Square Enix, the developers behind the popular Dragon Quest series, have just released Dragon Quest V to the Google Play Store. This release arrives only a little over a month since Dragon Quest 3 came to the Play Store. Now, fans of the series can enjoy the original Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II, III, IV and VIII. The game follows a young boy, traveling the world with Pankraz, his father. Once grown, it’s now the boy’s job to finish his father’s quest to find the Legendary Hero.
Since this is a similar port from the Nintendo DS title from 2009, all of the game’s original features will be present, along with a few added bonuses. Here is what the game brings with it’s port to Android:
- Make Friends with Mighty Monsters – Monsters you face in battle can now become your friends, giving you access to unique spells and abilities.
- Converse Freely with your Fellow Party Members – The party chat function allows you to converse freely with the cast of colorful characters who will accompany you on your adventure.
- 360-Degree Views – Rotate your viewpoint in towns and villages through a full 360 degrees to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
- AI Battles – Your companions can be instructed to fight automatically. Use the various tactics at your disposal to see off even the toughest enemies with ease.
- The Casino – With slot machines, poker, the monster arena and the exciting slime races of the slurpodrome, the casino is sure to provide you with a little light relief when the pressures of adventuring prove too great.
- Treasures ‘n’ Trapdoors – Take dice in hand and roll your way around specially designed game boards, enjoying a whole range of exciting events as you go.
- Bruise the Ooze is Back! – Bruise the Ooze, the slime-smashing minigame introduced in the Nintendo DS version, is back with a bang! Tap the slimes within the time limit to earn points in this super-simple yet fiendishly addictive goo-splatting extravaganza.
Square Enix has made the game available for all Android devices running Android 4.0 and above, though they warn that using the ART runtime on devices running KitKat could cause some issues. The game is available in the Google Play Store for $14.99. This isn’t the most inexpensive game the developers have released, but they assure users that there are no in-app purchases.