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Dragon Warrior Monsters

by Eidos
Game Boy Color
Everyone
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)


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  • ASIN: B000035YAT
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.2 x 0.1 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,903 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Before the wild success of Pokémon, there was a little-known pocket creature game for the Nintendo that received considerably less fanfare and much critical acclaim. Dragon Warrior: Monsters is an updated version of the innovative 1989 game Dragon Warrior. As with Pokémon, you must find and capture creatures, and you can trade them with your friends.

While 151 pocket monsters wander through the various Pokémon games, Dragon Warrior: Monsters features over 200 monsters to collect in this single title. When you have captured them, you can breed and train your monsters to develop special skills. With the optional game link cable, you can battle or breed with other monsters captured by a friend.

Review

Dragon Warrior was one of the defining series of RPGs back on the NES. Most DW fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dragon Quest VII, the first Dragon Warrior game to appear on the PlayStation. But fans of the series as well as fans of Pokemon (the game, not the phenomenon) should definitely take a look at Dragon Warrior Monsters. DWM puts you in the role of a small boy named Terry. Your sister has been kidnapped and dragged to a mysterious kingdom populated by monsters and monster trainers. You, in hopes of freeing your sister, must become the world's best monster trainer. Many of the game's monsters have been taken from earlier incarnations of the series, so expect to see the little dew-drop slimes, crazy-looking bats, and the like. You'll walk through various landscapes, fighting and, if you're any good, catching monsters to add to your roster. Battles occur in typical RPG fashion, with your monsters doing all of the fighting. Unlike in Pokemon, all of your monsters fight at once, and you occasionally battle more than one foe. As you progress, your monsters will level up, and you'll earn money and items. The money is mostly needed to enter monster fighting tournaments, though you can, of course, also buy things like healing herbs and warpwings. You progress through ranks in these tournaments, much as in Bio Motor Unitron for the Neo Geo Pocket or Monster Rancher for the PlayStation. If you win the tournament, you'll be allowed to represent the kingdom in a larger tournament, which in turn will get you closer to freeing your sister. The graphics in the battles are great. The monsters all look very sharp. Out of battle, you're represented in typical small-guy RPG fashion, with your train of monsters following behind you. The soundtrack is well composed, and as such the music is always a welcome part of the game. If you've already "caught 'em all," and you're looking for a game to tide you over until Pokemon Gold and Silver are released near the end of the year, Dragon Warrior Monsters is exactly what you're looking for. It may not have the cutesy, over-merchandised appeal of Pokemon, but the rock-solid gameplay makes it a worthwhile endeavor.--Jeff Gerstmann--Copyright © 1998 GameSpot Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of GameSpot is prohibited. -- GameSpot Review

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101 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great game for the Pokemon mind! November 22, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game was, in everyway the most greatest kind of RPG on Gameboy Color! If you're a Pokemon fan then you might disagree. But this game takes you in the game and lets you solve all kinds of problems. The sounds of the game are really pretty interesting and the masters and bosses are incredible. This game will keep you satified for a long, long time! The fact of raising monsters and breeding them and combining them into different monsters justed makes you stuck to the game! This is pokemon with more drama and action! You buy items and join with allies to form a team of unbeatable creatures, cute and strong! There are a lot of cute and cuddly monsters and powerful monsters. This game is an interllectual challenge and is very indept. You will have a great experience with this wonderful game and the climax of the game is always happening! Choosing animals and training and trading has never been this interesting! What are you waiting for? Buy it already!
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92 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT Pokemon April 23, 2000
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
When you here about this game you instantly think, Pokemon Ripoff, but it's not! Its totally different. Unlike pokemon this game allows you to breed monsters to get new ones. This game is also very long so you won't get bored playing it. In the game you play Terry, who has been sent to the castle of GreatTree to find his kidnapped sister. The king of GreatTree wants you to win the Starry Night Tournament for him so he makes you a Monster Trainer. If you win the Starry Night Tournament you can wish for your sister back. In the game you can battle from G-A to S class raising your rank as a trainer before you compete in the Starry Night Tournament. Once you beat a class a room opens revealing a Mystic Portal where you can go to find monsters. As you beat higher classes the Monsters in the Mystic Portals get harder to beat. Plus there is a boss for every level. This game is really awesome and is a must for any RPG fan. Buy it!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE GAME TO GET! February 7, 2000
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It has every option pokemon has plus alot more! You can trade monsters, battle monsters, and even breed monsters via the link cable. Monsters are either male or female and any species can be bred to form more powerful monsters. The newborn monsters will be able to learn the skills of both parent monsters and depending on the level of the parent monsters when breeding will result in how powerful your new monster will be. When battling with the link cable you will be given the option of placing one of your monsters on the line. Should you loose the battle, the monster you wagered will be transported to the other persons game.you are also able to battle with and against up to three monsters at a time, and each monster can learn quite a few different attacks. The graphics are far better than pokemon, as is the music. If your looking for a game similer to pokemon gold and silver but are tired of waiting then give this game a chance! No pokemon fan will be dissapointed!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great game for everyone! February 6, 2000
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Okay, I've been an RPG fan since many, many years before Pokemon. The Dragon Warrior series has always been a well crafted one and this new gameboy installment is no exception. There is plenty of challange and the game has the added bonus of being able to breed your own monsters. Its a fun game for rpgers of all ages. The instructions are clear enough that even kids shouldn't get frustrated trying to understand the plot logic. The gaming system is somewhat different from Pokemon, since although the destinations and bosses are set, the dungeons and paths between them are random - no walkthrus for this game! But don't let that scare you - it's still fun. It's so nice to see my old friends the slimes again. The color is great too! Now if we can just get a new installment of Final Fantasy for gameboy...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Warrior: Monsters April 13, 2000
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Many people hear the plot of the game and automatically disregard, it thinking it's just a cheap ripoff of Pokemon. It isn't. In fact it is much better. The aspect of this game which makes it so unique is the way you can breed monsters to get offspring with their parents combined abilities. Also their are many obstacles you face on your journey. You have to go through different worlds beating monsters which are bosses. The other main obstacle is a tournament you have to play. The tournament has different classes. In short this is a great all around R.P.G and it doesn't end quickly- the fun lasts for a long time. If you liked Pokemon, you'll love this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very cool game August 1, 2000
A Kid's Review
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
dragon warrior monsters is a great rpg game. it is about you a boy named terry. a monster steals tou sister the another monster takes you to the kingdom of great tree. the king promises you if you win the starry night tournement you will find you sister back at your house. there are 215 different kinds of monsters each is different. there are different monster families too. to get monsters to come with you you can give them a treat or sometimes they just come with you wit no treats at all. some of theese treats include: porkchop, ribs, beef jerky, or sirlion steak.
there are poratls that lead you thru vast mazes there is always aboss at the end of each gate. you can also use certain staffs as weapons like the boltstaff,lavastaff,firestaff,miststaff and so on.
you kan also breed your monsters together to got stronger monsters or weeker ones. there are 46,010 different breeding combinations.
if i could rate this game between 1 and 10 i wouid give it an 11
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Exactly what I asked for.. Working game with a working save battery and with little to no wear or tear on the cartridge. Shipped relatively quickly.
Published 16 months ago by Coby
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Got it
I received my game in the mail quickly and when I get the game boy to go with it I will know if I am happy with it.
Published on January 24, 2013 by Linda Hopkins
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