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NES Dragon Warrior IV

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: DW4
  • Display name: Dragon Warrior IV
  • Goodtools name: Dragon Warrior IV
  • In group: Dragon Quest

[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior IV in 1:58:06.28 by adelikat.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-07-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 225.36 MB, length: 2:07:57)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 391.41 MB, length: 2:07:57)
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Submission #5174 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #519 (2:09:06.58)
Rating: 6.9 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Dragon Warrior IV was the last of the Dragon Quest games to be released on the NES. It features an epic, five chapter spanning story.

This run by adelikat is an improvement of over 11 minutes to his prior run thanks to better luck manipulation and routing.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Warrior IV (USA) in 2:09:06.58 by adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-04-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 205.39 MB, length: 2:18:53)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 253.23 MB, length: 2:18:53)
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Submission #1028 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (28 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Dragon Warrior 4 is a very long RPG. During the planning phase, it was expected that this movie would be 5 hours long. Suffice to say the result was a pleasant surprise.

The author intentionally kills off his party in order to save some travel time.

#53190376578410193 - Dragon Quest IV "Arbitrary Code Execution"
DQ4_SubFrameReset_SRAM_ACE.bk2 (6.41kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2019-02-12 10:14:05 by pirohiko (3 files)
For NES Dragon Warrior IV (5 files)
In 04:30.97 [16285 frames], 2486 rerecords)
985 views, 100 downloads
I used SubNESHawk
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#32172505606083811 - DW4-SingleActionManipulation
DW4-SingleActionManipulation.lua (983B Lua script)
Uploaded 2016-07-10 21:07:26 by adelikat (9 files)
For NES Dragon Warrior IV (5 files)
4138 views, 518 downloads
sometimes you don't have the luxury of having previous actions to start a manipulation from. This script is the last resort technique. You start it on the lag frame before the action. The logic is that it will mash random buttons such that it will delay the ability to press a button to scroll to the next action. Then it delays a frame and presses a random button. There's a max of about 30 frames that you can delay this way. There's not a lot of RNG variance either. But this script can get decent results when there are no other options.
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#32172435570358461 - DW4-ManipMiss
DW4-ManipMiss.lua (1.45kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2016-07-10 21:02:54 by adelikat (9 files)
For NES Dragon Warrior IV (5 files)
4169 views, 514 downloads
Similar to the ManipCritical file except it is used to manipulate the enemy to miss
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#32172349239565591 - DW4-ManipCritical
DW4-ManipCritical.lua (1.39kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2016-07-10 20:57:18 by adelikat (9 files)
For NES Dragon Warrior IV (5 files)
4101 views, 612 downloads
This file was used to manipulate critical hits in typical situations, where they were not the first action in a round. The wait options at the top were based on how many previous (non-luck manipulated) scroll moments there were. The further back you could start the bot, the better the results. This file uses the DW-4ManipCore file
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#32172292522696388 - DW4-ManipCore
DW4-ManipCore.lua (16.0kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2016-07-10 20:53:37 by adelikat (9 files)
For NES Dragon Warrior IV (5 files)
4187 views, 529 downloads
Core lua file used for Dragon Warrior 4 bot scripts. All scripts included this file as a basis for script creation
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