In the not too distant past, 2004 to be exact, the idea of gaming on a phone seemed far-fetched. Cell phone games were rudimentary, and the Gameboy Advance was the de-facto portable experience. It doesn’t seem like a bad idea on paper. Nokia, the largest cellphone manufacturer at the time, said, “Let’s pair our really popular phones with a comparable gaming experience.” The reality fell far off the map.
There were Console RPGs before Dragon Warrior?
Technically, no. Dragon Warrior was released in Japan in 1986, but didn’t make it over to the U.S. until August 1989. BUT, if you lived in the U.S. and owned a Sega Master System, you had a nine month head start before we first saw Dragon Warrior.
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