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Dragon Quest Fans Select Their Favorite Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest IX, Slime and "Hero" come out on top.

 
The 2010 Dragon Quest national survey!

With each numbered entry in the series selling two million or more copies, there's no denying that Japan loves Dragon Quest. But which Dragon Quest does Japan love most?

Square Enix set out to find that at the Dragon Quest official site. The company held a survey at the site from 10/7 to 10/21. Visitors were asked to name their favorite titles, monsters and characters. The results were shared on Friday.

The most liked Dragon Quest game was Dragon Quest IX. The four million plus selling DS entry beat out Dragon Quest VIII in second. Below this, the games go back some to the NES and SNES days.

The full top 30:

  • 1. Dragon Quest IX (DS)
  • 2. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
  • 3. Dragon Quest III (NES)
  • 4. Dragon Quest V (SNES)
  • 5. Dragon Quest V (DS)
  • 6. Dragon Quest VI (DS)
  • 7. Dragon Quest VII (PSX)
  • 8. Dragon Quest IV (DS)
  • 9. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS)
  • 10. Dragon Quest VI (SNES)
  • 11. Dragon Quest V (PS2)
  • 12. Dragon Quest IV (NES)
  • 13. Super Famicom Dragon Quest III (SNES)
  • 14. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker (DS)
  • 15. Dragon Quest II (NES)
  • 16. Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory (Wii)
  • 17. Dragon Quest (NES)
  • 18. Dragon Quest IV (PSX)
  • 19. Dragon Quest I&II (SNES)
  • 20. Dragon Quest Monsters (Gameboy)
  • 21. Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road II/Legend (Arcade)
  • 22. Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road (Arcade)
  • 23. Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2 (DS)
  • 24. Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest (DS)
  • 25. Torneko's Great Adventure: Mysterious Dungeon (SNES)
  • 26. Gameboy Dragon Quest III (Gameboy)
  • 27. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (Gameboy)
  • 28. Dragon Quest Sword (Wii)
  • 29. "Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon (PS2)
  • 30. Gameboy Dragon Quest I&II (Gameboy)

In the monster category, Slime expectedly took the top honor. Here's the monster top 10:

  • 1. Slime
  • 2. Hagure Metal
  • 3. Slime Knight
  • 4. Zoma
  • 5. Dark Dream
  • 6. Metal King
  • 7. Killer Machine
  • 8. Ryuou
  • 9. Hoimi Slime
  • 10. Metal Slime

(Note: I've left the Japanese names as is for some of the monsters. I'll replace them with proper English names if I get a chance, but you can see the images at the official site if you're not sure who's who.)

In the character category, Dragon Quest III's "Hero" won out, beating a mix of named characters and other generically named "Main Character" types. Here's the top 10.

  • 1. "Hero" (Dragon Quest III)
  • 2. Bianca (Dragon Quest V)
  • 3. Alena (Dragon Quest IV)
  • 3. Terry (Dragon Quest VI)
  • 5. "Main Character" (Dragon Quest VIII)
  • 6. "Main Character" (Dragon Quest V)
  • 7. Yangus (Dragon Quest VIII)
  • 8. Torneko (Dragon Quest IV)
  • 8. Papas (Dragon Quest V)
  • 10. Barbara/Ashlynn (Dragon Quest VI)

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