''Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime'' is a Zelda-like action-adventure spinoff of the popular ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2006. It's the sequel to ''Slime Morimori: Dragon Quest'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, which was [[NoExportForYou never released outside Japan]], though a FanTranslation is in progress.

In the quaint, faraway kingdom of Slimenia exists a MonsterTown called Boingburg, which is populated completely by slime-like creatures. One day, almost completely out of nowhere, a mob of not-slimy monsters with tails called "the Plob" swoops in and kidnaps everybody. Everybody, that is...[[ItsUpToYou except for you]], a slime nicknamed Rocket. Using your ability to stretch and bounce, your job is to infiltrate the Plob's various hideouts and rescue your friends ([[GottaCatchThemAll all 100 of them]]).

A third game is developing for the Nintendo3DS.
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!!''Rocket Slime'' uses the following tropes:
* AbnormalAmmo: Any item you can get your ectoplasmic non-hands on can be used as ammo for your tank, including yourself.
** Especially yourself since it lets you slow down your enemies' ammo production.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Gluttonella won't stop calling the Plobfather "John Claud Lonely" no matter how many times he tells her that's not his name.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Chili Pepper will destroy any enemy shots travelling through the field instantly...but will destroy your own as well.
* BigEater: The princess, whom [[AvertedTrope you don't really save]].
** Heck she's so fat that her father states that a giant airship is bigger than her, before he backtracks and says a tank.
* BloodKnight: Slival. [[spoiler:It's his main motivation for joining the Plob in the first place.]]
* BreakoutMookCharacter: For, obviously, the slime.
* ContinuityNod: The Great Krak Pot, and Mount Krakatroda (which has a massive relief of ol' King Trode forging the alchemy pot in the main hall), are both such clear references to VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII that it seems that D.Q.8 seems to be the ancient history of the world of the slimes, and that's not even pointing out Morimori the Slime. (Krak Pot is the alchemy pot of D.Q.8 given life, and also shows up in VideoGame/DragonQuestIX).
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: The Vulcan Cannons, which when mounted in your cockpit and fed the right bullets do a barrage of 20, 40 or 60 unblockable AND instant damage total to the enemy tank, making them extremely efficient since you don't have to worry about your slow shots being intercepted.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: If you defeat and carry 30 enemies of one type back to town, you'll get them as a selectable partner during tank battles (and a commemorative statue in the museum). The statues get upgraded from bronze to silver to gold as you capture more of them. Even if you bring less than 30, they'll be hanging around Boingburg as if they were one of your pals.
* DegradedBoss: Golem, who was the first boss in the previous game, has been reduced to mook status in this game.
* DuctTapeForEverything: How Ducktor Cid fixes the Warrior Flute.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler: Boo]] Hooly.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Slival joins up with you at the end of the game to confront Don Clawleone who's possessed by [[{{SealedEvilInACan}} Flucifier]], knowing that it's better to put a rivalry on hold to save the world]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Gluttonella, the previously mentioned glutton.
* EvilCounterpart: Slival's Schwarzman Tank is a dark version of your own Schleiman Tank with lots of [[SpikesOfVillainy spikes]].
* FangThpeak: The impth, of courth. Dark thlimeth, too.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: The Plob are a kid-friendly stand-in for the Mob, right down to their leader, Don Clawleone, a multi-tailed Platypunk who wears an eyepatch and uses crude gangster-speak. All of them, who are basically all the enemies in the game, are distinguished by their tails, hence their name in the original untranslated version, the Tails Gang.
* FastballSpecial: You can fire your allies or even yourself out of a cannon. Oftentimes, this is the only way to win.
** Special mention goes to Hooly, the Wyrtle, and other slimes/mooks who can be ordered to fire themselves out of the lower cannon, [[{{VideoGameCrueltyPotential}} oftentimes for them to intercept the heavier hitting projectiles from the enemy]].
* FatBastard: Nobody, I repeat, NOBODY likes Gluttonella.
** Averted with the king slimes. They note their own weight a lot, but are generally likeable.
* FiveManBand: A very subtle one.
** The Hero - Rocket
** The Lancer - Hooly
** The Smart Guy - Swotsy
** The Big Guy - Stony
** The Chick - Bo
* FunetikAksent: Ducktor Cid.
* FusionDance: Two tanks at the end.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Two items are the Bastard Sword and the Hell Scythe. These are presumably legitimate, non-dirty uses of the words, but it's still surprising they'd allow them in what amounts to a kids' game.
** There's a [[{{Youkai}} tanuki]] statue in the Goonin's dojo, complete with traditional giant tanuki nuts.
* TheGoomba: Platypunks. Meanwhile the series' normal Goomba has ADayInTheSlimelight.
* HeartContainer: Seeds of life.
* HulkSpeak: The Fangslimes you rescue speak this way, with their speech punctuated with random "ungas".
* HumansAreCthulhu: The developers kept humans out of the game for the highly justified reason that they'd just go around killing off the slimes.
