Cheats & Guides

Dragon Quest II Cheats For NES

  1. Unlimited gold

    There's a place in the game where you can defeat a clown and win a Staff of Thunder, which sells for 19,500 gold. Once you beat him, go sell the staff, save at the king and reset the game. When you come back, the clown will be there again, and you can get another Staff of Thunder.
    Continue doing this to get as much gold as you want.

    Contributed by: terrisus 

  2. Sword of Thunder

    In the cave to Rhone, on level 5, fall down a hole (any hole). Go to the lower left corner of level 4. Go one square up and one square right. You'll fall down a hole, and the sword will be right there. Best Sword in the game.

    Contributed by: theinfiniteweird 

  3. The Second Water Flying Cloth

    Go to Zahan, and get the Magic Loom. After that, go to the Dragon's Horn North Tower, and get the Dew's Yarn on the 3rd floor. Take these items and see Don Mahone. After you give him the items for him to make the first Water Flying Cloth, *WITHOUT SAVING*, go back to the Dragon's Horn North Tower on the 3rd floor, and search for the Dew's Yarn. It *WILL* be there. After you get the Dew's Yarn the second time, *SAVE*. After saving, turn the game off (make sure you hold in reset so you don't erase the files) and turn it back on. Go back to Don Mahone and get your first Water Flying Cloth. Now go back to Zahan and get the Magic Loom again. Take the items to Don Mahone once again, and save. Turn off the power, then turn it back on, then go back to Don Mahone, and get your second Water Flying Cloth.

    (If you saved after giving Don Mahone the Dew's Yarn and Magic Loom, but DIDN'T go back to get the Dew's Yarn again, it will no longer be there. The Magic Loom however, you can get again at any time.)

    Contributed by: Lhunthangion 

  4. Use cursed equipment without the curse

    Normally, when equipped with a cursed item (Sword of Destruction, Gremlin's Armor, or Gremlin's Tail), there is a 50% chance the person wearing the item will freeze in battle, rather than act. This is unfortunate, as the sword and armour are the most powerful in the game.

    However, there is a way to gain the benefits of the items without the curse.

    1. Equip the item(s). This will give you the increased attack and/or defense of the cursed item(s) and inflict your character with the curse.

    2. Go to the House of Healing and pay to have the character equipping the item uncursed. This will cost 100 GP per experience level. This will remove the item(s) from your item list and remove the curse, but does NOT cause your attack or defense stat to recalculate.

    3. Never again look at your equip screen for that character or gain an experience level. The game does not recalculate the character's attack or defense stats until you look at the equip screen or gain a level, so you do not lose the hefty attack or defense bonus granted by equipping the cursed item(s).

    You are free to look in and use other menus, including item and status, or even save and reset, without losing the bonus. However, since leveling up recalculates your attack and defense, you may want to wait until you are ready to defeat the final boss to use this glitch, since it cannot be repeated without finding a new copy of the cursed item.

    Contributed by: Ragn_Charran 

  5. Modify Party Names (Japanese Version)

    In the Japanese version, the Prince and Princess' name are already predetermined. If you want to change them, just start a new game, type the Hero's name and before entering the last letter, hold Select + Start and enter the last letter. If done right, you'll be taken to a second name entry screen where you'll be able to name the Prince and then the Princess.

    Contributed by: ReyVGM 

  6. No random encounters for the first part of the game

    There is a glitch that will freeze the random number generator so it always generates the same number.

    Name your hero TUT, and select a message speed of fast.

    Now there are no random encounters, townspeople always move south, and you never get lottery tickets from buying items. You can proceed through the game with no random encounters until the battle with the gremlins at Lianport, where the game will freeze due to lack of random numbers for the AI.

    Saving the game at any point ends the glitch, restoring the the random number generator to normal.

    Contributed by: Dwedit 

  7. Double Sword of Destruction

    -Have the Falcon Sword equipped to your dead Hero before entering Hargon Castle.
    -Enter the Castle. Equip the Sword of Destruction to your dead hero.
    -Get out of Hargon Castle.
    -Revive hero.

    Now the hero attacks twice with the Sword of Destruction.

    Saving or lv up might negate this glitch.

    Contributed by: Garnovich 

  8. Share Weapons with Equipment Glitch

    Early on in the game, you don't have much gold, and the Prince of Cannock starts out with just a club.

    If you Equip a stronger weapon on the Hero, then transfer it to the Prince, you can also have the Prince equip that weapon. As long as nobody levels up or accesses the Equip menu, both party members will share the attack boost from the weapon.

