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Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon
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 cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Cavia
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Genre(s) Action role-playing, Roguelike
Mode(s) Single player
Version 1.0
Designer Yuji Horii
Artist Akira Toriyama
Composer Hayato Matsuo[1]
Koichi Sugiyama
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png April 20, 2006
Additional info
Media / distribution DVD-ROM

Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon (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. While it does not follow the Torneko's Mystery Dungeon series, it participates in the Dragon Quest series.

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.

Reception[edit | edit source]

The game ranked third in Japan for game sales for the week of April 17 to April 23 in 2006.[2] The game was noted for its "cartoonish 3D graphics", and its full motion video was also praised.[3][4] The original art style and cell-shaded graphics were highlighted for praise as well.[3] IGN described the dungeon movement system in the game as "clumsy".[5] The narration of the game was thought to be hilarious, due to the narrators acting out of various characters parts.[5] The protagonist of the game, Young Yangus, would later appear in other games in the Dragon Quest franchise such as Fortune Street in 2011 and Dragon Quest Rivals as part of an event in 2019.

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.[6][7]

Categories[edit | edit source]

All content about Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon is organized into these categories. Click on a section name to learn more, and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.

  • Gameplay Elements: Information on aspects of DQ: Young Yangus that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.
  • Items: Information on all items including equipment.
  • Locations: Information on towns, dungeons, minigames, etc...
  • Monster: Information on all People but not NPCs.
  • NPCs: Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.
  • Quests: All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.
  • Strategy Guides: Topics of interest to help players master the challenging post game dungeons and other aspects of gameplay.
  • Other:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon.

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 (Unofficial)

Other Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon Titles[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon series
Mainline Titles Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon (SFC) • World of Dragon Warrior: Torneko: The Last Hope (PS1) • Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3: Mystery Dungeon (PS2) • Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon (PS2)
Ports Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 2 Advance: Mystery Dungeon (GBA) • Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Advance: Mystery Dungeon (GBA)
Mobile Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon Mobile  • Dragon Quest More Mystery Dungeon Mobile

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hayato Matsuo Interview: Dark Orchestral Writing. Retrieved on 24 June 2019.
  2. Thorsen, Tor (May 1, 2006). Japan game charts: April 17-23. GameSpot. Retrieved on June 13, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andrew Alfonso (May 1, 2006). Dragon Quest: Young Yangus' Mysterious Dungeon. GameSpy. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved on 2012-08-04.
  4. Tim Surette (January 27, 2006). Dragon Quest VIII spin-off dated for Japan. GameSpot. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved on 2012-08-04.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Anoop Gantayat (April 24, 2006). Dragon Quest Yangus: Import Playtest. IGN. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved on 2012-08-04.
  6. (2006年ゲームソフト年間売上TOP500).Famitsū Gēmu Hakusho 2007 (ja). Enterbrain (2007). Located at Tokyo. ISBN: 978-4-7577-3577-4.
  7. FY2006 First-Half Period ResultsBriefing Session. Square Enix. Retrieved on August 23, 2020.