* HumongousMecha: Rocket can pilot Golems, stomping around and unleashing their PowerFist.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Well this ''is'' a Dragon Quest game. Special mention goes to the tree tank, named [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Chrono Twigger]] (a double pun, as Toriyama did the art for Chrono Trigger, and of course the SquareEnix merger.)
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Hero Sword.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The three Goonin.
** McNinja: Tokyo Tom, the TotallyRadical American Goonin.
* ItemCrafting: Used to create newer and more powerful tank ammo.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Don Clawleone wanted the Warrior Flute to win the heart of one Chickadee Boo.]]
* MascotMook: In this game, the MascotMook is the star of the show!
* MetalSlime: No, the actual Metal Slimes don't count, as you're saving them, not fighting them. But there is a MetalSlime in this game - the Goody Bag. It appears very rarely in certain spots in every level, and if you manage to bring 30 of them back to town, like any other monster, you get to recruit it. It's a DiscOneNuke.
* MonsterTown
* NiceHat: Slival's helmet, which is apparently 1000 times heavier than what most slimes can carry.
* NoEnding: Despite the fact that you rescued all the slimes and saved all of Slimenia from a SealedEvilInACan, the Plob is still active. Everyone from the Plob who battled you is still there raring to battle again.
* NoIndoorVoice: BIG DADDY SPEAKS IN ALL CAPS.
* OneWingedAngel: Don Clawleone has a staff that turns him into a dragon which he uses when he's at half health. He calls himself "Don Dragone."
* {{Orichalcum}}: Both in rock and orichalslime form.
* PlayableEpilogue
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: The boss fight with Harvest Loon.
* PunnyName: Everyone and every''thing''. Even Rocket's name is a pun as well as he rockets around the game.
* ReferenceOverdosed
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All the Slimes.
* TheRival: Slival, of course. He pilots the Schwarzman tank, which is another slime-tank... but decked out in [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Metal King gear]].
* SaintlyChurch
* SealedEvilInACan: There's an evil-looking navy flute that looks like the Warrior Flute, and if you play it, it will also summon a tank... except this tank is an incredibly evil and powerful tank bent on taking over the world that [[DemonicPossession possesses]] Don Clawleone.
* SealedEvilInADuel: Every time you go back to the Plobfather's room and beat him again, Gluttonella will come back and threaten to play said flute again if Don doesn't give him the food that she smells. She doesn't care that it could destroy the world, because she knows that you'll beat it again. Oh, and [[MindScrew there is no food.]]
* ShipTease: If you talk to the townslimes, quite a few of them display affection for Rocket.
** [[NoYay Gluttonella also lets you marry her after the game's credits]].
** It doesn't just stop at the townslimes; [[FoeYay some of the members of the Plob hit on Rocket, too!]] Especially Bugsy.
* ShoutOut: Lots, mostly to Final Fantasy games. There's the obvious Cid tradition going on with Ducktor Cid. Squashed Cactiballs look a lot like Cactuars. And, there's a giant tree tank named the [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Chrono Twigger]], including a similar font. There's also a boss named [[HarvestMoon Harvest Loon]].
** Holy flogging hell. There's a ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ShoutOut with the Argonaut. "Mostly Charmless" indeed.
** There's even an EarlyBirdCameo reference to ''VideoGame/DragonQuestSwords'': "The [[WorkingTitle Revolution]] is coming! [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} Wee!]]"
** And one of the opponents in storyline battles, a rabbit, [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes will keep calling you "Doc"]]
** There's also a slime called the [[FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles Crystal Chronicler]].
** Splatrick. The pink-splotted, dim-witted purple Slime may just seem like just a coincidence at first, but you know it means something when you blast into him and he says:
-->"Ouch! Oh, no. I think I've broken something. Yes, that definitely feels [[SpongeBobSquarePants spongy]] there..."
** Tokyo Tom has more than a passing similarity to [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Michaelangelo]]. He even has this to say after you beat the game:
-->"Heroes in a half-gel! Slime power!"
* TacticalSuicideBoss: The Pot Belly wouldn't be in danger from you if he didn't keep throwing out random items from the Krak Pot that you kept throwing back.
** One of said random items are a few banana peels. Which he can step on and trip, damaging his health in the process. That's right, with enough patience, you can win this boss battle [[TooDumbToLive without lifting a finger]].
* TankGoodness: About one-third of the game's major battles are done using a giant tank that you find.
* TooDumbToLive: If you replay the final boss, you'll see that Princess Gluttonella is willing to ''resurrect a demon'' to get food Don Clawleone continuously denies he has.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: The aforementioned Princess.
** One boss is fought by throwing the [[FlunkyBoss Cactiballs]] onto its tongue. (Lickety Spit the Ggripevine.)
* WorthyOpponent: Rocket, to Slival.

!!The first game uses the following tropes:
* BalloonBelly: Dragon Jr. does this during his boss battle.
* BigDamnHero: The entire town during the penultimate battle.
* BigEater: While not to the extent of Gluttonella, Bo swallows three cooked chickens in a single bite during the end credits.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: The game starts off with Hooly turning you into a Platypunk.
** [[spoiler: He also transforms you for the BonusBoss battle against him once you've collected all 100 slimes.]]
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