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Mystery Dungeon
The logo for Mystery Dungeon.
Publisher(s)Chunsoft, Sega, Nintendo
Year introduced1993
Parent seriesDragon Quest
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Mystery Dungeon (不思議のダンジョン Fushigi no Dungeon?) is a series of roguelike video games, most of which were developed by Chunsoft, but with select titles in the series developed under license by other companies. 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 others license their characters from other role-playing game franchises.

The first title, Torneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no Dungeon starred Torneko, a shopkeeper character from the same developer's Dragon Quest IV (Chunsoft being developer of the first five games in the Dragon Quest series). Crossover series of Mystery Dungeon titles are the Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon series (which includes Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon) and the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 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.


Most of the Mystery Dungeon games center around exploring randomly generated dungeons and fighting monsters in a turn-based environment. Every action consumes a turn, rather than only battles being turn-based, so the movement of the player and monsters occurs in turns, and performing actions such as using items consumes turns as well. When the player's character dies, the character loses everything, except what they have stored in various pre-determined locations along the way, or in special container items.


Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeons[edit]

N. Original title Localized title Year Systems
1 トルネコの大冒険 不思議のダンジョン
Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon
- 1993 Flag of Japan.svg SNES
2 ドラゴンクエスト・キャラクターズ トルネコの大冒険2 ~不思議のダンジョン~
Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 2 ~Mystery Dungeon~
Torneko: The Last Hope 1999 Globe.svg PS1
Flag of Japan.svg GBA
3 ドラゴンクエスト・キャラクターズ トルネコの大冒険3 ~不思議のダンジョン~
Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 ~Mystery Dungeon~
- 2002 Flag of Japan.svg PS2, GBA
4 ドラゴンクェスト 少年ヤンガスと不思議のダンジョン
Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mystery Dungeon
- 2006 Flag of Japan.svg PS2

Shiren the Wanderer[edit]

For more details on this topic, see :Category:Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer.


For more details on this topic, see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon
N. Original title Localized title Year Systems
1 チョコボの不思議なダンジョン
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon
- 1997 Flag of Japan.svg PS1
2 チョコボの不思議なダンジョン2
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 1998 Globe.svg PS1
3 チョコボの不思議なダンジョン 時忘れの迷宮
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon: The Labyrinth of Forgotten Time
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon 2007 Globe.svg Wii
Flag of Japan.svg DS (enhanced)
Standalone crossovers
Original title Localized title Year Systems
The Nightmare of Druaga 不思議のダンジョン
The Nightmare of Druaga: Mystery Dungeon
The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigi no Dungeon 2004 Globe.svg PS2
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Fushigi no Dungeon
Mobile Suit Gundam: Mystery Dungeon
- 2004 Flag of Japan.svg Phones
TwinBee Dungeon - 2004 Flag of Japan.svg Phones
世界樹と 不思議のダンジョン
Etrian Mystery Dungeon
Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2015 Globe.svg 3DS
不思議のクロニクル 振リ返リマセン勝ツマデハ
Mystery Chronicle: I Won't Look Back until I Win
Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics 2015 Globe.svg PS4, PSV, Win