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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (不思議のダンジョン２ 風来のシレン Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fūrai no Shiren) is a graphical roguelike by Chunsoft. It is the second videogame in the Mystery Dungeon series, and the first game in the series to feature all original characters. It was originally released for the Super Famicom in 1995, and has subsequently been ported to the Game Boy and Nintendo DS. A sequel, Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren 2: Oni Shūrai! Siren-jō!(不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン2 鬼襲来シレン城!), is available for the Nintendo 64. Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren Gaiden "Onna Kenshi Asuka Kenzan!"(不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン外伝 女剣士アスカ見参!) is available for the Dreamcast or Windows. Shiren 3 was released June 5 in Japan for Wii.
Although "Shiren" is the name of the primary character, the Japanese title is a pun; while "Shiren the Wanderer" is the official English title for the game, "風来のシレン" can also translate as "The Wanderer's Ordeals".
As in other roguelikes, the player moves in a turn-based manner through randomly chosen static dungeons. Although the player can save the game in various locations, dying resets Shiren's level to 1, sends him back to the first town, and all items not saved in warehouses are lost. The game's dungeons include a variety of settings, like caves and forests, and are randomly filled with monsters, traps, and items.
In the DS version, if Shiren falls, a rescue request can be made through wireless networks or passwords. Another player can then go to the same area that the first player fell at and revive them. The rescuer receives a random item and, once revived, the rescued player can send a "thank-you letter" that may include a reward from the rescued player's own inventory for the rescuer. Once rescued, Shiren will still have his levels and items, and the floor will be clear of enemies, although others will appear as normal as he journeys. Shiren can be rescued up to three times; if he falls a fourth time, he will be reset as usual.
Fushigi no Dungeon 2 Fūrai no Shiren Special Arrange Version (不思議のダンジョン2 - 風来のシレン スペシャル・アレンジ・バージョン) is an arranged soundtrack composed by Koichi Sugiyama. It was released on December 20, 1995 by Kitty Records.
- Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Furai no Shiren (SNES infobox details) at GameFAQs
- Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Furai no Shiren (Game Boy infobox details) at GameFAQs
- Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (Nintendo DSinfobox details) at GameFAQs
- Sega's Official Mystery Dungeon DS Site
- Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer at MobyGames
- Nintendo's Mystery Dungeon DS Overview
- Shiren the Wanderer DS Wiki at Wet Paint
- Mysterious Dungeon 2: Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Furai no Shiren at MobyGames
- CHUNSOFT Official Site