    Contributed by: Dwedit 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by sheikav 80K
Game Genie Codes Game Genie Codes by THedstrom 1K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Dalez 84K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by DWagoner 46K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Ramina 161K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty 197K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by honestgamer 143K
In-Depth FAQs Item/Magic Charts by Rhys 5K
In-Depth FAQs Item/Spell/Enemy Lists by Apathetic Aardvark 34K
In-Depth FAQs Japanese Game Script by x_loto 140K
In-Depth FAQs Map Information by Apostrophe 8K
In-Depth FAQs Name Generation Guide by Presenter 19K
In-Depth FAQs Stat Guide by Chezni8 11K
Maps and Charts Beranoor Map by x_loto 9K
Maps and Charts Cannock Castle Map by Apostrophe 60K
Maps and Charts Castle of the Dragon King Map by x_loto 17K
Maps and Charts Cave to Rhone [Basemt Floor] Map by Apostrophe 30K
Maps and Charts Cave to Rhone [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 40K
Maps and Charts Cave to Rhone [Floor 2] Map by Apostrophe 44K
Maps and Charts Cave to Rhone [Floor 3] Map by Apostrophe 54K
Maps and Charts Cave to Rhone [Floor 4] Map by Apostrophe 78K
Maps and Charts Cave to Rhone [Floor 5] Map by Apostrophe 48K
Maps and Charts Cave To Rhone Map by StarFighters76 58K
Maps and Charts Charlock Castle Map by StarFighters76 31K
Maps and Charts Delkondar Castle Map by x_loto 9K
Maps and Charts DracoLord's Castle [Basemt 1] Map by Apostrophe 33K
Maps and Charts DracoLord's Castle [Basemt 2] Map by Apostrophe 38K
Maps and Charts DracoLord's Castle [Basemt 3] Map by Apostrophe 30K
Maps and Charts DracoLord's Castle [Basemt 4] Map by Apostrophe 25K
Maps and Charts DracoLord's Castle [Basemt 5] Map by Apostrophe 50K
Maps and Charts DracoLord's Castle [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 21K
Maps and Charts Dragon Horns Map by x_loto 18K
Maps and Charts Full Moon Tower Map by x_loto 14K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 45K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 2] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 3] Map by Apostrophe 27K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 4] Map by Apostrophe 28K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 5] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 6] Map by Apostrophe 20K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle [Floor 7] Map by Apostrophe 34K
Maps and Charts Hargon's Castle Map by StarFighters76 38K
Maps and Charts Hero's Spring Map by Apostrophe 81K
Maps and Charts Ladatorm Castle Map by x_loto 12K
Maps and Charts Lake Cave [Basement Floor] Map by Apostrophe 62K
Maps and Charts Lake Cave [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 63K
Maps and Charts Lake Cave Map by x_loto 12K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 84K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 2] Map by Apostrophe 58K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 3] Map by Apostrophe 51K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 4] Map by Apostrophe 42K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 5] Map by Apostrophe 42K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 6] Map by Apostrophe 34K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 7] Map by Apostrophe 28K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse [Floor 8] Map by Apostrophe 22K
Maps and Charts Lighthouse Tower Map by StarFighters76 57K
Maps and Charts Liriza Map by x_loto 8K
Maps and Charts Lookout Tower Map by x_loto 27K
Maps and Charts Lorasia Castle Map by Apostrophe 40K
Maps and Charts Lorasia Castle Map by x_loto 13K
Maps and Charts Lune Tower [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 37K
Maps and Charts Lune Tower [Floor 2] Map by Apostrophe 34K
Maps and Charts Lune Tower [Floor 3] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Lune Tower [Floor 4] Map by Apostrophe 23K
Maps and Charts Lune Tower [Floor 5, 6, and 7] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Malroth Cavern Map by StarFighters76 45K
Maps and Charts Moonbrook Castle Map by Apostrophe 33K
Maps and Charts Moonbrooke Castle Map by x_loto 9K
Maps and Charts Moonpeta Map by x_loto 11K
Maps and Charts Osterfair Castle Map by Apostrophe 50K
Maps and Charts Pelpoi Map by x_loto 10K
Maps and Charts Road to Rhone Pit Room Maps by Ragn_Charran 7K
Maps and Charts Rondarkia Road Map by x_loto 46K
Maps and Charts Rupugana Map by x_loto 9K
Maps and Charts Samaltria Castle Map by x_loto 8K
Maps and Charts Sea Cave Map by x_loto 25K
Maps and Charts Shrines and Travel Doors Map by x_loto 28K
Maps and Charts Silver Cave Map by StarFighters76 20K
Maps and Charts Spring Of Bravery Map by StarFighters76 12K
Maps and Charts Spring of Heroes Map by x_loto 9K
Maps and Charts Tantegal Castle Map by Apostrophe 45K
Maps and Charts Temple of Hargon Map by x_loto 14K
Maps and Charts Tepa Map by x_loto 9K
Maps and Charts Tower Of The Moon Map by StarFighters76 29K
Maps and Charts Tower Of The Wind Map by StarFighters76 27K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 35K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 2] Map by Apostrophe 35K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 3] Map by Apostrophe 35K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 4] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 5] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 6] Map by Apostrophe 29K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind [Floor 7 and 8] Map by Apostrophe 25K
Maps and Charts Tower of Wind Map by x_loto 18K
Maps and Charts Town of Beran Map by Apostrophe 56K
Maps and Charts Town of Hamlin Map by Apostrophe 42K
Maps and Charts Town of Leftwyne Map by Apostrophe 44K
Maps and Charts Town of Lianport Map by Apostrophe 50K
Maps and Charts Town of Tuhn Map by Apostrophe 44K
Maps and Charts Town of Wellgarth Map by Apostrophe 47K
Maps and Charts Town of Zahan Map by Apostrophe 36K
Maps and Charts Volcanic Sea Cave [Basemt 1] Map by Apostrophe 95K
Maps and Charts Volcanic Sea Cave [Basemt 2] Map by Apostrophe 63K
Maps and Charts Volcanic Sea Cave [Basemt 3] Map by Apostrophe 86K
Maps and Charts Volcanic Sea Cave [Basemt 4] Map by Apostrophe 44K
Maps and Charts Volcanic Sea Cave [Floor 1] Map by Apostrophe 61K
Maps and Charts World Map by x_loto 174K
Maps and Charts Zahan Map by x_loto 9K

Dragon Quest II Cheats For MSX

  1. Modify Party Names

    To change the Prince and Princess' name, start a new game, type the Hero's name and before entering the last letter, hold Stop + Select and enter the last letter. If done right, you'll be taken to a second name entry screen where you'll be able to name the Prince. Repeat the same process to name the Princess.

    Contributed by: ReyVGM