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Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious DungeonFan Translated symbol.png
ドラゴンクエスト 少年ヤンガスと不思議のダンジョン
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Information
Developer(s) Cavia
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Genre(s) Action role-playing, Roguelike
Mode(s) Single player
Version 1.00
Credits
Designer(s) Yuji Horii
Artist(s) Akira Toriyama
Composer(s) Hayato Matsuo
Koichi Sugiyama
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png April 20, 2006
Rating(s)
CERO A
Additional info
Website(s) Square Enix
ID(s) SLPM-66781
Media / distribution DVD-ROM
MSRP 2,800円

Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious DungeonFan Translated symbol.png (Japanese: ドラゴンクエスト 少年ヤンガスと不思議のダンジョン) is a prequel and spin-off to Dragon Quest Ⅷ: Journey of the Cursed King, developed by Cavia and published by Square Enix as part of the Mystery Dungeon Franchise. It is currently the only Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon game that is not part of the Torneko sub-series.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game utilizes randomly generated dungeons and combat taken in turns. Players must fight through different floors of enemies until they reach a boss monster, which they must defeat to advance through the story. Combat takes place on contact with enemies, with no separate battle screen or menu system. A new feature to the series is the "tension command", that allows players to build up attack power to deliver strong blows upon enemies, though the character cannot move in this state. Later on in the game, and players can capture monsters with a special jug, and use them to attack opponents. Players may keep three monsters in their possession at any one time, and can be taught to use special abilities by using items and through combat experience. Monsters must reach level four, be given foods they like, and also a weapon before they will assist Yangus, and as they fight more and more, they will combine their strengths with other captured monsters. Players can also utilize a farmhouse late game where monsters can be kept and bred to create new and more powerful monsters. The game also uses cinematic and computer generated scenes with a comic-book style.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The game centers around the character Yangus, who is a character accompanying Eight in Dragon Quest Ⅷ, as a child. Described as a "plump bandit", he becomes involved with his father Yampa's gang of thieves when a mysterious jug is brought home. Though instructed not to touch the jug, Yangus does, and is sucked inside the bottle into another world called "Bottle Land". Gelda, a female bandit from Dragon Quest Ⅷ also appears in this new world, as well as Red, Morrie, Torneko, and a new character named Poppy, and each begins to explore the dungeons of this new land.

Development[edit | edit source]

A trailer for the game was shown at the Jump Festival in Tokyo, December 2005. The game's soundtrack features music from Dragon Quest VIII, arranged by Hayato Matsuo, along with a few original compositions by Koichi Sugiyama.

Sales[edit | edit source]

The title sold over 340,000 copies in Japan by November 2006, according to Square Enix's IR, and ranking number 42 in sales overall for the year.

Articles[edit | edit source]

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Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon - Gameplay Elements
Buried itemsDefeatLevelingMonster HousesPowerStairsStatesTraps and Floor TilesYoung Yangus
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Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon - Items
FoodHerbsMisc. ItemsProjectilesRingsScrollsShieldsStavesWeapons
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Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon - Stats
AttackBellyDefenseExperience PointsHPLevel
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Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon - Monsters
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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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See Also[edit | edit source]

Language Name
Japanese Flag of Japan.png ドラゴンクエスト 少年ヤンガスと不思議のダンジョン, Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon
Simplified Chinese Flag of China.png 勇者斗恶龙 少年杨格斯与不思议的迷宫Fan Translated symbol.png

See Also[edit | edit source]

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Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon articles
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Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Major Characters
Playable PaoloProtagonist (DQ Mobile 2)TornekoYangus
Allies InesRosa
Others Gaibara the Legendary PotterGeldaMorrieNinaPoppyRedShopkeeperYampa
Minor Characters
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Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon - Manga
Torneko's Great Adventure Mystery Dungeon 4-frame Manga Theater (1234) • Gamebook Torneko's Great Adventure - Mystery Dungeon (123) • Torneko's Great Adventure 2 - Mystery Dungeon (12) • Torneko's Great Adventure 2 Mystery Dungeon 4-frame Manga Theater - Dragon Quest Characters (12) • Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Mystery Dungeon 4-frame Manga Theater - Dragon Quest Characters (12) • Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Mystery Dungeon Premium Stories - Dragon Quest Characters
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Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon - Novella
Novel Torneko's Great Adventure: Mysterious Dungeon Enix Bunko
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Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon - Video Games
Titles Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon Super FamicomWorld of Dragon Warrior: Torneko: The Last Hope PlayStationDragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3: Mystery Dungeon PlayStation 2Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon PlayStation 2
Ports Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 2 Advance: Mystery Dungeon Game Boy AdvanceDragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Advance: Mystery Dungeon Game Boy Advance
Cell Phone Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon Mobile AndroidDragon Quest More Mystery Dungeon Mobile Android

References[edit | edit source]

  • [1] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.