16-Bit Gems is back!  After a short haitus, Roo continues his mini-retrospective on the Dragon Quest series.  This time, he looks at the definitive versions of the first two games, and examines how they influenced dozens of console RPGs to come.  So grab your horned hat and watch the slimes draw near – the Dragonlord’s not going to leave Tantegel Castle alone without a fight!

Also check out the following companion videos:

“16-Bit Gems: Rise of the RPG” by Roo

“16-Bit Gems: Dragon Quest VIII” by Roo

“Game Quickie: Dragon Warrior I & II (Game Boy Color)” by the Happy Video Game Nerd