There are currently four versions of Dragon Warrior III:
NES, GBC, SNES, and Mobile. All four have different graphics, though the Mobile version used the SNES version as it's foundation. The ports have exclusive features. Various class, item, and enemy names differ between all four versions. The maps of buildings and dungeons vary in graphics and minor layout changes (e.g. how long a hallway is). All staircases, doorways, etc. are located in the same areas.
Differences from the NES version [ edit ]
These apply to all the Remakes
Graphic overhaul (all sprites are different)
1-5 new music tracks (depending on whether you're playing the SNES/GBC version, or the Mobile version)
Thief class. About 80 additional
weapons and armor. Bonus dungeon with eight new monsters and a boss (
Medals, collectible currency to acquire unique equipment. Pots, barrels, bookshelves, etc can now be searched.
Climb into wells.
Bag added which acts as a vault.
Names of characters and bag can be changed at Dharma Shrine.
New spells added for Merchants and Jesters.
Some monsters have their stats and drop changed.
Boss Troll is no longer a random encounter. Second bonus dungeon for GBC with
SNES/GBC exclusive features [ edit ]
Pachisi board game. Monster Animations
At least four music tracks not heard in the iOS or NES versions.
GBC exclusive features [ edit ]
Naming differences [ edit ]
Tower of Najima
Tower of Transcendence
Cave of Enticement
Cave of Temptation
Path of Promise