Many years ago, the kingdom of Aliahan ruled the world. Although its former influence has diminished, its people lived in peace. That is, until the rise of the Demon Lord Baramos... The kingdom's great hero Ortega embarked on a journey to defeat Baramos, but was said to have perished from plunge into the maw of a volcano.
Over a dozen years later... A single youth strides purposefully into the castle of Aliahan. The youth is the hero Ortega's only child. The king, recognizing the youth's determination to succeed the fallen father, commands, "Defeat the Demon Lord Baramos."
You are the young hero of Aliahan. Assemble a team of trusted companions for a spectacular quest to save the world from the terrors of the Demon Lord Baramos.
Let the adventure begin!
--From the GBC Dragon Warrior 3 instruction manual.
Essentially a precursor to Dragon Warrior 1&2, Dragon Warrior 3 is a revamped version of DW3(NES) for the GBC. Although the story line was the same as the NES version, there were some differences.
These differences included enhanced graphics, and more detailed castles, towns and overworld for Game Boy Color. You can now investigate the contents of wells. They have added the save anywhere feature, and now Day, Night, Dawn and Dusk matter - different characters and monsters appear at different times. Four characters can be in your party at once. There are 9 character classes and 165 distinct monsters.
The main goal is still the same as the NES version, except with several different side missions. A few of these are the monster fights that you can bet on to earn money, obtain the item that lets you buy special items from the pompous elves, and finally complete the Pachisi track in different towns to obtain weapons and items that you wouldn't normally get until later on in the game.
|A Button||Search, Enter selections|
|B Button||Cancel selections, Previous window|
|Start Button||Save menu|
|Leave the castle and travel to "Ruida's Tavern". Create a list of soldiers, then go downstairs to the "Eatery". Enlist three of the soldiers, sell their equipment, then remove them from your party to collect 400 gold. Repeat this procedure to gain unlimited funds.|