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An enhanced remake of Dragon Warrior III. Aside from a graphical and sound overhaul and other typical tweaks of a remake, this version of the game introduces a Thief class, more weapons, armors, items, and spells, a collectible mini medals sub-quest, searchable background objects, an extra dungeon (Sky World) with new monsters, and an additional boss monster. The game also includes a personality mechanic that effects how party members develop their attributes. Additionally, the game also has the five minigame boardgame tracks known as Pachisi (later known in the series as Treasures n' Trapdoors) added to it.

While the Super Famicom version had the above changes, the later released Game Boy Color remake has a few more additions. One addition is another bonus dungeon called the Ice Cave. This dungeon ties in with the other addition which are Monster Medals. Defeated monsters can now drop Monster Medals. These medals are needed as they allow the player to explore deeper into the Ice Caves.

A remake was also released for mobile platforms. It borrows the appearance and most of the changes (including the bonus dungeon) of the Super Famicom version. However this version lacks the pachisi minigame. This version also lacks the monster medals and Ice Caves bonus dungeon of the Game Boy Color version too. A unique aspect of the mobile versions are they give the player the option to let the computer AI control their party members. The smartphone, Playstation 4, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch releases are based more closely on the mobile remake of the game.


Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Our dream team in the castle.
Dragon Warrior III SNES Another beautiful scenery - forest
Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Fight or Run?
Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Japanese Title screen

Promo Images

Dragon Warrior III Screenshot
Dragon Warrior III Screenshot
Dragon Warrior III Screenshot
Dragon Warrior III Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "勇者鬥惡龍 III 傳說的起點…" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "ドラゴンクエストIII そして伝説へ…" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation" -- taglined Android / Switch title
  • "Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e..." -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Classic, but still fun game to play Game Boy Color Bregalad (969)
best rpg only gets better Game Boy Color Lloyd Horadan (1)

Critic Reviews

IGN Game Boy Color Jul 20, 2001 10 out of 10 100
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2001 9.9 out of 10 99
Gamezilla Game Boy Color Aug 03, 2001 97 out of 100 97
N-Philes Game Boy Color 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
RPGFan Game Boy Color Aug 17, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Spazio Games Nintendo Switch Oct 23, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Sep 26, 2019 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Game Boy Color Aug 01, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
RPGFan Game Boy Color Aug 17, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2001 7.5 out of 10 75


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