Game Vortex writes: "Dragon Quest IV originally came out for the NES back in the very early 90's, then was remade for the PS (Japan only) about ten years later. Now, thankfully, they have decided to rerelease it to the US market on the DS.
Graphically, it doesn't look too different from the original game. The characters are all still sprites on a 2D world. They look really good on the DS screen, though. The lines are sharp and the colors are bright. When you get the close-ups in battle, they are quite beautiful looking. The monsters still look the same as they have in every Dragon Quest game that I've played. Akira Toriyama's creations are beautiful."