Mystery Dungeon (series)

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Mystery Dungeon
Basic Information

Mystery Dungeon (不思議のダンジョン Fushigi no Danjyon?) is a series of roguelike video games, most of which were developed by Chunsoft, but with select titles in the series developed by other companies with permission from Chunsoft to use the name.[citation needed]

Although all games in the series bear the Fushigi no Dungeon moniker somewhere in their Japanese titles, only the Shiren the Wanderer games contain original characters; all other license their characters from other role-playing game franchises.

The first title, Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon starred Torneko, a shopkeeper character from the same developer's Dragon Quest IV (Chunsoft being developer of the first five games Dragon Quest series).

Mystery Dungeon games are notable for being among the few console games in the roguelike genre. The series has inspired similar titles in Japan, most of which appropriate their games mechanics from Mystery Dungeon, rather than Rogue itself.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Most Mystery Dungeon games centre around exploring a dungeon with randomly generated layouts and fighting other characters therein in a turn-based manner; every time the player performs an action such as attacking or walking, the opponents also take action. Escape from the dungeon is usually only allowed in certain places, or through the use of certain items. Additionally, when the player loses the game the player loses all money plus half the player's items in the more forgiving variants, or loses everything and has to start from scratch in others.

Dragon Quest series[edit | edit source]

Shiren the Wanderer series[edit | edit source]

Chocobo series[edit | edit source]

Though developed by Square, both of the above were supervised by Koichi Nakamura, president of Chunsoft.[1]

Pokémon series[edit | edit source]

Individual Releases[edit | edit source]

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