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Anniversary: Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today
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Anniversary: Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today

Image: Square EnixOne of the Super Famicom's most-celebrated RPGs turns 30 today in Japan. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride was the series' first game on the 16-bit console, and even today, Dragon Quest V is fondly remembered, despite the game not receiving an official Western release until its 2009 DS port. The Super Famicom (or SNES) isn't a slouch when it comes to RPGs — with Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI, Secret of Mana, Terranigma, EarthBound, and the seminal Chrono Trigger being just a handful of names that Dragon Quest V has to compete with to be considered one of the system's best. Even so, it still manages to stand out on a star-studded console thanks to Akira Toriyama's distinctive art style, its cosy vibes, and grand, coming-of-age story. Dragon Quest V introduced on...