Skipping the father's route in Dragon Slayer IV

Par wyrdwad

Paladin (846)

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19-09-2016, 08:08

This is probably old news, but after playing through the MSX2 version of Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family, I was tooling around on Japanese wikis and stuff for any tricks or cheats I may have missed, and I discovered that there's a way to skip the father's route entirely. After you've obtained one crown, you can use the son, Royas, to warp directly to the father's crown room and save a TON of time -- which is incredibly helpful, because the father's section of the dungeon is very long and VERY frustrating!

I couldn't find any videos showcasing this trick online, so I made one of my own and uploaded it to YouTube (sorry for the fuzzy, washed-out image -- I really need to invest in better capture equipment!):

Check the video description and annotations for further details.

I figure, everything I post on here is just me asking you guys for help with something, so I might as well contribute where and how I can, even if it IS old news. ;)

I'd love to see somebody use this technique in a speedrun sometime! I imagine it could potentially knock a good 5-10 minutes off of any run, since Xemn's section is always the most time-consuming.

Hope this helps somebody!


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Par Rataplan

Master (227)

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19-09-2016, 11:22

Thanks! Great find. As a kid I loved this game, wnadering around killing baddies but I had no clue what to actually do. I'm still planning to finish this game one day, this might help Smile

Par Vampier

Prophet (2352)

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20-09-2016, 05:56

this was my route Smile

took twice as long as yours

Par wyrdwad

Paladin (846)

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20-09-2016, 07:40

Yep! That's the way you're SUPPOSED to get the crown. And also my least favorite part of the entire game, which is why I was so intrigued when I read about this shortcut. Wink

Also, damn, that's some beautiful video quality! Was that video emulated, or captured from a real MSX? If it's the latter, I'd love to know what you used!