Experience the classic RPG that started the legend of DRAGON QUEST!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.0.7
  • Updated: March 9, 2017
  • Requires Android: 2.3 and up
  • Installs: 100,000 - 500,000



The game that started the legend of DRAGON QUEST is here at last for mobile devices!
Discover the RPG that won the hearts of two generations!

Enter a fantasy world of sword, magic, and monsters in one standalone package!
Download it once, and there’s nothing else to buy, and nothing else to download!
※In-game text is available in English only.

◆ Prologue
The peace of fair Alefgard has been shattered by the appearance of the nefarious master of the night known as the Dragonlord, and the Sphere of Light which for so long kept the forces of darkness in check has been stolen!
It’s time for you, a young warrior through whose veins flows the blood of the legendary hero Erdrick, to set out on a quest to vanquish the Dragonlord, and save the land from darkness!

◆ Game Features
・First in the Legendary Series
Originally released as Dragon Warrior, you can now experience the classic retro RPG experience that swept up millions of Japanese players back in the Eighties...and never let go!
Become the descendant of the legendary hero Erdrick, and embark on an epic journey through the historic realm of Alefgard, tackling fearsome foes and perplexing puzzles on your way to the dread Dragonlord’s lair!

・Simple, Intuitive Controls
The game’s controls are designed to work perfectly with the vertical layout of any modern mobile device, and the position of the movement button can be changed to facilitate both one- and two-handed play.

・Experience the legendary RPG loved by millions in Japan and worldwide! Created by a legendary trio with the master creator Yuji Horii, the revolutionary synthesizer score and orchestration by Koichi Sugiyama, and art by master manga artist Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball).

◆ Supported Android Devices/Operating Systems ◆
・Devices running AndroidOS version 2.3 or above.
If ART is enabled on devices running Android 4.4, the application may experience issues when initiated (ART is disabled by default).


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3 670 
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    Russell Beck Published date: September 18, 2017

    Progresses faster than the original Dragon Warrior for America. Gold and experience build quick. Only one of my spells show up. I have 'heal' and the other three that I have 'learned' thus far do not show up in the spell menu. It seems like a simplified remake of the original. The music is in the spirit of the original, but a little different. It's a good game except for the spell issues. Full Review

    John M Published date: October 6, 2017

    Can't play the game because the buttons don't work. On LG G6 and screen just seems like it's laid out wrong. Also the context menu on botton of the phone stays on the whole time which is extremely annoying. Full Review

    Fiend GG Published date: August 2, 2017

    A great pocket-sized RPG that's easy to understand and can be beaten in a relatively short time. This is essentially the first modern JRPG, and so it's very basic, but still satisfying to play and is a good introduction to the series (if you want something more substantial, play Dragon Quest II, which is only $2 more) Full Review

    Andrew Geragotelis Published date: December 22, 2017

    Fun little game, great if you like Square's other classic rpgs. Played on tablet (Tab S3) and phone (Galaxy S7) and it ran smoothly and controlled well. Very simple game to get into and it seems to have retained most of the original nes version with updated graphics. My only complaint would be lack of screen rotation, it's stuck in portrait mode. Still was able to play it comfortably though. Full Review

    Morghan Phoenix Published date: February 16, 2018

    Add cloud save! My phone just had to be serviced and, as a result, was reset. All my time spent playing this was wasted due to a lack of could saves. I had originally intended to buy the rest that aren't on 3DS, and the Final Fantasy games that aren't on PC, but without cloud saves or an export to SD option I can't recommend this to anyone and will not be buying any more Square Enix games on Android. Full Review

    Nathan Dimitriades Published date: July 30, 2017

    Definitely the best version of the game. Brings together the balancing and risk/reward element of the classic versions, alongside a proper localization. I'm not a fan of touch controls in general but here they are very polished. Full Review

    Mike Wisdom Published date: January 29, 2018

    I had the original and was looking forward to revisiting the game. The graphics wre substandard and the controls were extremely poor. I had read the reviews and thought it was worth a try. It wasn't. Very disappointed. Full Review

    Jeremy Morin Published date: December 18, 2017

    Spent several hours playing and saving the game. Went back to it the next day and all my progress was gone. Pretty sure I'm not going to play this game again. And the money spent has been wasted. Full Review

