+1 to whomever mentioned Rocket Slime. That game was loads of fun and easily my favorite Dragon Quest game. If we're going to offer opinions, I will say that despite my admiration and respect for the Dragon Quest series and all it's done for JRPGs, I simply could not get into it. Even the best titles in the series that everyone says are sublime examples of the JRPG experience just didn't do that intangible "it" for me.
Loved Rocket Slime, though.