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Classic, but still fun game to play Game Boy Color Bregalad (964)
best rpg only gets better Game Boy Color Lloyd Horadan (1)

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Combined User Score 49 3.4

Critic Reviews

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100 (Nov, 2011)
If you’re an old-school RPG fan, make sure to put Dragon Warrior III in your itinerary.
Game Boy ColorIGN (Jul 20, 2001)
With a compelling storyline, astounding graphics and beautiful music and sound, simple gameplay and being one of the largest RPGs on the GBC to date (spanning over 40 hours), Dragon Warrior III stands apart from the multitude, a shining example of what the definitive role-playing experience on the GBC should be. Simply put, this is one of those must have games in your game library. Again, my kudos and highest regards to Enix on a job well done!
SNESNintendo Land (2003)
Dragon Quest III can't be missed. If you do, you'll have a small chance of getting it cheap, and I mean from $15 (for DQ3)-$70 (ending with the remake of DQ3). Dragon Warrior III sets in the middle of those price ranges, but, they all will get expensive if you don't go out and buy that game.
Game Boy ColorNintendojo (2001)
Dragon Warrior 3 is one of the best, most extravagant Game Boy Color games to date. Promising hours upon hours of gameplay, how can you go wrong? Gameplay most certainly isn’t boring either, being that you never lose the need to explore and learn more of the world you are in. If you have a Game Boy Color, or a Game Boy Advance, you want this game. It’s one of the best, if not the best, RPG the Game Boy has to offer currently. Happy playing!
Game Boy ColorGamezilla (Aug 03, 2001)
Thank you Nintendo for creating the Game Boy Color and the newly released, impossible-to-find-except-in-pink Game Boy Advanced, that we may enjoy Dragon Warrior III wherever we may roam. But Thank You’s and kudos got to the folks at Enix for bringing to the Game Boy, a fabulous, astounding, mesmerizing and thoroughly enchanting role-playing game. Hats off to you for a superb job! If you do not have this game as part of your Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance collection then, you do not have a collection until you own Dragon Warrior III!
Game Boy ColorGaming Target (Aug 08, 2001)
One of the most entertaining and inspiring RPG’s ever is given an amazing facelift for the Game Boy Color. The game is massive (over 50 hours of gameplay), beautiful, and most importantly, it’s fully enjoyable. If you’re a fan of the series, a fan of RPG’s, or even if you own a GBC, you MUST own this game. It is truly that great. What are you waiting for? GO!
Game Boy ColorRPGFan (Aug 22, 2001)
So, I have given you my opinion and I stand by it. Dragon Warrior III is a great game and I think you should own it. For the NES players out there, the game offers new features and areas(!!) that were not in the NES game! For the new player, Dragon Warrior III offers you fun, and lots of leveling up. I enjoyed it immensely, and I think you will too.
NESNintendo Land (2003)
This game never gets the hype it should. This game is one of the best Dragon Quests/ Warriors to exist. However, it doesn't get off too easy. You hear other game require a lot of leveling up and magic, I'll tell you now, Dragon Quest III and V are the only games I know of where it's essential to spend, at the norm, a day leveling up. It isn't like DQ4 where you could get a few hundred Gold, but in DQ1, and 2, you need it. Dragon Quest III is the last game in the "Erdrick/ Roto" trilogy, which explains all about Erdrick/ Roto. This game has been remade for the Super Famicom, but sadly, it never reached our shores.
Though random enemy encounters are again the norm, the need to grind for experience points isn’t as heavy-handed as in previous games. In addition, after defeating Baramos, your party will be transported to the world of Alefgard, from the first Dragon Warrior, where you’ll set forth on a second quest that will become the lore of that game. By mixing the options available through a customizable party, open world, and abundant side quests, there is plenty here to satisfy any fan of the RPG genre.
90 (Dec 09, 2011)
Dragon Quest III est un condensé de toutes les bonnes choses des deux premiers épisodes, combinées à une difficulté intelligemment rehaussée. Le jeu est clairement destiné aux joueurs avides de challenge, qui peuvent aisément se perdre dans cette aventure aussi difficile qu'onirique. Un jeu d'anthologie qui conclut admirablement la trilogie de Roto, et qui est considéré à juste titre par beaucoup comme le meilleur épisode de la NES.
