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Classic, but still fun game to play Bregalad (972) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.6
Overall User Score (22 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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IGN (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!
Nintendojo (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!
Gamezilla (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!
Gaming 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!
RPGFan (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.
RPGFan (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.
RPGFan (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.
GameSpot (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.
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.
Random 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.
Legendra (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.