With all these remakes it is hard to wonder why Square Enix doesn't rerelease 1-3. I mean even if they put 1-3 on a DS cart and it had the same old NES graphics, I would still buy it. Of course they wouldn't do that. The new translations in recent installments would mean SE would have to give more consistent translation(ex. bubble slimes instead of babbles). Anyway, SE should know that there is money to be made in rereleasing these games. The game boy color versions are no longer made, and Game Boy Advances are trumped by the older DS models. So we need new releases for 1-3.
Dragon Quest and Dragon Warrior are the same. The series was originally called Dragon Quest in Japan, but Dragon Quest was copyrighted already in America, so the series was called Dragon Warrior over here up until the PS2 release of Dragon Quest 8.
one through three were remade for the Super Famicom (aka Super Nintendo- SNES) in Japan only- these versions clearly trump both the original NES games and the GBC remakes. An adaptation of these ports for WiiWare or NDS would be amazing. For those so inclined, there are excellent, nigh professional level fan translations of these games floating around on the internets, but I'd love to buy a legit copies, if only they existed.
Also- just started playing DQ7 this week for the first time- it's amazing how much the graphics remind me of the recent remakes of DQ4 & 5 on the DS. This could make the transition no problem. So make it happen Square! It'd be great to have all the DQ titles available on one platform (sans #8, which, dare I say, would look dashing on the Wii.)
Am I missing something here? I mean, 1, 2 and 3 were all remade on GameBoy Color already and no they're no longer made, but tons of people are selling it here on GameStop. If you were one of the unfortunate souls who got rid of your original DS Lite that had the GBA port, I feel for you but...that's the whole reason I kept mine: to play such games as:
Dragon Warrior I (remake) Dragon Warrior II (remake) Dragon Warrior III (remake...now THIS is hard to find for a decent price with all of the components) Final Fantasy VI (not that garbage they put out on PS1...no load times for me!)
Do yourself a favor. Find an older DS Lite with the GBA port, and start playing these older games. Don't let Nintendo sucker you into paying more money than you should for the same game.
The original DS/DS Lite had a GBA port. It did not play Gameboy color games. So to play DQ 1-3 you'd need a Gameboy Color, or Gameboy Advance. No DS can do it.
If you've not got those machines/carts, emulating the GBC is a breeze- every computer and current handheld machine can do it readily. But if you go the Emu route, just go find the fan translations of the far superior Super Nintendo ports of DQ 1-3. This is the premier experience as far as these titles go, and it is one that has never come to North America. Thankfully some hard working individuals have made it pretty easy for you to play today.
If an official DS release ever materializes, I'd advocate buying it instantly, but if you want to play the original games now- they're a google search away.
I prefer to play my games on a TV or handheld system with a legal genuine game. I am sure most Dragon Quest fans are aware of the remakes for GameBoy color, but they are out of print and it takes buying a GBA or GC to play them. I am not dishing out all that money haha.
i prefer legal genuine games myself. I like to support the companies that make the games I enjoy, hence they can continue to do so.
but I also like to play Super Nintendo and Gameboy games that were never translated in the west, and for that you need the work of the selfless folks who do romhacking and translation, because nobody seems to be interested in an official localization.
So you can ask why you can't play DQ 1-3 on your DS/Wii now, or you can settle for an excellent, if not perfect by your standards, experience with the fan translation that you can play on your computer, PSP, or Wii right now. Granted, the joke will be on me if/when Square announces an updated port, b/c having already gone through the game via emulator, I'll not likely be up for playing it again and will thereby miss the premium experience.
but we both then make our choices and live with them. if it means anything to you, despite playing these games in emu, I often long to see official releases. I'd love to have the whole DQ cannon officially available on the modern machines.
I also enjoyed Dragon Warrior VII. I thought it was a cool concept to travel thru time to restore the world to normal :) I also had fun turning my Hero into a Ubber sword sage. He learned every spell and skill in the game ;)
I also LOVED Dragon Warrior 7 back on the PS1; in fact DW 1 was the very first RPG I ever played, way back on the NES. Have been a fan of the series since! Even picked up DQ IX today, I know, off topic. Please remake 1-3, 7 & 8 on DS or its successor.
I'm sure they'll release the original NES versions on Virtual Console once their current DQ releases have had time to sell. They are not going to chance competing against themselves for sales.
I have I-III on GB Color carts and a Gameboy Player for the GameCube. Not the best way to enjoy the games, but a way non-the-less. Any kind of re-release that allows for play on the Wii would be appreciated. +1
I agree - especially if it's released on a single cartridge. I had DW3 on the Game Boy Color, but it would be worth having them all again. I haven't played 2 in about 20 yrs, it was my least favorite of the series, but I'm sure I'd enjoy even that.
My only hope is that if they remake them, they'll change the monster coins. The GB release had monster coins and I believe if you collected enough you got a special board. I missed quite a few (specifically, the "boss battle" in the tower around level 12), and if you didn't get the coin, you had no way to try again.
Yea l like DQ 7 too. It was the first DQ game that I played and it was the reason why i purchased all the previous DQ games. Now I own 3 copies of DQ 7 - 1 Japanese copy and 2 U.S. copies.
And yea i think they should remake 1-3 for the DS or 3DS in the DQ7-style graphic. I know it was remade for the GBC, i own those remakes too but hey, if they can remake FF 1 & 2 over and over again (wonderswan, psx, gba, psp, cell phone) then why not DQ, it's just as good, if not better.
If they ever do remake/rerelease I just hope they don't dumb down the difficulty. It just wouldn't be the same if you couldn't yell and scream at the tv when you're a step away from the shrine in Rhone and a Gold Batboon decides to use sacrifice after surprising your party.