Liz Maas
What Are The Most Popular Dragon Quest Games In Japan?
See what topped the long list in games, monsters and characters.
11.15.10 - 1:40 PM

Recently, Square Enix polled their fans to find out what the most popular titles in its long-running flagship series Dragon Quest. If you're like me, you forgot that there are 30 titles in all - but not particularly surprised either with all the ports and remakes. They also asked fans to vote on their favorite monsters and characters, and the results are as follows.

The first list is the games. Each of Dragon Quest IV, V and VI have three separate entries. It would be interesting to see how this list would have turned out if each game's ports and remakes were all counted together. Would DQ IX still sit at the top?

1) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
2) Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
3) Dragon Quest III (FC/NES)
4) Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (SFC/SNES)
5) Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
6) Dragon Quest VI (DS)
7) Dragon Quest VII (PSone)
8) Dragon Quest IV (DS)
9) Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS)
10) Dragon Quest VI (SFC/SNES)
11) Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (PS2)
12) Dragon Quest IV (FC/NES)
13) Super Famicom Dragon Quest III (SFC/SNES)
14) Dragon Quest Monsters Joker (DS)
15) Dragon Quest II (FC/NES)
16) Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii)
17) Dragon Quest (FC/NES)
18) Dragon Quest IV (PSone)
19) Dragon Quest I & II (SFC/SNES)
20) Dragon Quest Monsters (GB)
21) Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road II Legend (arcade)
22) Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road (arcade)
23) Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
24) Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest (DS)
25) Torneko's Great Adventure: Mysterious Dungeon (SFC/SNES)
26) GameBoy Dragon Quest III (GB)
27) Dragon Quest Monsters II (GB)
28) Dragon Quest Sword (Wii)
29) Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon (PS2)
30) GameBoy Dragon Quest I & II (GB)

Here are the monsters, the top of which is the least surprising:

1) Slime
2) Hagure Metal
3) Slime Knight
4) Zoma
5) Dark Dream (secret boss from DQ IV)
6) Metal King
7) Killer Machine
8) Dragonlord
9) Heal Slime
10) Metal Slime

And the characters:

1) Hero (DQ III)
2) Bianca (DQ V)
3) Alena (DQ IV)
4) Terry (DQ VI)
5) Main Character (DQ VIII)
6) Main Character (DQ V)
7) Yangus (DQ VIII)
8) Torneko (DQ IV)
9) Papas (DQ V)
10) Barbara (DQ IV)
11) Pisaro (DQ IV)
12) Kiryl (DQ IV)
13) Jessica (DQ VIII)
14) Angelo (DQ VIII)
15) Hassan (DQ VI)
16) Hero (DQ VII)

Perhaps Square Enix should poll the series' English fans as well so we can compare and contrast results.