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Dragon Warrior
Console icon NES

Dragon Warrior (NES)






May 1986

Title screenshot
In-game screenshot


Author: SirVG (34)
There are 34 achievements worth 320 (467) points.

2,033 (1,491) of 2,778

73.18% unlock rate

1,832 (1,373) of 2,778

65.95% unlock rate

1,285 (1,011) of 2,778

46.26% unlock rate

Reach Level 12

1,126 (898) of 2,778

40.53% unlock rate

1,025 (830) of 2,778

36.90% unlock rate

953 (784) of 2,778

34.31% unlock rate

751 (667) of 2,778

27.03% unlock rate

Use the Magic Key and Open the Door to the King's Chamber

2,756 (1,825) of 2,778

99.21% unlock rate

Defeat the Trademark Blue Slime!

2,258 (1,605) of 2,778

81.28% unlock rate

Defeat the Goldman (and get rich)!

1,144 (911) of 2,778

41.18% unlock rate

1,125 (893) of 2,778

40.50% unlock rate

Defeat the evasive Metal Slime!

932 (771) of 2,778

33.55% unlock rate

Get the Fairy Flute

1,262 (1,003) of 2,778

45.43% unlock rate

Find the Fighter's Ring

1,251 (1,004) of 2,778

45.03% unlock rate

Get the Death Necklace

810 (703) of 2,778

29.16% unlock rate

Get the Cursed Belt

995 (825) of 2,778

35.82% unlock rate

Get Erdrick's Tablet

1,635 (1,242) of 2,778

58.86% unlock rate

Find the Silver Harp

1,066 (860) of 2,778

38.37% unlock rate

Find the Stones of Sunlight

1,097 (884) of 2,778

39.49% unlock rate

1,057 (851) of 2,778

38.05% unlock rate

Get the Silver Shield

993 (817) of 2,778

35.75% unlock rate

1,005 (822) of 2,778

36.18% unlock rate

989 (808) of 2,778

35.60% unlock rate

Build the Rainbow Bridge to reach Charlock Fortress!

983 (805) of 2,778

35.39% unlock rate

Get Erdrick's Sword

958 (790) of 2,778

34.49% unlock rate

Get Erdrick's Armor

1,005 (813) of 2,778

36.18% unlock rate

Reveal the Secret Stairs at Charlock Fortress

975 (800) of 2,778

35.10% unlock rate

Accept the Dragonlord's Offer

834 (705) of 2,778

30.02% unlock rate

Defeat the Dragonlord!

900 (747) of 2,778

32.40% unlock rate

Rescue Princess Gwaelin

997 (799) of 2,778

35.89% unlock rate

Return Princess Gwaelin to the King

993 (795) of 2,778

35.75% unlock rate

Bring Princess Gwaelin to the Dragonlord!

729 (660) of 2,778

26.24% unlock rate

Beat the Dragonlord and return to the castle without saving Gwaelin.

729 (658) of 2,778

26.24% unlock rate

Beat the Dragonlord and return to the castle with Gwaelin in tow.

720 (652) of 2,778

25.92% unlock rate

Recent Players:
Pixelach2023-06-06 17:00:19A Level 16, 15804 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:9254, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:0
Dastydan2023-06-06 16:56:17Dan Level 4, 47 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:9, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:0
Mayday10112023-06-06 16:35:00RYAN Level 24, 43261 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:65535, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:4
epicgamer19902023-06-06 11:46:34Dani Level 1, 0 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:120, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:1
CrippleThreat82023-06-06 06:29:03Z Level 19, 25998 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:43168, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:2
Tresxae2023-06-06 04:20:15SYNL Level 4, 48 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:78, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:0
abbarach2023-06-06 03:25:35ABBA Level 15, 10566 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:34352, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:0
Dodgeson2023-06-05 22:37:13Loading Dragon Quest
dwhite57902023-06-05 05:39:12Dani Level 6, 233 EXP, ๐Ÿ’ฐ:97, ๐Ÿ”‘โœจ:0
cccpkuina2023-06-05 03:31:21Playing Dragon Warrior

