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
Platforms PlayStation 2
Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
      Genre(s) Role-playing, roguelike
      Mode(s) Single-player

      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~?, "Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3: Mystery Dungeon") 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

      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

      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

      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]

      References

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      3. Joseph Witham (2001). "Enix Announces Torneko 3". Retrieved September 7, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
      4. "Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Advance: Mysterious Dungeon". GameSpy. Retrieved 2011-08-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
      5. 5.0 5.1 Smith, David (2002-06-28). "Torneko's Great Adventure 3". IGN. Retrieved 2011-08-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
      6. "Sony PS2 Japanese Ranking". Japan-GameCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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      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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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