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Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert
不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレンDS2 砂漠の魔城
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2 - Magic Castle of the Desert
Mystery Dungeon - Shiren the Wanderer DS2 - Magic Castle of the Desert cover art.jpg
Information
Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single Player
Version 1.0
Credits
Director(s) Seiichiro Nagahata
Programmer(s) Hidefumi Itano
Artist(s) Kaoru Hasegawa
Writer(s) Shin-ichiro Tomie
Composer(s) Hayato Matsuo
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png November 3, 2008
Rating(s)
CERO B
Additional info
Website(s) Sega (archive)
ID(s) NTR-YWFJ-JPN

Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert (Japanese: 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレンDS2 砂漠の魔城) is a remake of the Game Boy Color game Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB2: Magic Castle of the Desert, developed by Chunsoft and published by Sega in 2008.

The game has never been officially released in English but a partial fan made patch has been made for the Nintendo DS port. Official names have been used where possible but the fan translated names have been used in place of names with no 'official' English release. This game is commonly referred to by fans as Shiren DS2 and erroneously Shiren 2. The short-name being referred to usually denotes version specific features. While the game's title was never translated, its localized name's format comes from the Shiren the Wanderer Series Limited Edition Art Book.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Shiren the Wanderer DS2 is a roguelike, in which the player navigates through randomly generated dungeons, each filled with randomly placed enemy characters. Dungeons consist of larger box-like rooms, connected via narrow corridors. A map of the dungeon is automatically filled out as the player explores the area. While exploring dungeons, the player finds various items and weapons on the ground. Movement in the game is turn-based such that every time the player makes a move, the enemies move as well. If the player gets killed, they have to either restart the game from the beginning or get help from another player, who can enter the same dungeon and try to rescue them. Rescuing can be accomplished via a code that the rescuing player types into their game, or via the use of a Game Link Cable. In the Nintendo DS version of the game, players could rescue one another by connecting via the Internet.

The game has one town that functions as a hub with shops and a place to rest. Teleport scrolls allow the player to teleport to town from dungeons and retain all their items, but their level is reset to 1 and they have to play through the dungeon from the beginning again the next time they enter it.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The game starts in the middle of a journey, with Shiren and his companion Koppa traveling through an enormous desert, exhausted. They collapse, after which guards take them to a desert fortress and chain them to a wall. A princess enters the dungeon and unshackles them, and Shiren escapes while being chased by the guards. He meets Pekeji, who claims to be Shiren's younger brother, and who shows him to a dungeon that he thinks houses treasures. They enter it at night, but Pekeji falls into a trap, and Shiren has to save him.

Development[edit | edit source]

The game was developed by Chunsoft and directed by Seiichirō Nagahata, with character designs by Kaoru Hasegawa, scenario and world design by Shin-ichiro Tomie, and with Hidefumi Itano being the lead programmer.

Release[edit | edit source]

A remake of the game, Shiren the Wanderer DS2, was announced in 2008 for the Nintendo DS, and was released on November 13, 2008, by Sega. This version included online functions, such as leaderboards and item trading; Sega shut down the servers for these services on October 31, 2011.

Sales[edit | edit source]

According to Geimin, both versions of Shiren the Wanderer: Magic Castle of the Desert have accumulated over 275,000 copies in total. The Nintendo DS version has sold 103,299 copies by January 2010.

Articles[edit | edit source]

