Tecmo, initially a supplier of cleaning equipment and now best known for Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, was founded on this day in 1967!

Dragon Warrior III (Game Boy Color)

83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

Dragon Warrior III is the concluding game of the first Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior trilogy, and its story takes us back to the time period of the legendary Erdrick (also known as Loto), the ancestor of the first game's hero. You are the son of a powerful warrior Ortega, skillful in physical combat and spellcasting. Your father went out to fight the evil Baramos, who is responsible for the appearance of monsters in your region, and never returned. You are sent by the king on a quest to continue your father's brave deeds and to defeat Baramos.

Dragon Warrior III is a top-down role-playing game where you travel around the overworld, caves, castles, cities and other locations while battling random encounters, buying equipment, and talking to people. You and your party members receive experience when they beat up monsters and level up with enough experience, increasing their stats. The game features a day/night cycle - as you travel, day slowly changes to night and vice versa; shops are typically closed at night.

You begin with control of just the main character but can quickly recruit three more members to your party. During the game you can choose to drop your current characters and recruit others at any time. The recruitable characters are divided into six classes: soldier, fighter, merchant, goof-off, pilgrim and wizard.

The game has a unique job system, giving you the ability to switch your hired characters' classes after they have achieved at least level 20 in their base class. Characters can switch to the other beginning classes, as well as the sage class, which is not available at the beginning. When a character switches classes, they lose all earned experience points, and half of their stats, but retain all of the abilities of the previous class. In this way, you can create powerful combination characters that are able to cast spells and fight effectively.

Screenshots

Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Inventory.
Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color "I hear the baby's really lively too"
Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Our dream team in the castle.
Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Status window.

Alternate Titles

  • "勇者斗恶龙III" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ドラゴンクエストIII:そして伝説へ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu he" -- Japanese title
  • "DQIII" -- Common abbreviation

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Classic, but still fun game to play Bregalad (917) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
best rpg only gets better Lloyd Horadan (1) unrated

The Press Says

IGN Jul 20, 2001 10 out of 10 100
Nintendojo 2001 9.9 out of 10 99
Gamezilla Aug 03, 2001 97 out of 100 97
Gaming Target Aug 08, 2001 9.6 out of 10 96
RPGFan Aug 22, 2001 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Aug 01, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
RPGFan Aug 17, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Electric Playground 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Random Access Jan 23, 2010 6.7 out of 10 67
Legendra Dec 16, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Beginning

Dragon Warrior III was the first RPG where the quest begins with the hero waken up by his mother. This opening has been copied by many games, such as Chrono Trigger, Golden Sun and several others.

Music

As of 2007, the Famicom/NES version of Dragon Quest/Warrior III is the only title in the series which does not feature the Dragon Quest overture music at title screen.

Related Web Sites

Shawn Gwinn (47) added Dragon Warrior III (Game Boy Color) on Jul 25, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Christopher Jones (6) and אולג 小奥 (168604)