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Dragon Warrior

Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Description:

The first in the long running series of games, beginning with the Nintendo Entertainment System and spanning the SNES, the Gameboy, and even the Playstation, as well as having mini-spinoffs which are a lot like Pokemon.

This, the original Dragon Warrior, starts you off in the throne room of the King of Tantegal Castle. He names you the descendant of the legendary Erdrick, who once possesed the Ball of Light. It has been stolen, the Dragonlord’s minions roam the lands, and the Princess is kidnapped. You, the descendant of the legendary hero, must confront evil and save the continent.

This game features a single-character interface with single-monster battles. Do not think this means it will be easy…you can easily go in over your head. You must make sure to buy equipment, as for some odd reason, trained descendants of heros do not have any starting equipment.

This game was once released by Nintendo along with subscriptions of Nintendo Power magazine, so it is not extremely rare. However, it is a good place to start learning of the series, as it began everything. Also, the rest of them are considered hard to find. If you get one, consider yourself lucky!

Translation Description:

This is Polinym’s basic translation of Dragon Quest for the Famicom. It is not considered a “WFC” project and therefore little to no attempts were made to localize or alter existing content.

All of the text in the game is translated, and the “Engrish” bits like the ending were left unchanged. Because of space issues, some details were left out, but Polinym tried his best to ensure all text was as natural as possible. The goal was to be as accurate as possible in the space provided.

Despite Polinym’s best efforts, only two known issues remain in the game. The “secret entrance” behind the Dragon King/Dragonlord’s throne, and the displaying of “Wing”s in the item menu. Other than those, the entire game should be error-free, and 100% playable.

Rev. 1.1 - Fixed a typo (”recieves” to “receives”)

Rev. 1.2 - Fixed issue “Lailho” to “Laliho”. Fixed text overflow.

Rev. 1.3 - Resolved password issue.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Dragon Quest (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: 17AA26ECD1197A2CD2B5F02D71AEC3342B229D25
  • File CRC32: C72E2739
  • ROM SHA-1: 4E72277DC2AB3B70B29086C0664014CAF6E16CB2
  • ROM CRC32: 88053D25

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
PolinymOriginal TranslationEverything

User Review Information

Not necessary at all

Reviewed By: Ashura Mage on 22 Jun 2020

I played it before I played the original American version and I thought it was good, but when I played Dragon Warrior, I saw how unnecessary it is, the English version has a save feature and more letters to put in the name. In this translation, it uses a long password system that uses not only uppercase and lowercase letters, but it uses numbers, drawn swords, shields and armors. And in the name of your character you can only put 4 letters. I recommend just playing the official Dragon Warrior

Version 1.3 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Fantastic translation for long time DQ fans and purists alikeBlueMoon9528 Jul 20201.3Yes
Not necessary at allAshura Mage22 Jun 20201.3No