* FanNickname: There are some who refer to TheHero as Eight, seeing as though that's how he's apparently referred to in the manual. Others dub him Guv, after Yangus's nickname for him.

* DubNameChange: This was the first DragonQuest game released in Europe so they took a page out of [[FinalFantasyIV Square's old playbook]] and ditched the VIII, making the game's title Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King.