‘Dragon Quest’ and other classics are the safety blanket of mobile gaming

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The games of our childhood have aggressively been coming to mobile in recent years, taking our hard-earned dollars all over again for a dip in the nostalgia pool. Today, one that hits particularly close to home for me has arrived on iTunes and Android: the original Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior, depending on where you played it).

For those that don’t know, it’s a ludicrously simple RPG — but it was my introduction to RPGs and all that goes with them. I spent countless hours exploring that world, leveling up, buying gear, cheating death with herbs, trying to track down metal slimes. Oddly enough, both of my sisters (neither of whom I’d classify as more than casual gamers) both became similarly enchanted with it, and my older sister was…

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