). Final Fantasy ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... Link ) is the fictional protagonist of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Final Fantasy XII ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console, and the twelfth installment in the Final Fantasy video game series. ...


Zenithia

Zenithia, also called Zenith Castle or simply Zenith, is the name of a fictional sky castle from the series. The first appearance is in Dragon Warrior IV, and the castle is one of several elements from Dragon Quest IV, V, and VI which suggest the three games are linked as a trilogy; this group is often called the Tenku (Japanese for Heaven), or the Tenkuu no Shiro (Castle in the Sky) trilogy. A castle in the Dragon Warrior III remakes for Super Famicom/Game Boy Color is also called Zenith, though the layout differs from the castle from the Tenku series. Dragon Warrior IV , lit. ... Dragon Warrior IV , lit. ... Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome lit. ... Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi, the final original Super Famicom Dragon Quest game, was released in 1995 in Japan. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can generally be seen as a single work as well as three individual ones. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article should be merged with Super Nintendo Entertainment System The Super Famicom design differed from that of the American SNES, though the controllers are almost the same. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States. ...


In Dragon Warrior IV, Zenithia can be accessed by climbing the Tower near Gottside, which goes as far up to the sky. It is directly above the entrance to the world of darkness. In Dragon Quest V, Zenithia has fallen into a lake south of Elheaven. This happened when the Golden Orb, half of a set of magical orbs that supported the castle in the sky, fell from its place. Once recovered and returned to Master Dragon, it will make Zenithia rise again. This time, the castle can move freely around the sky. In Dragon Quest VI, Zenith Castle is sealed away by Demon Lord Durran, and a giant hole is left behind in its place in the Dream World. After the Dream World returns to its natural state (it had been altered by Demon Lord Deathtamoor), Zenith Castle is the only part of it that can still be seen floating above the real world.


There exists a set of legendary weapons and armor hailing from Zenithia. Most commonly known as the Zenithian sword, armor, shield and helmet; only a hero of Zenithian descent can wear them. The entire set is required to be allowed entry into Zenithia in Dragon Warrior IV. These are also known as the Celestial or Zenithian sword, armor, shield, and helmet in Dragon Quest V. In Dragon Quest VI, the sword is called the Sword of Ramias, the armor is the Armor of Orgo, the shield is the Shield of Sufieda, and the helmet is the Helm of Cevas. This renaming in Dragon Quest VI is because it is a prequel to IV and V, thus the chronological order for the Zenithian trilogy is VI, IV, V.


Inhabitants of the castle include:

  • Lucia. She appears in the game Dragon Warrior IV, as a Zenithian who has fallen to the world below and was unable to return to Zenithia. The party meets her at the top of the World Tree.
  • Master Dragon. The ruler of Zenithia in Dragon Warrior IV. He asks the party to defeat Necrosaro.
  • Pusan. An enigmatic person who comes from the Castle of Zenithia. He appears in Dragon Quest V, and he may be more than he seems at first.
  • King Zenith. The ruler of Zenith Castle in Dragon Quest VI. He is humanoid, unlike Master Dragon.
  • Doran. A young dragon who is sent by Master Dragon to help the party in their fight against Necrosaro. He appears in Dragon Warrior IV.
  • According to the games, at least once a woman from Zenithia has become involved in a relationship with a human, leaving offspring that is half-human, half-Zenithian.

Square Enix has released the Celestial Sword (the Zenithian Sword) and Sword of Ramias as part of their Dragon Quest Legend Items series - miniature collectible toy replicas of artifacts from the Dragon Quest universe.


Games

Main series

At a press conference in Japan celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dragon Quest, Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest IX is in development for the Nintendo DS handheld gaming system. The full title is reported to be Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Sky (or Protectors of the Starry Sky, depending on translation), and is the next main installment in the series by Level 5, not a spin-off or side quest. This will be the first installment of the series that will be exclusive to a handheld system rather than a home console. Notably, this would have also been the first installment to feature real-time combat as well as four player co-op over wi-fi, but it was later reported that the system had been changed back to a turn based format[citation needed]. Dragon Warrior, the first game in the Dragon Quest series, hence also known as Dragon Quest, was developed by Enix (now Square Enix) and released in 1986 in Japan for the MSX and the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom). 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Dragon Quest IX Hoshizora no Mamoribito , lit. ... // Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Nintendo DS Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation era First available NA November 21, 2004 JP December 2, 2004 AU February 24, 2005 EU March 11, 2005 ZH July 23, 2005 Connectivity Wi-Fi and Local Wireless Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, LAN Units... // Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Nintendo DS Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation era First available NA November 21, 2004 JP December 2, 2004 AU February 24, 2005 EU March 11, 2005 ZH July 23, 2005 Connectivity Wi-Fi and Local Wireless Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, LAN Units... Level-5 ) is an independent video game developer based out of Fukuoka, Japan. ... Doom popularised co-op on the PC. 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Spinoff series

The franchise also includes several spin-off series, including Dragon Quest Monsters and Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest. Dragon Quest Monsters ) or Dragon Warrior Monsters as its known in North America is a spin off series of the Dragon Quest games. ... Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest is a series of Japanese adventure video game published by Square Enix. ...


