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Dragon Quest IV

a.k.a. Dragon Quest 4 / DQ4 / Dragon Warrior IV / Dragon Warrior 4 / DW4 / Dragon Quest IV: The People Who are Shown the Way / ドラゴンクエストIV 導かれし者たち / Doragon Kuesuto Fō Michibikareshi Monotachi / Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen / Dragon Warrior IV: Unlimit

published by Enix in 1990-02-11, developed by Chunsoft, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Dragon Quest
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

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Personal reviews (2)
This game approaches 16-bit quality. There are some neat technical tricks in this game, including dozens of characters on-screen without flickering. The story is divided into a Chapter structure. Early chapters introduces a main character (chp 4's main characters are a pair of sisters), has a unique quest for each spanning many years, and hints at the main story and future connections of these characters to come. Later chapters have main characters meeting to fulfill the main quest of the game. DQ3 was very open with character creation, sequential multi-classing, item vault and bank and other features. DQ4 returns to pre-made characters with set classes with a vengeance. But there are some added features to take full advantage of this. One is the wagon. Once the wagon is acquired, many characters, all main characters in fact, can join the party. The player selects and active subset while the rest wait in reserve. No more visiting a town somewhere to swap for a party best suited for the given task (like DQ3).

(Zerothis) - # 2008-05-07 20:32:07
A Classic. The best Dragon Quest on NES. Dragon Warrior is the North American title.

(anonymous) - # 2008-05-07 20:30:32
Official description
As the legend of Erdrick slips into the past, it's time to begin anew. Ragnar, the King's General. Alena, the Princess. Taloon, the Merchant. Nara & Mara, the Dancer and the Fortune Teller. A Hero. Fulfill a prophesy. Is this your destiny? Experience this epic, multi-quest RPG!
# 2017-11-11 07:15:29 - official description
Technical specs
display: raster
Editor note
Dragon Warrior is the North American title. Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen is the European title. DragonQuest IV begins a new and independent storyline form the previous 3 games. This new storyline continues in DragonQuest V and DragonQuest VI.

Dragon Warrior IV: Unlimited is a bug fixed and generally improved version of Dragon Warrior IV. A hacked version, available on cartridge. Not offical.
(Zerothis) - # 2006
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