Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3

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Dragon Quest Characters:
Torneko no Daibōken 3
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Developer(s) Chunsoft
Matrix Software
Rakish (GBA)[1]
Publisher(s) Enix
Square Enix (GBA)
Composer(s) Koichi Sugiyama
Series Mystery Dungeon
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Game Boy Advance
Release
  • JP: October 31, 2002
  • JP: June 24, 2004 (GBA)
Genre(s) Role-playing, roguelike
Mode(s) Single-player

Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3 – Fushigi no Dungeon[a] is the third game in the Torneko series. It is part of the Mystery Dungeon series and contains randomly generated dungeons and uses turn-based action combat. It is the third Dragon Quest spin-off game in the Mystery Dungeon series. The game was also made for the Game Boy Advance, called Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibouken 3 Advance, in 2004.

Gameplay[edit]

The main character of the game is Torneko, originally localized as Taloon in North America, a merchant playable character from Dragon Warrior IV.[2] Torneko can explore fully 3D dungeons and have members join his party.[3] The player moves through randomly generated dungeons and uses turn-based action combat. The player can bring along creatures and henchmen to fight with them as they battle monsters in the dungeons. In the Game Boy Advance version, an addition mode is available in which the player can fight through four advanced dungeons independently of the game's story.[4]

The game is the first in the series to feature 3D graphics, and the game includes multiple towns, villages, castles, and dungeons. Some of the locations are not randomly generated. The game includes over 170 types of monsters, and a larger number of items and spells to use in combat than previous Torneko games.[5]

Story[edit]

In the game, Torneko and his wife Nene and son Poporo journey to a distant island for a vacation. While there, mysterious forces attack and Torneko must journey into dungeons to fight them off.[5]

Reception[edit]

The PlayStation 2 version of the game has sold over 513,000 copies as of November 2008.[6] The Game Boy Advance version of the game has sold nearly 117,000 copies as of 2007.[7]

The PlayStation 2 version was given a high 35 out of 40 by Famitsu magazine.[8][9] The Game Boy Advance version was given a lower 32 out of 40.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3 – Fushigi no Dungeon (ドラゴンクエスト・キャラクターズ トルネコの大冒険3 ~不思議のダンジョン~, Doragon Kuesuto Kyarakutāzu: Torneko no Daibōken 3 – Fushigi no Dungeon, lit. Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3: Mystery Dungeon)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 開発履歴 (in Japanese). Rakish. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  2. ^ Gann, Patrick. "RPGFan Soundtracks – Suite Torneko's Great Adventure ~Musical Chemistry~". RPGFan.com. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  3. ^ Joseph Witham (2001). "Enix Announces Torneko 3". Retrieved September 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Advance: Mysterious Dungeon". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  5. ^ a b Smith, David (2002-06-28). "Torneko's Great Adventure 3". IGN. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Sony PS2 Japanese Ranking". Japan-GameCharts.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Nintendo GBA Japanese Ranking". Japan-GameCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  8. ^ プレイステーション2 – ドラゴンクエスト・キャラクターズ トルネコの大冒険3 ~不思議のダンジョン~. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.81. 30 June 2006.
  9. ^ Derrick (October 24, 2002). "News – New Famitsu Scores". GamesAreFun.com. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  10. ^ "IGN: Gaming Life in Japan". IGN.com. Archived from the original on 2005-01-03. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 

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