Taloon's Quest Box

Torneko no Daibouken, also called "Taloon's Great Adventure" or "Taloon's Quest", is a Super Famicom spin-off of the Famicom classic, Dragon Quest IV. In DQ-IV, Taloon first appeared in his own chapter, then later joined the Hero's intrepid band of adventurers prior to the final assault against Necrosaro. In the introductory chapter, however, Taloon soon becomes weary of working for a lazy shopkeeper in a one-horse-town, so, he waves goodbye to his comely wife and spirited young son, then ventures off into the wilderness with the dream of becoming the world's pre-eminent arms merchant.

After a prologue of familiar scenes from Dragon Quest IV, Taloon confers with the King and his court, then repairs to the local dungeon, intent on grappling with the denizens therein and adding to his already considerable personal fortune. If Taloon is defeated, however, the monsters will physically pick him up and dump him unceremoniously onto the overworld turf. It's absolutely hilarious! Even worth losing a time or two just to enjoy this zany scene.

Taloon's Quest Intro Screen Produced by Chun Soft in 1993, the TnD design team combined action-RPG and adventure elements with the dungeon-crawler, treasure hunting format.