Mystery Dungeon (series)
Mystery Dungeon (不思議のドンジョン) is a series of video games developed by Chunsoft, who also created the first five Dragon Quest titles.
Mystery Dungeon games are action-RPGs that challenge players to progress through a series of increasingly difficult randomly generated dungeons. Though some are unique to Mystery Dungeon, most of the games take their setting and many mechanics from an existing series, such as Pokémon or the chocobo from Final Fantasy. There have so far been four Dragon Quest-related Mystery Dungeon games, featuring either Torneko or Yangus as the star.
Mystery Dungeon games are noted for their high difficulty and practice of essentially making players restart their growth every time they suffer a death, which can cause a great deal of frustration; they are therefore favoured by the serious, "hardcore" old-school RPG fanbase rather than by a broader audience.
Dragon Quest-series Mystery Dungeon games
- Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon (1993)
- Torneko: The Last Hope (1999)
- Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3 (2002)
- Dragon Quest: Shōnen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon (2006)
- Characters originating from the Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (series) Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer series appear in one of the following Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon games:
- Gaibara the Legendary Potter and Saruyama in Torneko: The Last Hope.
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