Dragon Quest III (JP) is the third game in the Dragon Quest series, developed by Chunsoft and published by Enix (who is now Square Enix).

When it originally made its way to the United States in 1991, it was published under the name Dragon Warrior III and released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The game was rereleased in Japan for the Wii in a collection with Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest II called Dragon Quest 25 Shuunen Kinen: Famicom & Super Famicom Dragon Quest I-II-III.



Changes in the Switch version


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings GBC: 87%
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 7/10
Famitsu 30/40
GamePro 4/5
GameSpot 7.6/10
IGN 10/10
Nintendo Power 4/5

Dragon Quest III received mostly positive reviews.



  • On the day of its NES release in Japan, there were hundreds of arrests for truancy. This is due to the fact that many students skipped school to purchase the game. Because of this, Enix would abstain from releasing future Dragon Quest games on school days.
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