Dragon Warrior (1986)

3.37 from 23 votes
Rescue the princess and defeat the evil Dragonlord in this landmark RPG from Enix.
First released
May 27, 1986
Aliases
DW, DQ, Dragon Quest, ドラゴンクエスト
Franchises
Dragon Quest
Developed by
Chunsoft
Published by
Enix Corporation, Nintendo
Platforms
MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sharp X68000, iPhone, NEC PC-9801, iPad, Android, Nintendo 3DS eShop, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Role-Playing
Themes
Fantasy, Anime, Medieval
Rating
CERO: A
Releases
  • 3DSE - Dragon Quest Japan
  • GBC - ドラゴンクエストI・II Japan
  • GBC - Dragon Quest I & II United States
  • MSX - Dragon Quest Japan
  • NES - Dragon Quest Japan
  • NES - Dragon Warrior United States
  • NSW - Dragon Quest (Digital) United States
  • PC98 - Dragon Quest Japan
  • PS4 - Dragon Quest Japan
  • SNES - ドラゴンクエストI・II Japan

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The very first jRPG to ever be created
Game: Dragon Quest I
Genre: RPG
Developer: Squareenix/Enix
System: Nintendo (NES)
Total Score: 62/100
Value Score: 6.2/10

• Story: 7/10
• Characters: 5/10
• GamePlay: 7/10
• Graphics: 6/10
• Sound: 5/10
• Music: 7/10
• Length: 5/10
• Replay Value: 3/10
• Player Value: 7/10

Pros
+First jRPG to be created. Has many fundamental aspects such as exp leveling, multiple equipment, use and learn of magic spells, distinction of HP and MP amongst other stable RPG aspects
+Has a decent story lore

Cons
-Half of the game is grinding
-Not much variety of monsters
-Very short RPG (minimum 6 hours and maximum 8 hours)
-There are no distinctive additional side quests
-There is only one boss in the game and that is the final boss
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