Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
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|Dragon Warrior IV|
Also known as: Dragon Quest IV (Japan)
Dragon Warrior IV was phenomenally popular in Japan as Dragon Quest IV, but it wasn't released in the west until late in the NES' lifespan, when most non-Japanese gamers were already occupied with 16-bit platforms. Nevertheless, this classic RPG featured an innovative (for its time) chapter-based story system, and it continued the series' tradition of solid gameplay, eye-catching monster designs, and a memorable soundtrack. It was later remade for the PlayStation in Japan only, and that version was later ported to the DS and released internationally.
Find out more about the enemies' stats and actions during battle.
There are nine unused enemies hidden away in the game's code. Only through hacking can they be fought. All but one of them were intended to be fought on the ocean aboard your party's ship.
A palette swap of Guzzle Ray and Raygarth.
A palette swap of Elefrover and Tentagor.
A palette swap of Armor Scorpion and Metal Scorpion.
A palette swap of Pteranodon and Chillanodon.
A palette swap of Poison Lizard and Baby Salamand.
A palette swap of Great Ohrus and Sealthrope.
A palette swap of Giant Worm and Sand Master.
A palette swap of Roric, but without a weapon. Of the unused enemies in this game, he is the only one who was not intended to be fought on the open sea. Instead, judging from his total lack of action during battle, he was probably inserted by the programmers to test battle scripts during pre-production. He is also notable for being one of the few human opponents in the Dragon Quest/Warrior series, despite never being used in a final product.
A palette swap of Bangler and Piranian.
|The Dragon Warrior / Dragon Quest series|
|NES||Dragon Warrior • Dragon Warrior II • Dragon Warrior IV|
|MSX||Dragon Quest II|
|SNES||Dragon Quest I & II • Dragon Quest III • Dragon Quest V • Dragon Quest VI|
|Game Boy (Color)||Dragon Warrior I & II • Dragon Warrior III • Dragon Warrior Monsters • Dragon Warrior Monsters 2|
|PlayStation||Dragon Warrior VII|
|PlayStation 2||Dragon Quest V|
|Game Boy Advance||Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart|
|Nintendo DS||Dragon Quest IV • Dragon Quest V • Dragon Quest VI • Dragon Quest IX|