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Dragon Warrior I & II

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Dragon Warrior I & II
DW I-II GBC box art.jpg
Developer Enix
Publisher Enix
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Release date Japan September 23, 1999
USA September 27, 2000
Genre Role-playing game
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Game Boy Color:
Media GBC icon.png Game Pak
Game Boy Color:
Not to be confused with Dragon Quest I + II.

Dragon Warrior I & II is a Game Boy Color title consisting of remakes of both Dragon Warrior and Dragon Warrior II. It was developed and published by Enix, and was released in 1999 in Japan and in 2000 in North America. Dragon Warrior I & II is based on the Japan-exclusive Super Famicom compilation, Dragon Quest I + II, which features 16-bit remakes of both games. The game is on a black Game Boy Color cartridge, allowing for backward compatibility with original Game Boy units and even having unique Super Game Boy borders.

In 2001, following the success of Dragon Warrior I & II, Enix released a Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Warrior III.

Differences from the original

Both games

This remake included many changes from the original NES versions of the games, including:

  • New opening sequences and cutscenes.
  • Erdrick's name was changed to Loto.
  • More experience points and gold were rewarded for completing battles.
  • Characters leveled up at a more balanced rate.
  • Several bosses had their HP and rewards increased.
  • The script was re-translated, and several names were altered to more closely resemble their Japanese names. However, some changes were done due to limited character space.
  • The enhanced graphics and sound from the Super Famicom remakes were downgraded for the Game Boy Color.
  • Seeds that increase statistics were added. They are hidden in treasure chests, pots and drawers.
  • The addition of a Field Log, which allows players to create a quick save.

Dragon Warrior

Gameplay screenshot of Dragon Warrior
  • The game no longer has an Elizabethan English script.
  • The Stairs command has been removed.
  • Three of the town names were changed:
  • Besides Erdrick, three character names were changed:
  • The spells Hurt and Hurtmore were renamed to Firebal and Firebane respectively
  • Some shops were added, including a vault (first introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation) in Tantegel and Mercado, and a wandering item salesman in Rimuldar.
  • The Flame Sword is a usable item in battle, and it produces the same effect as Firebane, but does not charge any MP.

Dragon Warrior II

Gameplay screenshot of Dragon Warrior II
  • Some locations were renamed:
  • The Prince of Cannock can now equip the Loto Sword and the Light Sword
  • If a character is about to attack a monster that gets defeated during the current turn, they automatically strike another enemy rather than none at all.
  • Certain lock doors can open automatically if the characters have a key with them