The legendary hero is named Loto instead of Erdrick.
The game is much easier in the Game Boy Color version.
Princess is named Lora instead of Gwaelin.
The keys were called Magic keys in the NES version.
The main villain is called Dracolord instead of Dragonlord (hence Dragon Warrior).
Stairs required you to select a menu option to ascend/descend in the NES version.
The battle messages have been shortened significantly.
The world map has shrunken .
50 instead of 100 levels.
Enemy names have been changed (for example,
Drakee to Dracky, Metal Slime to Metaly).
The enemies are now much easier to defeat.
The town of Brecconary was changed to Tantagel.
The Game Boy Color version reveals the King's name (Lars) in the Game Boy Color versionm but not the original.
Powder Puff message added in Kol.
In the NES version, if you choose to join Dragonlord you are put to sleep and you get a game over. In the Game Boy Color version, you awaken at Rimuldar. Also in the Game Boy Color version, he offers you half the world; in the original, he merely asks you to join him.
Go to a store and buy three torches. When you encounter a Metaly, throw the three torches at it (if it does not run away before you throw them).
Hero: Thunder Sword, Loto Armor, Loto Shield, Loto Helmet
Prince of Cannok: Falcon Sword, Magic Armor, Shield Of Strength
Princess of Moonbrook: Bolt Rod, Water Cloth.
Go to the town that is underground. You need the gold key to enter. Then, go to the jail, open the right cell, and go to the wall where there is a hole. Walk through the wall to get the dam key from the man. Note: You also need the jail key.
Go to the town of Zalan Port where there are no men living there. Talk to the dog in the top right and he will go and sit on it. Leave and return to get the key where the dog was located.
Go to the town under ground. Note: You need gold key to enter. Go to the item on the left and buy it. He will only sell two things. Pick the slot that is blank. It will be the third slot.
When you find yourself being followed by a girl while in Tantagel Town, make her follow you to the inn to receive a special message from the innkeeper.
Rescue the Princess before you fight the Dracolord. Take her with you to the final battle and the Dracolord will ask for her. You have now have the choice of answering "Yes" or "No" to his request.
Find a place that sell repellent for 12 gold. They will pay you19 gold if you sell it to them, or anyone else that buys items from you. Buy as many repellents as you can, then sell them to someone. Buy, then sell, and repeat. Go to the place that sells keys for 16 gold, then exit and re-enter. Sell them at a weapons shop for 26 gold, which is a larger profit than the repellent trick.
To rename these two party members to a name of your choosing, within 4 character limits, save your game and choose to rest. Resume the Dragon Warrior II game, and enter the "Continue/New Game/Option" menu. Choose "Continue" to where it shows your log files. Place the arrow next to the log file where you would like to change the names, and enter one of the following codes.
Prince of Cannock
Hold Left + Select + Start and press A. The rename prompt should appear for him.
Princess of Moonbrooke
Hold Right + Select + Start and press A. The rename prompt should appear for her