Rocket Slime Returns! Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 Coming To 3DS

By Spencer . March 16, 2011 . 12:52am

imageOne of the charming, perhaps overlooked Nintendo DS games from 2006 is a little title called Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. In this top down action-adventure game, you help Rocket rescue the slime-napped inhabitants of Boingburg by stretching out to pick up objects. For a little blue slime, Rocket could carry quite a few objects, three if I recall correctly, which he could toss as weapons.


Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime also had tank battles where Rocket grabbed weapons and threw them into cannons. The tank on tank action was displayed on the upper screen while players moved Rocket inside the tank on the bottom. The best strategy was often putting Rocket into the cannon and destroying the enemy’s tank from within by slime stretching next to control panels.


imageSlime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3: The Great Pirate Ship and Tails Troupe is in development for Nintendo 3DS. See, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime was actually Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2. The first game in the series was for Game Boy Advance and only released in Japan.


Details are scarce, but since the title mentions pirates it sounds like players will have sea battles. Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 is an action adventure game and also has multiplayer support for up to four players. Square Enix also added internet and streetpass features to the game plus stereoscopic 3D graphics. Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 is slated for a winter release this year in Japan.

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  • Ereek

    This is great news. I wasn’t expecting much from the first localized Rocket Slime, but it ended up being a surprisingly fun game.

  • Forget about it
    Bring me dragon quest VII port already and Dragon Quest X now!!

    • PurpleDoom

      I can take another spinoff personally, but the sooner they roll out more DQX info the better.

      With you on the DQVII port, too.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Argh You fool Slime Mori Mori and the main games and the remakes are all done by different development teams and have nothing to do with each other besides being in the same series. In fact ALL three games are made by different companies ENTIRELY!!!! Likewise those games are so fun.~ Besides Dragon Quest is no Final Fantasy it takes it’s time now. Dragon Quest X will get here when it gets here. Some think it might even come out this year too. :) It is the 25th anniversary of the series this year. (But then again after the whole crisis in Japan I wouldn’t mind if it’s delayed). And Dragon Quest VII on the 3DS I’m sure it’ll happen but let’s calm down about that because SE hasn’t even said a word about it yet. :)

  • Zefiro Torna

    Huge shame it was overlooked, when also considering the amount of crap people give TOSE this is the kind of game which does show that they aren’t useless or anything like that. Furthermore, it was terrible by my experience that no one I knew bothered to notice Rocket Slime and because of that I’ve never got to enjoy a round of multiplayer battles. I hope the added internet features in this one end up being what I think they are.

    • Joanna

      Aw, that really is too bad. I got my brother the game and he enjoyed it. I had a few tank battles with him, but we would always have to put the HP really low or it would take hours! xD

  • Dragon Quest Heroes: Pirate Slime? Hmm.

  • This won’t get a European release, I’m even more annoyed at the region locking now. Rocket Slime on the DS was great, I had to import it though but back then, that wasn’t a problem.

    • PurpleDoom

      I wouldn’t give up just yet – Dragon Quest games, including spinoffs, do sometimes get a European release.

      • I’d like to think so but I don’t think the last Rocket Slime game got a UK release. I’ll just get the Japanese version, no way i’m buying a third 3DS.

        • Zero_Destiny

          Well it may or may not come out over there. When Rocket Slime hit the US the Dragon Quest series was still kind of new in Europe (in fact that year was the first year you guys ever got a main game in the series DQVIII) and SE wasn’t really big on taking chances. But since Nintendo is here (and I pray they’ll publish this one because Nintendo knows what it’s doing unlike SE) you might get it. Especially since sales in both Europe and America for Dragon Quest IX were really good because of Nintendo’s backing. So really you got a 50/50 shot. I’m not making any promises but it might happen. So you may want to lay off the importing of the Japanese game for a little bit and see how it plays out. :)

  • I really feel sorry for the slimes. There we are slaughting them as part of getting stronger and yet only until recently we had no idea that they had their own community, where they laughed, cry and were generally a content lot. It’s such a vicious parody then that slimes go out of their way to defend themselves only to be quickly dispatched by the so called “heroes” of the main Dragon Quest games.

    Man the Rocket Slime series is deeper then you’d think!

    • I like how you think.

    • Zero_Destiny

      All the monsters in Dragon Quest have the capability to think and talk but not everyone of them do. It’s like Meowth from Pokémon. Plus most of the time the monsters are under the influence of some evil dark force that drives them mad and makes them attack you. So don’t worry it’s only self-defense. lol But I always did feel guilty for all the innocent and cute monsters I’ve slaughtered after I randomly encountered them over the years. Just gotta keep telling myself what I said earlier. It’s the only way I can get through the day. lol

    • ToSeektheChosen

      There’s no point of killing them in Dragon Quest VIII. They only gave 1exp, lol. btw dq8 was and will always be the best dragon quest.

      • Zero_Destiny

        It ain’t no Dragon Quest VI :P

      • So your saying the Metal Slimes are exiled from the Slime community…Well they do have a habit of running away so I guess they were marked as cowards and were sentenced to death and so they run, living a life of constantly on the run; from slime bounty hunters and the “heroes” of Dragon Quest games.

  • Uuuoooohh!! Super!!
    I lost my copy of Rocket Slime, so this news comes just at the right time. :D

  • Totally forgot this game, but with my recent renew interest in the series I won’t forget it now.

  • “Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3: The Great Pirate Ship and Tails Troupe is in development for Nintendo DS.”

    I thought this was a 3DS game? Anyways I loved the first one (or second one depending on where you live) this and Zelda OoT 3D (if it has a lot of a new stuff like I read somewhere) might make me buy a 3DS.

    EDIT: Fun Fact: Rocket Slime was my very first DQ game…

    • Yes it is a 3DS game and that should read 3DS (it should be fixed now, thanks!)

  • Zero_Destiny

    YEEEESSSS!!!!!! :D Another Slime Mori Mori. I loved that first game. (well the second game lol) It was so funny and had the best tank battles in any game (sorry Battle Tanks). I now need a 3DS more than ever. I’m excited this and Dragon Quest VII remake that I know WILL happen. I love you SE. We need more slimes in our video-games. :)

    • Joanna

      Yes definitely we need more Slimes in our video games :3

      I think I may be picking up that 3DS sooner than I thought if this makes it out here to North America before the redesign. I adored the DS Rocket Slime. I bet my brother will want it too, so we’ll be doing tank battles again. Such fun raging times. xD

  • …To think this maybe the game I buy 3DS for as much as I freaking loved Rocket Slime.

  • Hate to be “that guy”, but chances of this coming over are small.

    In the US (and EU), there’s no sign of DQMJ2 anywhere. And in EU, they haven’t even had Dragon Quest VI dated there yet. It was trademarked there, and there’s spanish translation in the game already, so hopefully it still comes out… but it’s doubtful they’d release it after the 3DS launch.

    • If DQMJ2 was released anywhere and this is just an *if* wouldn’t a company wait until after DQMJ2 Professional comes out in Japan so they can release that version overseas?

      • That’s true, but I don’t know, I just can’t see Nintendo wanting to support the DS much here to steal the thunder from 3DS sales (especially at 250USD).

  • BTA

    I kinda love Rocket Slime, so this is awesome news. I just hope it actually comes out in the US… :x

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