It’s my birthday in a couple of weeks, and this is an early birthday present from my incredible fiancée.
It’s the Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection on the Wii, only released in Japan. It contains the original Famicom versions of Dragon Quest I, II and III, and then all three Super Famicom remakes. Also comes with a book containing artwork from the games, manga, and other bits and bobs.
It was extremely limited and is hard to find now unless you’re willing to pay a lot of money. Wily fox that she is, Becca managed to snag the last copy from some website, which is pretty fucking cool.
I’m so blown away that she would buy me something like this. That she would even consider sourcing this for me really means a lot to me. That she actually went to the trouble of buying it for me, it almost doesn’t compute. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I am a huge Dragon Quest fan, and this collection has been something I’ve wanted since I first heard about it last June. Knowing it would be expensive and knowing it would never see the light of day outside of Japan, I kind of resigned myself to never owning a copy. It happens a lot in game collecting. It’s something you just have to put up with.
But now I actually do own a copy of this, and it is without a doubt the crown jewel of my entire 600+ video game collection.
She also bought me a tiny little extra, which you can see in the bottom right photo. It’s a phone charm of one of the many monsters from the series, and the packet is branded 25th anniversary.
I still can’t believe I own this.
Thank you. x