Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest in Japan) launched one of the most successful RPG franchises of all time. Enix created an addicting experience by asking players to level up their character and save up gold to buy new equipment before moving on to the next dungeon. Dragon Quest brought a new level of complexity to the table during an era when video games where largely simplistic endeavors. The RPG boasted a storyline that revolved around an evil villain named Dragonlord who kidnapped the country Alefgard's princess along with the magical Orb of Light. Players were challenged to embark upon a quest to save the princess and retrieve the Orb. To do so, the hero of the game engaged in one-on-one combat, traveled to five towns and conquered five dungeons.