Dragon Quest IV hides a partial English translation

By Spencer . December 13, 2007 . 3:09pm

dqivet.jpgRolando knew about this before, but I didn’t! While reading his Dragon Quest IV playtest I was shocked to discover the DS remake of Dragon Quest IV is packing an incomplete English translation. To gain access to English menus in the Japanese game you need an action replay and the following code: 02106404 00000001.


Awesome, but that isn’t the only bombshell. You can play Dragon Quest IV pre-translated in Spanish, French or German by modifying the action replay code. Let’s look at the code again and pay attention to the last digit. If you change the “1” to a “2” you get 02106404 00000002 and slimes that speak French! While the news is exciting, the translation is far from perfect. You may want to avoid the hassle and wait for the inevitable international release. I mean Square-Enix isn’t adding in all these extra languages without reason.


To recap the core code is: 02106404 0000000X

If you want to play Dragon Quest IV in ___A___ change X to ____B_____.

Japanese, 0

English, 1

French, 2

German, 3

Italian, 4

Spanish, 5

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  • Angelous

    Yeah, intially I was tempted to import DQ IV and get an action replay and I still might do it. But for now I’m waiting for the inevitable, official, english release in the US so my money can tell Square-Enix that we want Dragon Quests V, VI, and IX brought to the US as well.

    Man… I’m so glad that handheld, portable, gaming is the future.

  • Angelous

    Oh yeah, DQ IV is well on it’s way to selling over 1 million copies in Japan. Media Create listed the game selling 795,000 copies as of 12/9/07.

  • Aoshi00

    I’m surprised by the sales figure, I thought Jpn’s reception of IV’s remake was lukewarm. Guess they still eat up anything DQ regardless of what they say. Yes, I’m surprised how much I’ve been playing my DS & PSP as well, I thought I wasn’t a handheld person because I didn’t touch the GBA that much, but portable games as of late are great.

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