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Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light Exceeds 3 Million Downloads In Less Than A Month

By Eugene . February 18, 2014 . 4:30pm


For those who always wanted to play Dragon Quest Monsters but don’t happen to own a Nintendo 3DS, there’s always Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light. The game was released late January and in less than a month has surpassed more than 3 million downloads. It is, of course, a free-to-play title for smartphones.


Players have to capture and find monsters to add to their parties, sacrifice them to gain experience and then evolve troops into stronger versions. Super Light is kind of like the DS and 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters games, although not as in-depth.


The game does have a little bit of an RPG element by having players wander down dungeons by selecting which direction to go in, with treasures to be found or encounters to be had. There are quests to complete and events rotate regularly for players to partake in. There’s also talk of a future player-versus-player mode pitting your monsters against other player’s parties.




If you sign up now you’ll be able to take advantage of the special promotion going on to celebrate the download milestone with some free items such as metal slime maps.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light is available on iOS and Android.

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  • Kazekage Gaara

    Yeah….not interested.Waiting for VII and Terry’s Wonderland instead :| oh and X as well :P

    • Lilith

      VII and VIII remake for me please.

      • Kaetsu

        And Slime Mori Mori 3 :)

  • “For those who always wanted to play Dragon Quest Monsters but don’t happen to own a Nintendo 3DS” Or for people who don’t happen to live in Japan.

  • KiTA

    It’s not quite a roguelike like the main Dragon Quest Monsters games – the dungeons aren’t randomly generated as far as I could tell, but individual rooms were. For example, a room might always have monsters in it, but the number and type would vary between runs. Everything else was basically a nice hybridization between the DQM and Puzzle and Dragon formulas. It was actually quite nice. I kind of expect it to be localized due to a lot of English text in game, including one or two pre-translated credits pages.

  • Fen Y

    “Super Light is kind of like the DS and 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters games, although not as in-depth.”

    Not as in-depth as a not-in-depth game.

    And that right there is why so many people look down on smartphone games.
    (that and fiascos like Tales of phantasia… my god did they butcher that game)

    Rightly so – better games proved the “not-as-in-depth” stupidity doesn’t need to happen.

    • Herok♞

      Not so in depth might not be a problem sometimes people just want small distractions to keep them entertained for a few minutes at a time, after all why else would things like Candy Crush and Flappy Bird be so successful, personally I am glad games like this are being made on mobile they seem like a fun experience distilled to its purest form. After all to many mobile games are just shovelware. Smartphones aren’t the problem, people who don’t care are. its a vicious cycle people who should care don’t, then crap games are made and accepted and since they are crap people who should care get put off by them, rinse and repeat.

  • awat

    *sigh* =-=

  • Pandakids09 .

    God damnit Square Enix we need a Dragon Quest 8 remake for the Ps Vita!!!!

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