One of the reasons for the extreme popularity of Dragon Quest series, particularly during its early beginnings in Japan was the high quality manga-like illustration work done for the game by Akira Toriyama, one of the most popular manga artists of all time. Toriyama is most widely known for his martial-arts epic, Dragon Ball but has also worked on games like Chrono Trigger and Tobal. Add
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Nintendo eventually gave away a free copy of Dragon Warrior to everyone who subscribed to Nintendo Power.
August 2001 (Issue #100) - #37 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll