Title: Dragon Warrior II
Released: December 1990 (January 26, 1987 JP)
Exploration - Top-down
Combat - Turn Based
Series - Dragon Warrior
That peace was broken when an evil force attacked Moonbrooke, an evil believed to be brought on by Hargon. The King attempted to get the princess to safety, but they were overwhelmed by demons. Only a lone soldier, heavily wounded, managed to drag himself from the besieged castle all the way to Midenhall (I'm not sure how he managed as I could barely make that journey).
Upon his arrival, he relayed his story to the king of Midenhall. It spread quickly from there as normal townsfolk commented on the fall of Moonbrooke. The king, too old for such an adventure, appointed his heir to the task, and suggested he seek out his cousins from Cannock and Moonbrooke. I named the main character Gustavyo, which helps to determine the names of the prince of Cannock (Lars) and princess of Moonbrooke (Kailin). I can just imagine the schoolyard arguments about what their real names.
|This is about the point where the Japanese intro begins
|Erdrick, Erdrick, Erdrick... it seems that's I all I hear about
|*Plop*... finally ;)
|I remember these moon ga... I mean traveling whirlpools
|Uhhh, this is Midenhall...
|There really is no excuse for getting lost at this point
|Seriously? I'm trying to save the world here
|Reflect, like a mirror, gotcha
|Why is it called the Mirror of Ra?
|You'd think they'd keep better track of their family heirlooms
|Yes, a great shame
|This is my only lead for something to do other than random exploration
|There's also this, but I have no idea where it is; Oh, and that's Lars the ghost
Edit: I've since run through the same actions (with less dying and meandering), and am at the same point in my now lost save file. Kailin, the princess, is 1 level higher since I didn't waste money on a fairy water that prevented some overland battles. I have a precedent apparently where I just add the time it took to get back, and I'm pretty surprised it only took 30 minutes.
|I also got a lottery ticket, which I'll talk about next time; one added benefit to emulation is true resolution screenshots