    Kevin Miller Published date: March 13, 2017

    Dragon Warrior was the first game I got with my NES as a kid in the 80's, I loved it and also played it with an emulator on PC. This app game is much better because the experience and gold received for defeating enemies is quite generous so you don't have to spend huge amounts of time grinding like on NES. Full Review

    Scott Lehman Published date: July 27, 2017

    Changed my rating from 1 to 3 since it appears that the compatibility problem with the Note 4 has been fixed (it was entirely unplayable before). I will try to revisit with a more accurate rating once I have time to play. Full Review

    Brad Temple Published date: May 16, 2017

    A great port of the original. It's significantly easier than the original NES release, but this fits with the more casual nature of mobile devices. It's become a great pick up and play RPG instead of a tough, grueling RPG. Full Review

    Robert Lenheiser Published date: August 23, 2017

    This is one stupid game. Unless you want to run around the same little area for WAY too long and nowhere enough anything to raise level, ignore this ridiculosity. Surely you can spend money on something useful....like a pretzel. That"s what this game is worth. Sorry, didn't mean to diss wheat flour. Full Review

    Ken Flick Published date: March 11, 2017

    Stupid app won't display correctly and I can see the bottom half of my screen. All my other apps work fine, I even have part 4 and it works fine too. Full Review

    Deric Jennings Published date: May 22, 2017

    Just a perfect example of how to port an old 8-bit to the mobile platform. Well done and perfect adaption of the controls. Much love was put into the development of this port, much like the love I poured over this game when I first played the original Dragon Warrior on the NES. I look forward to working my way through this series again! Full Review

    Brian Wong Published date: March 13, 2017

    As someone with an extensive Final Fantasy background, I like having these good old classics to play. While DQ1 hasn't exactly aged all that well (it's 30+ years old!), it maps pretty well to modern mobile devices and is certainly worth a shot if you're looking for some nostalgia. Full Review

    Eduardo Lima Leite Praça Published date: December 4, 2017

    Great RPG to play on a smartphone. It can be finished in 10-15 hours, which is pretty short for Dragon Quest standards. Battle system is as simple as they come for an RPG, but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit, it's the type of game you can almost play on automatic. If you're looking for a deep, engrossing RPG, this is not it. But if you like the DQ series and want to see where it all started, or if you simply want a small RPG that doesn't require a lot of thought, this is a great choice. Full Review

    Zee Jay Published date: December 4, 2017

    Everything about this rev amped game is great! Slightly upgraded graphics and a few names are different, but the controls are as touchy as ever. Thanks for remaking this epic classic game! Full Review

    Andrew Logan Published date: December 19, 2017

    Game buttons are non responsive on Samsung s8. Can't even start the game. Full Review

    Published date: September 23, 2017

    Probably the best way to play this classic short of grabbing an expensive NES copy. This is better balanced anyway and the improved graphics are welcome. Controls are simple and easy to get used to. Full Review

    James Elliott Published date: October 2, 2017

    Touch screen optimization for LG G6 is off, having to touch above the button on the screen is horrible. Overall, great port though. Graphics are good, and the nostalgia effect is there for sure. Full Review

    RevKelt Published date: August 10, 2017

    So many years since I've donned my copper sword and set out to slay the slimes! Thank you for a great update to an old favorite! Full Review

    Neil Marion Published date: October 5, 2017

    Great game. Some annoying glitches, such as the ground shining when there is an item there. Full Review

    John-Paul Kadoura Published date: July 30, 2017

    I haven't played this game since the days of the Gameboy Color port. The fact that SE is going to release 2 and 3 makes me so happy! Full Review

    David Kim Published date: January 21, 2018

    Great Port for the most part, though could if preserved a bit more of the sound effects like "terrible blow" and the phrase and the sound of the fire breath attacks. The battle music sounds good but too much added makes it sound nearly different Full Review

    Liam Astin Published date: May 8, 2017

    I want to play this game so bad, but it simply is not optimized for my phone which is a Samsung Galaxy s8 plus. All of the on screen buttons are not where you think they would be. All of the hit zones for the buttons are above them making movement thought the menus clunky. I hope this is fixed very soon Full Review

    Jack Mahoney Published date: January 24, 2018

    While an old title, this port of the original Dragon Quest will be an excellent addition to your library. This includes: a new translation, updated graphics (better than the super fami version), controls that are updated for mobile, and an excellent soundtrack. The only slight issue is the small amount of grinding required, but if you actually just run through the game yourself without a walkthrough or any other hints, the amount of exploring that you end up doing will keep you at a good level. Worth $3. Full Review

    boogersnatchable Published date: April 22, 2017

    This thing is a mess. You can do better than that. I want my money back. Full Review