In 1993, Chun Soft created a Super Famicom game for Torneko Taloon, also known as simply Taloon to American gamers, is a fictional character first appearing in Dragon Warrior IV. The game, titled Torneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no Dungeon which loosely translates to Torneko's Great Adventure: Mysterious Dungeon, was a roguelike which continued Torneko's story from Dragon Quest IV, where he wished to make his store grow even further by venturing into mysterious dungeons and getting more items for stock. It was very successful, both on namesake and quality. This article should be merged with Super Nintendo Entertainment System The Super Famicom design differed from that of the American SNES, though the controllers are almost the same. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Dragon Warrior IV , lit. ... A roguelike is a computer game that borrows some of the elements of the 1980s computer game Rogue. ... // Overview Dragon Quest IV is a role-playing game and the fourth installment of the Dragon Quest video game series. ...


A direct sequel to Torneko no Daibouken came out in Japan and the United States in 2000 called Torneko: The Last Hope. This game was very similar to the first, but it is considered much easier by comparison. It was received well enough in Japan to warrant a third direct sequel, on the PlayStation 2, titled Torneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no Dungeon 3. Both the second and third Torneko games have been ported to Game Boy Advance. The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Following the success of Torneko, many other "Fushigi no Dungeon" games were published by various companies (but still mostly developed by Chun Soft), among the best known are Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon and Nightmare of Druaga: Mysterious Dungeon. The most recent additions to the genre are Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Dragon Quest Yangus. Fushigi no Dungeon (which roughly translates to Mysterious Dungeon) is a series of random dungeon video games developed by Chunsoft. ... Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon , lit. ... Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. ... Dragon Quest Yangus is a prequel/spin-off to Dragon Quest VIII, with the character Yangus as a child being the main character. ...


Finally, two spinoffs are played by physically swinging a controller using it as a sword to slash enemies among other things. Kenshin Dragon Quest is a stand alone game which comes with the controller, a toy sword, and a toy shield containing the game's hardware. Dragon Quest Swords is an exclusive Wii title which uses the motion sensing abilities of the Wii Remote similarly. Square Enixs Kenshin Dragon Quest: Yomigaerishi Densetsu no Ken is a toy based on the popular Japanese Dragon Quest video game series that connects to a persons television set. ... Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is an announced launch title by Square Enix for Nintendos Wii. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ...


Manga and anime

  • Dragon Quest: Abel Yuusha — loosely based on Dragon Quest III, 43 episodes (known as Dragon Warrior in the United States with 13 dubbed episodes)
  • Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken — loosely based on Dragon Quest II and Dragon Quest III, 37 volumes, 46 episodes, 3 movies
  • Dragon Quest: Emblem of Roto — takes place 100 years after Dragon Quest I, 21 volumes, movie
  • Dragon Quest: Maboroshi no Daichi — based on Dragon Quest VI
  • Dragon Quest: The Heaven Saga — based on Dragon Quest V
  • Dragon Quest: Warriors of Eden — based on Dragon Quest VII
  • Dragon Quest: Princess Alena

Based on the Dragon Quest series of video games by Yuji Horii, Akira Toriyama, and Koichi Sugiyama and published by Square Enix, Dragon Quest: Abel Legend ) was aired in Japan in 1989. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken was an original manga based in the fantasy world of the video game series Dragon Quest. ... Emblem of Roto ) is a manga series by Chiaki Kawamata (outlook on the world), Junji Koyanagi (scenario) and Kamui Fujiwara (art) that was adapted into a comic CD in 1994 and into an anime movie in 1996. ... Dragon Quest Maboroshi no Daichi was a manga by Masomi Kanzaki based on Dragon Quest VI. The storyline roughly follows that of the video game from which it was based but with several differences, such as the the inclusion of the character Kizu Buchi, a spotted slime. ...

See also

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Blue Dragon ) is a console role-playing game for the Xbox 360 video game console. ...

Notes

  1. ^ The GameSpy Hall of Fame: Dragon Warrior. Gamespy. Retrieved on May 29, 2005.
  2. ^ The Designers Of Dragon Quest. IGN. Retrieved on May 29, 2005.
  3. ^ The Dragon Quest Symphony. IGN. Retrieved on May 29, 2005.
  4. ^ Dragon Quest III Symphonic Suite Review. RPGFan. Retrieved on May 29, 2005.
  5. ^ a b Editors of Nintendo Power: Nintendo Power July - August, 1989; issue 7 (in English). Nintendo of America, Tokuma Shoten Publishing, 39-50.
  6. ^ (1989) Nintendo, Enix Corporation Dragon Warrior Instruction Manual (in English).
  7. ^ Editors of Nintendo Power: Nintendo Power July - August, 1989; issue 7 (in English). Nintendo of America, Tokuma Shoten Publishing, 40.
  8. ^ Enix Corporation Unveiled Secrets of Dragon Warrior II (in English) Enix America Corporation.
  9. ^ Editors of Nintendo Power: Nintendo Power September/October, 1990; issue 16 (in English). Nintendo of America, Tokuma Shoten Publishing, 67.
  10. ^ a b c d e (1989) Nintendo of America Inc., Tokuma Shoten U.S. Edition, Enix Corporation Licensed exclusively to Nintendo of America Inc., Nintendo Power Strategy Guide Published by Nintendo of America Inc. and Tokuma Shoten Dragon Warrior Strategy Guide (in English).
  11. ^ a b c d e (1991) Enix Corporation Dragon Warrior III Map (in English) ENI-D3-US.
  12. ^ a b c d (1990) Nintendo, Enix America Corporation Licensed Nintendo of America Inc. Dragon Warrior II Map (in English) ENI-D2-US.
  13. ^ Editors of Nintendo Power: Nintendo Power September - October, 1989; issue 8 (in English). Nintendo of America, Tokuma Shoten Publishing, 23.

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