NESNES Times (Sep 21, 2007)
Bottom line is Dragon Warrior III is one of the greatest RPGs on the NES, as well as one the best entries in the series. There is just so much to see and do that you won't be done for a long while, and that's fortunate since this is an enjoyable cartridge that'll keep you engaged for a long while. This is one quest game that's definetly worth its weight in gold.
Game Boy ColorRPGFan (Aug 17, 2001)
Dragon Warrior III for GBC is a great game. With tons of secrets and things to do, a great musical score, and well-done graphics, this title is in every way an improvement on its NES counterpart. I clocked in at around 60 hours total playing time, and there were still lots of things to do, including a pseudo-epilogue and, of course, the Monster Medal quest. If you're not looking for an earth shattering (or for that matter, breeze blowing) plot, but do love solid traditional RPG gameplay, get this game.
NESQuebec Gamers (Dec 05, 2007)
Dragon Warrior III est une suite supérieure à tous les niveaux et offre une aventure divertissante et bien calibrée. Il est définitivement un des meilleurs RPG du NES avec Final Fantasy!
NESAll Game Guide (1998)
Dragon Warrior 3 is a classic RPG that's aged remarkably well. Its job system is both unique and interesting, and its gameplay is quite enjoyable. If you're interested in RPGs, you should play this game both for its historical value and for its fun factor.
NESGamePro (US) (Dec, 1991)
All in all, Dragon Warrior III does a great Ultima impression, as did the earlier games in the series. Don't hesitate to get your sword polished and your shield buffed, and the help Erdrick and company look for some new blood.
Game Boy ColorRPGFan (Aug 17, 2001)
Although it does possess some significant flaws, Dragon Warrior III is the RPG genre's strongest US-released entry on the Game Boy Color. If you have the system, don't miss out on the game.
Game Boy ColorGameSpot (Aug 01, 2001)
Dragon Warrior III is a fine game, but it's not for everyone. Serious role-players will appreciate this throwback to the RPG days of yore, but if you know you don't like the console RPG experience, steer clear. Recent RPG initiates who've cut their teeth on flashier fare like the PlayStation Final Fantasy games or Legend of Dragoon might do well to take a trip back and see how the genre evolved. In short, Dragon Warrior III knows its audience, and for a game that originally came out over a decade ago, it's doing pretty well.
Game Boy ColorElectric Playground (2001)
If you're an RPG vet, you already largely know what to expect from DWIII, and you will not be disappointed; if you're more a casual, hands-on Zelda type of adventurer, you'll need to rely quite a bit more on (the stats of) others than you've had to in the past, but you're in for a vast and entertaining world.
NESGamersMark (Aug 04, 2001)
This is a big ol’ chunk of the old school. Bone up on the classics, friends, history repeats -- you may glimpse some stuff from newer RPG’s within this fossil. If you are looking into game design or basic plotlines, cram this baby into your ancient console and prepare to dissect. A good play, indeed.
Game Boy ColorRandom Access (Jan 23, 2010)
The bottom line about Dragon Warrior III is that you'll either like it or dismiss it. Retro gamers who adored the original will naturally see the value here. That, combined with the fact that this one version is likely the most affordable over the others, it's a clear win for the nostalgic bunch. However, those familiar with newer, more robust RPG systems, such as the newer Final Fantasy installments, will find this to be a dull experience. But for what it's worth, there's still a decent game to be found here, provided you don't question why all the innkeepers say the exact same thing.
NESGame Zero (Jun, 1992)
What can I say... It's an RPG, it's another sequal, nothing new here, but an average game. If your one of the many Dragon Warrior fans out there though, you should like this new title in the series. While nothing new or exciting is done using the NES' capabilities, it adds a good addition to the story. But I still can't stand how all your guys walk in that long line everywhere. Why not bunch them into one character like other RPG's. Also, is it really necessary to have so many inset menus?
Game Boy ColorLegendra (Dec 16, 2007)
Dragon Quest III rempli son rôle de dernier épisode de la trilogie Loto. Pourtant, s’il améliore quelques défauts de ses deux prédécesseurs, DQ3 reste un jeu dur et réservé aux plus acharnés. Il souffre encore de nombreux défauts mais contentera les amoureux de la saga, d’autant plus que ce remake portable adopte une refonte graphique sympathique pour le support.