Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime review

  • Dripping with personality
  • Frantic multi-layered tank battles
  • Contagious sense of humor...
  • ... that might make you sick
  • Gameplay can get repetitive
  • Minimal stylus support

And when you begin to grow tired of all this agreeable but repetitive nonsense - not to mention punful dialogue like "Oh my gooness!" and "I'm blubbocating!" - you'll discover that you haven't just been collecting random items over the course of your questing. You've been collecting ammo.

For your giant tank. To use on other giant tanks.

Rocket Slime's craziest idea happens to be its juiciest feature as well, and the reason you'll stick around after the rest of the gameplay grows tiresome. Commandeering a multi-storied war machine with the equivalent of a smiling Jello shot requires a surprising amount of strategy. There are large assortments of weapons, each with distinct damage effects, and a diverse group of slimes from which to build a crew. Don't like your basic options? You can always create new weapons by combining items with alchemy, or add new squad members by recruiting from the monster population you encounter.

Unlike the rest of the game, the tank mode also takes advantage of the DS's unique capabilities. Though the stylus is never put into play (why it's not used to sling Rocket around maps is beyond us), the dual screens are essential for keeping tabs on your enemy's attacks and planning the proper counter-fire. Plus, with wireless multi-card options, that enemy can be your real-life friend instead of another random woodland creature.

More Info

Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Square Enix
Developed by: Square Enix
Franchise: Dragon Quest
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Use of Tobacco


  • GameManiac - June 10, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    I've beaten this game yesterday (at around 16 hours) and I actually enjoyed it, especially since I pay little to no concern over the bizarre dialogue. This is certainly an odd and enjoyable game, I'll give Square Enix that. I guess this is a warm-up for whenever I decide to play a true Dragon Quest game.
  • wiggins1234 - July 3, 2009 6:46 p.m.

    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 BTW, good article! have the game and it's cool. collecting ammo for your tank then battling with it is awesome!! It was pretty hard getting all the slimes though!1

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