Dragon Quest

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Dragon Quest
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The epic beginning of a new era.
Protagonist: Hero
Genre: Japanese Role-Playing
Platforms: NES, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Color, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 27, 1986
Developer: Enix
Publisher: Enix
Franchise: Dragon Quest
Next Game: Dragon Quest II


Dragon Quest (Formally known as Dragon Warrior) is an RPG game released in 1986 for the Famicom by Enix (Which eventually merged with Squaresoft to become Square-Enix). The NES version was later released in 1989. This game was a hit that the sequels followed with Dragon Quest II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and Dragon Quest Swords.

Plot

A knight who is the descendent of the legendary warrior Edrick is sent out by the king to rescue the princess. Later on the player has to find and kill the evil Dragonlord while the monsters has infested the land.

Why It Rocks

  1. Despite it's simple story, it has a unique charm to it and features three endings.
  2. Fantastic music that was composed by Koichi Sugiyama.
  3. You can level grind in the same spot where the grey knight is.
  4. This is the first game in the Erdrick Trilogy (Though the second chronologically) which is continued by II and III.
  5. You easily level grind up to level 30.
  6. You have to be really strategic in order to make it through the game.
  7. The artwork was done by the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise.
  8. The GBC port bundles this game and the second together. The Switch port does the same but also adds the third game.
  9. There has been many remakes and rereleases to the game.
  10. It was the game that set the standard for JRPG's along with Final Fantasy.
  11. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, video game writers were seen as more important after the success of the game.

Bad Qualities

  1. There is only 1 savepoint in the entire game.
  2. The game doesn't actually end anymore in the remade versions of the game if you choose to side with the Dragonlord at the end.

Reception

This game is the beginning of the Dragon Quest series, one of the most loved JRPG series of all time. This game would receive a sequel and prequel which is Dragon Quest II and III respectively.

Trivia

  • There is a reference to Dragon Ball where an epic offers the player "puff-puff". Which is shoving someones breasts in someone's else face.

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