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  1. Yeah I heard about Body ConQuest in my own research.  I'll just drop all the names I've heard.

     

     

    Mystic Quest

    Guadia Quest

    Breath of Death

    Ghost Lion

    Glory of Heracles

    Bikkuriman World

    Bloody Warriors

    Chaos World

    Double Moon Densetsu

    Fengshen bang

    Photon the Ultimate Game

    Lufia

    Chaos World

    Ultima III

    Lunar

    THe Magic of Schezerade

    Lufia Fortress of Doom

     

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  2. Hey guys, so some years back there was a topic asking who the cover artist for DWII was in NA.  Nobody managed to figure it out, however years later I tracked down Chris Hopkins as the artist for DWIII and IV on NES and I did an interview with him.  Well the only thing we had to go off of for DWII's cover art was a lone signature in the corner.

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    Now @Dwaine seemed to think the signature was "kis" however it looks like we may have been looking at it the wrong way.  This painting wasn't done by a Western Artist, but a Japanese one!

     

    The very same signature appears on the works of Kensuke Suzuki, a pen name for artist Hiroshi Kajiyama who did character designs for the Shining Force series.

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    Thats the very same signature!  It has to be him!  Now I'm wondering if he did DWI as well, had no idea Enix got a Japanese artist to do this.  Also I'm sad to say that Mr. Kajiyama passed away two years ago in July it looks like.  I'm glad this mystery can be put to rest now at least.

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  3. Actually I got the DQVIII demo from an issue of the North American Shonen Jump magazine.  I hadn't even heard of DQ until I got that disc (great beginnings I know).  It was Fall 2005, a few months before DQVIII's release and there were interviews with Horii in the magazine.  

    In regards to all the history I mentioned, I'm trying my best to document all of the missing DQ stuff I can possibly find.  I've got a folder on my harddrive called DQArchive.  I'm looking to find manga scans, books, betas, art work, commercials, TV Spots, press conferences, interviews with Horii and staff, pictures of Horii and Sugiyama, fanart, magazine scans, game guides, rom hacks, and more.  Its a slow process.  One thing I've realized is that there is a lot of official DQ art that is exclusive to Japanese game guides, but that would require buying them and importing them from Japan, plus scanning.  If anyone has some it'd be helpful.

    Wow so DQVI was translated... I had no idea about that.  That would be a treasure to have, especially since the fan translation isn't exactly perfect.

  4. Yeah there's definitely holes in DQ's recorded history online.  So much stuff we don't know and have access to its honestly sad considering how other fanbases have almost ever little scrap of information on their games accounted for.  The DQ wiki needs a big overhaul honestly.  While I haven't found anything DQIV related, I have managed to track down a beta/prototype for Dragon Warrior VII PS1.  

    https://hiddenpalace.org/Dragon_Warrior_VII_(Sep_14,_2001_prototype)

    I have not tested it yet, but it released September 2001.  I can't imagine it being too different, but its worth taking a look at, maybe I'll burn it to a disc later.

  5. 8 hours ago, Plattym3 said:
    15 hours ago, Sackchief said:
    Hey guys, so I recently found out about these books and was looking to getting them scanned for the internet.  Do any of you guys own them?  Would be cool to check them out.

    Got a link or picture?

    DQ Perfect Collection - Collections - Dragon's Den - A Dragon ...

    Its this.  They're like Dragon Quest visual histories.  They catalogue all of the merchandise from this era.

     

    6 hours ago, Dwaine said:

    I've got one! They're little books that listed all the different DQ merchandise. Awesome little bit of history.

    Thats actually really great!  Which year is your book from?

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  6. Hey guys, I was wondering if there's someone who's actively archiving all of the events in DQ of the Stars.  I mainly mean all of the conversations between Cyril and the characters.  I just think this might be important to save images of all the dialogue since they're timed events.  Like for example, I had no idea Psaro's last name was Banesword, so its things like this that seem worthy of maybe storing here on the den.  Has anyone been actively screencapping/recording?

  7. Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone here knows how to rip hidden game sprites from GameBoy titles, because I've found this on the Spriters resource under Enemies in Dragon Warrior I+II for GameBoy.  

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    I mean its all the typical baddies except I noticed a few things.  For starters, it looks like there's a head animation for the Green Dragon in the files and aditionally I see sprites for some sort of car, a Penguin, Pikachu and what looks like a Gundam.  This brings up a lot of questions and I would like to look into the game's files myself to verify their existence if anyone knows how to.  Thanks.

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