As we look forward to Dragon Quest XI (check out our new footage here), which will eventually be coming to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch, we can't help but feel a little nostalgia. Sometimes you just can't beat the classics, and if you guys have never played the original Dragon Quest games, you can grab them on your phone right now at a big discount.
Square Enix is currently throwing a big sale, and pretty much every single Dragon Quest game can be found on the iTunes App Store or Google Play store at a big discount. Our friends at DroidGamers have compiled every game on sale, which we've listed for you below:
- Dragon Quest (33% off, now $1.99)
- Dragon Quest II (40% off, now $2.99)
- Dragon Quest III (30% off, now $6.99)
- Dragon Quest IV (33% off, now $9.99)
- Dragon Quest V (33% off, now $9.99)
- Dragon Quest VI (33% off, now $9.99)
- Dragon Quest VIII (33% off, now $14.99)
This is one of the few series that I'd actually recommend starting from the very beginning. The original Dragon Quest, which was called Dragon Warrior when it came out for the NES in the West, is a classic JRPG through and through. It's a bit slow-going, it's a bit grindy, but it totally holds up after all of these years. This was my very first RPG, and the game that convinced me that video games can be much more than just a distraction. I still have my Dragon Warrior instruction manual, so if you guys need any tips or tricks just let me know.
The only classic Dragon Quest game not represented here is Dragon Quest VII, but if you have a Nintendo 3DS I highly recommend picking up DQ VII there. It's been lovingly remastered for the 3DS with tons of quality of life improvements and reworked character models. In the meantime, enjoy these affordable classics on mobile, and stay tuned to WWG for all things Dragon Quest.