Nintendo Entertainment System
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||27 May 1986|
|Release Date||17 May 2020|
|Last Modified||19 May 2020|
The first in the long running series of games, beginning with the Nintendo Entertainment System and spanning the SNES, the Gameboy, and even the Playstation, as well as having mini-spinoffs which are a lot like Pokémon.
This, the original Dragon Warrior, starts you off in the throne room of the King of Tantegel Castle. He names you the descendant of the legendary Erdrick, who once possessed the Ball of Light. It has been stolen, the Dragonlord’s minions roam the lands, and the Princess is kidnapped. You, the descendant of the legendary hero, must confront evil and save the continent.
This game features a single-character interface with single-monster battles. Do not think this means it will be easy…you can easily go in over your head. You must make sure to buy equipment, as for some odd reason, trained descendants of heroes do not have any starting equipment.
This game was once released by Nintendo along with subscriptions of Nintendo Power magazine, so it is not extremely rare. However, it is a good place to start learning of the series, as it began everything. Also, the rest of them are considered hard to find. If you get one, consider yourself lucky!
Important : This is an addendum hack ! Please apply this patch ONLY AFTER applying the translation by Polinym (any version) to a clean Dragon Quest (J) rom.
I made this patch so that the password system is actually usable by writing down password by hand on a sheet. The original password system used a “haiku” of 20 hiraganas, the unaltered translation also uses 20 symbols but use strange symbols which are not easy to write down.
This hack changes the password to be encoded in 24 alfanumeric characters. It is how the password system could look like if Dragon Warrior didn’t use battery saves instead.
This hack DOES NOT change the password system itself in any way, it only changes how the password is encoded/decoded in actual characters.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Database match: Dragon Quest (Japan)
- Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
- File SHA-1: 17AA26ECD1197A2CD2B5F02D71AEC3342B229D25
- File CRC32: C72E2739
- ROM SHA-1: 4E72277DC2AB3B70B29086C0664014CAF6E16CB2
- ROM CRC32: 88053D25