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2010/08: Dragon Quest III (J) (Super NES) - Paco
« on: July 31, 2010, 10:02:57 pm »

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to Paco's Dragon Quest III (J) (Super NES) maps.

A prequel to the original Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior) game, Dragon Quest III is an epic adventure takes you across the world to stop the wicked fiend, Baramos.  But once he's defeated, you'll find the quest is far from over...

Though originally released for the Famicom (and the NES), this game was remade for the Super Famicom eight years later with updated graphics and new areas.  Unfortunately it did not see an official Super NES release outside of Japan.  But that won't stop from recognizing Paco's maps for it!

Fully-labeled Super NES RPG maps are almost a shoo-in for an eventual Maps Of The Month honour.  And when the game is as big as Dragon Quest III, it's not hard to see why it's deserving.  There are item locations marked, stairway paths labelled, and shop lists with prices.  All this on over 90 maps, including maps for each of the introductory scenarios and every phase of New Town.  "Cartographer" isn't a job class in this game, but wouldn't be necessary as Paco has mapped everything there is to see here.  Even the Pachisi!

So to recognize the effort put into mapping a Japanese-exclusive RPG, Paco's Dragon Quest III (J) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for August 2010.
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