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Dragon Quest VIII for mobile isn't a flawless port of the PlayStation 2 masterpiece, but it's still well worth playing.
App Description[Recommended Hardware]
iPhone 5 or Higher/iPad (3rd Generation or Better)
Please Note: iPhone 4 is not supported. Please take care to check below if your device is supported before downloading.
The 8th instalment in the legendary DRAGON QUEST series is now even easier to enjoy!
The phenomenally popular DRAGON QUEST VIII has sold 4.9 million units worldwide, and now it's coming to the iPhone and iPad for the first time!
This was the first title in the series to be presented in full 3D, and its exquisitely detailed world has to be seen to be believed!
Set off on an unforgettable adventure with Yangus, the bandit with a heart of gold, Jessica, the high-born magical minx, and Angelo, knight and lothario, by your side!
Everything you need is here in a single package!
Once the app is downloaded, there's no more to pay, as every last shred of content is yours to enjoy.
So get ready to play the epic that is DRAGON QUEST VIII from beginning to end—and far beyond!
Legends tell of an ancient sceptre, within which is sealed a fearsome power...
When the relic's long-dormant magics are awoken by the treachery of a malign magician, an entire kingdom falls into a cursed slumber, prompting a young soldier to embark on an unforgettable journey...
– Simple, Accessible Controls
The control system has been streamlined to work perfectly with modern touch interfaces.
The position of the directional pad can be adjusted freely, enabling players to switch between one-handed and two-handed play with a tap of the screen.
The combat system has also been reworked, allowing for one-tap battles as well as more complex play.
– The Tension System
During battle, you can select 'Psyche Up' to give your next attack some extra oomph!
The more you psyche a character up, the higher their tension will rise, until they finally reach an insane state known as super-high tension!
– Skill Points
Skill points are earned when your characters level up, and can be assigned to various skills in order to learn new spells and abilities.
This system allows you to perfectly tailor your team to your liking.
– Monster Teams
Certain monsters found in the field can be scouted for your monster team – if you're tough enough to beat them, that is!
Once assembled, your crack squad can take part in the fiercely contested tournaments held at the monster arena, and can even come to your aid in battle!
– The Alchemy Pot
Combine existing items to create entirely new ones!
Even the most unassuming objects could be ingredients for the greatest items of all!
Seek out the recipes hidden all over the world, and see if you can cook up something truly special!
– The Casino
Fans of the series will be pleased to learn that the casino is back, and fully-equipped for fun!
This time around, there are three exciting activities to enjoy: bingo, slot machines and roulette!
Just don't get so caught up in the action that you forget your adventure entirely!
[Supported Operating Systems]
iOS6.0 and Above
iPhone 4s*, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2*, iPad (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad mini*, iPad mini with Retina Display
The app cannot be guaranteed to run on devices which do not appear on the supported devices list. Please be aware that it will not run stably on iPhone 4.
Please be sure to double-check whether your device is supported before downloading the app.
* Using the App on iPhone 4s/iPad2/iPad mini
After extended play on these devices, some instability may occur, and the app may occasionally freeze or crash.
We apologise for the inconvenience, but please keep the following in mind while playing:
- Save your game often.
- When suspending play, please make sure to close the app completely via the recently used apps list.
- Frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.
December 18, 2014 Price Decrease: $19.99 -> $12.99
August 28, 2014 Price Decrease: $19.99 -> $14.99
November 30, -0001 Initial Release