    Andrew Burton Published date: April 18, 2017

    Good mobile version of the classic, but it did tend to crash an awful lot. Make sure you use the quick save judiciously. Full Review

    Matthew Thibault Published date: January 29, 2018

    Ok game. Love the actual game, but controls are not great. It's be far better if I could control exactly where the D-Pad is. Too high for my tablet Full Review

    Ri Idzi Published date: July 22, 2017

    Could use controller input. Sides of screen seem odd, low resolution on large screens. Good game, despite the port being a little peculiar in some cases. Full Review

    Rubén Salazar pont Published date: December 4, 2017

    I would recommend it for anyone who want to play something that doesn't need all the attention. I really loved this game and i wish there was a bigger DQ community here on the west Full Review

    Anthony Whalen Published date: February 20, 2018

    Great port of the game, looks amazing and runs really well, couldn't ask for more, just glad I have the opportunity to play this as I have never played this game before, my main problem with this game is not being able to cloud save, lost my data because I needed to re install the game, don't see the point in playing if I can't keep my data Full Review

    SavageFrame9684 Published date: June 26, 2017

    I like the actual game but I mostly get error messages when I try to load it very rarely does Full Review

    First Last Published date: January 13, 2018

    If you're looking for a classic JRPG then look no further. Let's break this review down further to help interested people make the decision. -This is a single character, Roleplaying Game. So, there's no party dynamic. -While it is a Single Character JRPG, you have several ways to approach encounters whether you favor a magic approach or a sword and board style. -Linear equipment progression, usually you never have to wonder which item would suit you better. -Accessories are a bit confusing, I had the Warriors Ring equipped and I wasn't entirely sure what it did nor what the Waistband did. -The inventory system leaves MUCH to be desired, quest items that you must have will end up taking over half of your inventory. You can however deposit items into a bank. -The Save feature also leaves MUCH to be desired. If you die away from your Kings Castle then you will be transported back after losing half of your carried gold (which also can be deposited into a bank for protection). You can only make a 'legitimate' save inside the Kings Castle whilst talking to the King. Otherwise it is known as a 'Quick Save'. -Story is basic but I found it pleasant. I found everything was adequately hinted at by NPCs in various towns WITH THE EXCEPTION of the rainbow. Just go ahead and look that up when you get to it, youll know what I mean when you get there. I'm not going to spoil anything. -Combat Encounters are challenging but not too difficult. If you're stuck at an area or boss (Green Dragon anyone?) Then just grind a little and maybe upgrade your gear like all JRPGs. -This last bit is just a personal touch, I thoroughly enjoyed that Dragon Warrio- er Quest did not shy away from introducing a love interest. In the age of Zelda and Final Fantasy they were much more forthcoming. Just thought it was neat. Overall, it's cheap and thoroughly enjoyable. Give this game a play through. Full Review

    Joseph Papp Published date: November 11, 2017

    This is a perfect rendition of the original game. It's perfect for passing time while waiting for appointments or plane rides. I especially like that it doesn't need internet to play or continue a quest. Full Review

    Joe Sousa Published date: November 17, 2017

    Doesn't work on Pixel 2 XL. Button layout is off, screen is shifted to right. Please fix! Full Review

    Travis Hood Published date: January 20, 2018

    I loved this game on the NES when it was called dragon warrior.... Still the same game with better graphics and save states basicly.... Awesome game now I'm going to buy the rest of them Full Review

    SnowNynja Published date: August 17, 2017

    UPDATE: Latest update fixed the menu problem on my LG G4! I can play the game again! Thank you SE, and I was just about to give up on you guys! Now how about the same fix for DQ2 & DQ3? Full Review

    Ryan Girard Published date: February 6, 2018

    DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE A PIXEL 2 XL!!! where the buttons show up does not correspond to where they are touch sensitivity wise. So you'll never press the button you think you are. Makes it unplayable. Very mad I bought this for 3 dollars. Full Review

    Patrick Foley Published date: January 14, 2018

    Another poor port by Square. Looking at the other reviews, it works well on older phones but not on newer. For me, on the Pixel 2 XL, where the buttons are rendered on the screen does not match up with where you have to tap. If FF7 is any indication you can count on them ignoring these bad reviews forever. Buyer beware. Full Review