Dragon Warrior II (Prototype)

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Dragon Warrior II (Prototype)
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Stephan Reese
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date January 1, 2022
Origin EPROM cartridge
Labels N/A
Game Dragon Warrior II
System NES
Genre Role Playing
Final build JP N/A
EU Unreleased
Release date JP Jan 26, 1987
EU Unreleased
US Sep 1990
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A prototype of Dragon Warrior II for the NES.


  • Early English localization prototype.
  • No pre-title copyright screen.
  • Different title screen, matching neither the Japanese nor the US final builds.
  • Game is referred to as "DRAGON WARRIOR II", rather than "DRAGON WARRIOR PART2".
  • No scrolling prologue as in the US final. This is instead presented to the player using text boxes.
  • Text is often different - most frequently in its use of punctuation, capital letters and spacing. Some sections of text were rewritten entirely, and grammar is sometimes bad.



File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Dragon Warrior II (Prototype).nes ROM file 2018-01-02 05:00:00 256 KB ROM file. b87fdedb76dac61a5867cb0425c3a1ac6b18bb9a


Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi at the Video Game History Foundation and the anonymous donor for this part of the lot! A huge thanks to Hwd45 for researching this prototype!

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