Recent comments

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Garfunkle420 28 Oct 2022 22:25
Mastered! Lots of grinding
ScruteyBaybeh 11 Dec 2022 13:43
An absolute blast to play through. For as many times as I've played through this game over the years, this was the first time I actually hit max level. Thanks for giving me a reason to do so lol.
SirYuber 22 Feb 2023 01:12
I just mastered it! It's also my first set, too! Dragon Warrior has always been one of my favorite games on the NES (alongside Dragon Warrior 2-4), and I still prefer them over the other versions.
IncompletePete 23 Feb 2023 19:16
How do you get hardcore points?
VinnyBill 2 Mar 2023 20:44
Mastered! This classic was my mastery number 80.
IncompletePete 2 Mar 2023 20:48
Mastered. 1st game.
MikageOkamoto 5 Mar 2023 06:51
Mastered -- 1st game of hopefully many more! Wanted to start out with the original version of the first installment of this classic series. Played the Japanese version as well, so quite a few differences from the US version! Total grindfest of a game, had fast forward on basically the whole time, but appreciate this game for what it's worth nonetheless.
IncompletePete 5 Mar 2023 07:01
How come I can't get my name on the mastered list?!
AlveenKamfort 6 Mar 2023 09:09
Because it shows most of your points on this game as completed under “Softcore”. You have to do it all in “Hardcore” mode to qualify as having “Mastered” it according to the leaderboards, I think.
RionAmane 13 Mar 2023 18:09
Mastered. Anyone who manages to master this without abusing fast forwarding is a fricking legend. Probably the grindiest game I've ever played. And I don't even mind grinding in general. ._.
MogomraZero 15 Mar 2023 20:44
An outstanding set aside from "Thou Hast Acquired Master Grinder". Thank god for fast forward in RetroArch!
SleepyheadDree 21 Mar 2023 04:20
Mastered! Honestly the grinding is one thing, but finding the Death Necklace took forever. But as my first experience with the Dragon Quest series, did enjoy my time outside of that.
TrashCandra 3 Apr 2023 00:39
Mastered! It took me just under 7 hours (6:51:18) but it felt so much longer because of how grindy it was. Even with fast-forward, finding the Death Necklace and grinding to level 30 (from 21) took up half my total playtime. It was really interesting seeing where Dragon Quest started, and honestly I'm shocked how much better the newer games (5 and 9 are my favorites โค๏ธ) are.
anbernic 7 Apr 2023 12:06
Thanks a lot for the set! It was my second run ever (on the NES version) and I still found new things I, like those random cursed items! A really little but interesting detail!
tsyque 16 Apr 2023 02:36
Such a warm and cozy game
saigan 5 May 2023 15:55
Mastered :)
adamalons 9 May 2023 13:22
First mastered, as inspired by saigan streaming again, which led to me finishing the DQ1 half of the SNES remakes. Thanks again sai lol

Excellent set overall!
Imreallybored 12 May 2023 21:18
Just curious before I get too far along. Can you get all three missables in one play through?
SGreenwell 12 May 2023 21:30
@ Imreallybored - You have to do a little bit of prep, but it's not too tricky. Basically: 1) Beat the game WITHOUT saving the princess, then - 2) Rescue the Princess, but instead of bringing her back to the King, beat the end game boss. You might also need to do one "mop up" achievement after, by rescuing the princess and bringing her back to the king, but I can't remember.
JamesPlaysGames 16 May 2023 04:27
On your playthrough, do everything EXCEPT interact with the Princess, or the Dragon Lord. Save your game at the King, and then here's the different runs you need to do, resetting after each one to reload your save. You'll need to do 3 runs to the final boss, and then a 4th run where you just rescue the Princess and bring her to the King.

1. Go to the Dragon Lord. When he offers to have you join him, accept, and die.

2. Go to the Dragon Lord. Fight and kill him, then return to the King, having never rescued the Princess.

3. Rescue the Princess, and take her to the Dragon Lord. Fight and kill him, then return to the King.

4. Rescue the Princess and take her immediately to the King.

Achievement Distribution

High Scores

608SekAnt SekAnt2023-06-03 11:23
607MrCloud42 MrCloud422023-05-29 23:54
606weltall600 weltall6002023-05-27 19:08
605SmexyDeath SmexyDeath2023-05-24 07:15
604BatFastardJordy BatFastardJordy2023-05-23 10:26
603PenguGG PenguGG2023-05-18 20:46
602JamesPlaysGames JamesPlaysGames2023-05-16 04:19
601PxForce PxForce2023-05-15 11:44
600Poppycop Poppycop2023-05-14 21:46
599PointHrO PointHrO2023-05-14 16:11


Inexperienced Dragon Warrior

Defeat the Dragonlord with the least experience