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Dragon Warrior

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Dragon Warrior
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Developer(s): Enix, Chunsoft
Publisher(s): Enix (Japan)
Nintendo (North America)
Square Enix (Europe)
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Switch
Successor: Dragon Warrior II
Copyrights: ©1986, 1989 Enix Licensed to Nintendo TM trademark to Nintendo
Release dates
N. America:

August 1989


May 27, 1986


September 27, 2019 (Nintendo Switch)

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Dragon Warrior is a game for Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the first game in the Dragon Quest series, and this entry was referred to as simply Dragon Quest in Japan (North America changed the name to avoid legal trouble with another registered trademark). The game was re-released for the Nintendo Switch Nintendo eShop, including for Europe.


Dragon Warrior is a Japanese style RPG, in which the protagonist is aimed at defeating a villain known as the Dragonlord. The player attacks in turn-based combat using a weapon (otherwise fists if no weapon is equipped), or a spell, and encounters randomly occur while travelling on the map.

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Main games

Dragon Warrior • Dragon Warrior II • Dragon Warrior III • Dragon Warrior IV • Dragon Quest V • Dragon Quest VI • Dragon Quest VII • Dragon Quest VIII • Dragon Quest IX

Spin-off games
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