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Dragon Quest Titlescreen

Hack of Dragon Warrior

Description:

  • The Dragon Quest title screen graphics were copied from the original Dragon Quest (J), and the cracks and shapes of some of the rocks have been edited slightly.
  • The missing dragon sprites were copied from the original Dragon Quest (J), and the dragon was recolored and moved back to its original location. Its neckline and tongue have been edited slightly.
  • The sword flash was recolored and moved back to its original location.
  • The “ENIX” text in the logo was edited to look more like the actual logo.
  • The overall purple theme was inspired by the original Famicom box art.
  • The ending credits were recolored, realigned slightly, and the spelling of “PROGRAMER” was corrected. The serif font was switched to the standard sans-serif font from the main game.
  • Update: v1.1 Glitched graphics during the Dragonlord fight have been fixed. One caveat is if your player name has these characters in the first 4 letters of your name, those character graphics will still glitch in the name display only during the Dragonlord fight: comma, dash, brackets, lower case ‘q’, lower case ‘x’, lower case ‘z’.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Dragon Warrior (USA) (Rev A)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: 1ECC63AAAC50A9612EAA8B69143858C3E48DD0AE
  • File CRC32: D4D5F5D7
  • ROM SHA-1: 240E445AB95C3A5AFBEF63E9239EACC9F9FE1E19
  • ROM CRC32: 2545214C

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
HasmalGraphics

User Review Information

Amazingly Invokes Atmosphere of Japanese Original

Reviewed By: iridium_ionizer on 01 Jan 2021

This new titlescreen is amazing! It totally invokes the essence of the Japanese version of Dragon Quest (with its lighter dialogue and cartoony illustrations in the manual by Akira Toriyama) that we didn’t quite get in North America with the release of Dragon Warrior. This titlescreen hack works flawlessly as a replacement for the somewhat bland greyish original (complete with sword flash).

It can be paired with the separate Delocalized hack (even though this utilizes the PRG 1, aka Rev A, while Delocalized uses PRG 0). The pairing only glitched some of the weapon shop text (which can easily be fixed).

Unfortunately, even by itself this titlescreen hack has one side effect, which is that it garbles the battle menu but only for the final form of the final boss. I had to blind play through it (which wasn’t difficult). I suppose you could roleplay this as a evil enchantment. It would be great if this could be remedied, but it is still very playable and adds to the atmosphere.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Amazingly Invokes Atmosphere of Japanese Originaliridium_ionizer01 Jan 20211.0Yes