All content about Magic Castle of the Desert and its remake are organized into these categories. Click on a section name to learn more, and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert - Gameplay Elements
Adventure Log • Blessings and Curses • Gitan • Monster Houses • Shiren • States • Title Screen Icons • The Winds of Kron • Traps • Unidentified Items
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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert - Stats
Attack • Belly • Defense • Experience Points • HP • Level
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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert - Items
Armbands • Herbs • Jars • Legendary Kron Items • Misc. Items • Monster Meat • Projectiles • Riceballs • Scrolls • Shields • Special Item Drops • Staves • Traps • Weapons
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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert - Monster families
Boss-Type Zagan's sprite. Zagan • Ryoushu's sprite. Ryoushu • Curas's sprite. Curas • False God's sprite.False God • Jello II Mamel's sprite. Jello II Mamel
Armed-Type Cell Armor's sprite. Cell Armor Family • Dark Eye's sprite. Dark Eye Family • Death Reaper's sprite. Death Reaper Family • Evil Soldier's sprite. Evil Soldier Family • Samuraidon's sprite. Samuraidon Family • Soldier Ant's sprite. Soldier Ant Family • Soldier's sprite. Soldier Family • Taur's sprite. Taur Family
Curse-Type Curse Girl's sprite. Curse Girl Family
Cyclops-Type Egg Thing's sprite. Egg Thing Family • Gaze's sprite. Gaze Family • Ironhead's sprite. Ironhead Family • Leech Worm's sprite. Leech Worm Family • Slumber Wizard's sprite. Slumber Wizard Family • Spike Bomb's sprite. Spike Bomb Family
Dragon-Type Dragon's sprite. Dragon Family • Floor Dragon's sprite. Floor Dragon Family • Glare Snake's sprite. Glare Snake Family • Red Centipede's sprite. Red Centipede Family
Drain-Type Blue Lanternfish's sprite. Blue Lanternfish Family • Fog Hermit's sprite. Fog Hermit Family • Green Slime's sprite. Green Slime Family • Leech Worm's sprite. Leech Worm Family • Sheep Oracle's sprite. Sheep Oracle Family • Twisty Hani's sprite. Twisty Hani Family
Exploding-Type Popster Tank's sprite. Popster Tank Family • Spike Bomb's sprite. Spike Bomb Family • Ururoid's sprite. Ururoid Family
Floating-Type Air Devil's sprite. Air Devil Family • Cell Armor's sprite. Cell Armor Family Death Reaper's sprite. Death Reaper Family • Gyadon's sprite. Gyadon Family • Pacorepkin's sprite. Pacorepkin Family • Warning Fly's sprite. Warning Fly Family • Will'o Wisp's sprite. Will'o Wisp Family • Zen Guru's sprite. Zen Guru Family
Ghost-Type Air Devil's sprite. Air Devil Family • Dark Baldness's sprite. Dark Baldness Family • Death Reaper's sprite. Death Reaper • Dead Soldier's sprite. Dead Soldier Family • Pacorepkin's sprite. Pacorepkin Family • Skull Mage's sprite. Skull Mage Family • Vampire Baron's sprite. Vampire Baron Family • Will'o Wisp's sprite. Will'o Wisp Family
Hypnotic-Type Gaze's sprite. Gaze Family
Normal-Type Chow's sprite. Chow Family • Bat Kangaroo's sprite. Bat Kangaroo Family • Baby Tank's sprite. Baby Tank Family • Bowboy's sprite. Bowboy Family • Bored Kappa's sprite. Bored Kappa Family • Chintala's sprite. Chintala Family • Crow Tengu's sprite. Crow Tengu Family • Dozing Hsien's sprite. Dozing Hsien Family • Escape Monkey's sprite. Escape Monkey Family • Fluffy Bunny's sprite. Fluffy Bunny Family • Gather's sprite. Gather Family • Goggles's sprite. Goggles Family • Hen's sprite. Hen Family • Hundred Eye's sprite. Hundred Eye Family • Kid Squid's sprite. Kid Squid Family • Mamel's sprite. Mamel Family • Mixer's sprite. Mixer Family • Miss Hermit's sprite. Miss Hermit Family • Morabi's sprite. Morabi Family • Mouse Minion's sprite. Mouse Minion Family • Piggy's sprite. Piggy Family • Pitcher Plant's sprite. Pitcher Plant Family • Raccoon's sprite. Raccoon Family • Rice Baby's sprite. Rice Baby Family • Rock Head's sprite. Rock Head Family • Schubell's sprite. Schubell Family • Throw Beetle's sprite. Throw Beetle Family • Throw Spider's sprite. Throw Spider Family • Trap Nin's sprite. Trap Nin Family • Wild Boar's sprite. Wild Boar Family
Poison Herb-Type Ghost Radish's sprite. Ghost Radish Family
Rust-Type Green Slime's sprite. Green Slime Family
Shop-Based-Type Guard Dog's sprite. Guard Dog • Sheriff's sprite. Sheriff • Shopkeeper (Red)'s sprite. Shopkeeper
Staff Attack-Type Elephant Mage's sprite. Elephant Mage Family • Fog Hermit's sprite. Fog Hermit Family • Magic Child's sprite. Magic Child Family • Sheep Oracle's sprite. Sheep Oracle Family • Skull Mage's sprite. Skull Mage Family
Thief-Type Gyadon's sprite. Gyadon Family • Hamster Robber's sprite. Hamster Robber Family • Pickpocket's sprite. Pickpocket Family • Thiefwalrus's sprite. Thiefwalrus Family • Veteran Jar Fisherman's sprite. Veteran Jar Fisherman Family
Training Grounds Mole's sprite. Mole Family • Blue Mole's sprite. Blue Mole Family

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Shiren the Wanderer: Magic Castle of the Desert.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
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Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert
Japanese Flag of Japan.png 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレンDS2 砂漠の魔城, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2 - Magic Castle of the Desert
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See Also[edit | edit source]

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Shiren the Wanderer - Books
Shiren the Wanderer Character Debut Book - Mystery Dungeon 2 • Shiren the Wanderer 2 Official Fan Book Surprised Pot (1 • 2 • 3)
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Shiren the Wanderer - Characters
Major Characters
Playable Asuka • Sensei • Shiren the Wanderer (Shiren Ancestor)
Allies Banana Prince • Borg Mamel • Edna • Galwin • Gen • Jirokichi • Kechi the Masseur • Koharu • Kojirouta • Jinpachi • Minamo • Miri • MA-MO • Okon • Oryu the Blinder • Pekeji • Sarma Bros. • Tao • Zoso the Robot
The 8 Rivanian Beast Gods Bufu • Doras • Gitau • Kaka Roo • Kron • MuradoFan Translated symbol.png • SakaiFan Translated symbol.png • Reeva (Neé Riva)
Lords and Ladies Banana Prince • King of the Kigny • Princess Ateka • Princess Kaguya • Princess Suzunehime • Ryoushu
Minor Characters Balibali • Battle Spirits • Gaibara the Legendary Potter • Gimensha • Izanami • Jofuku • Jurouta • Kamina • Kichizo • Koyori • Naoki the Wandering Chef • Oboro • Oro • Otaka • Oyu • Priest • Sachi • Sheriff • Shopkeeper • Soboro • Surala • Zagan
Animals Chicken • Golden Condor • Gen • Guard Dog • Koppa • Nfu the Demon Puppy • Niwatori • Pochi • Tanmomo
Oni King of the Kigny • Oni BossFan Translated symbol.png
Robots Borg Mamel • Zoso the Robot
Monsters Antipode Mamel • Curas
Other MA-MO
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Shiren the Wanderer - Manga
Laughter Point - Shiren the Wanderer 4-frame Manga Collection • Shiren the Wanderer Harapeko Bokenki Volume 1
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Shiren the Wanderer - Novella
Shiren the Wanderer: Flowers Dancing in the Golden Town AmtecaFan Translated symbol.png
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Shiren the Wanderer - Video Games
Titles Titles Mystery Dungeon 2: Shiren the Wanderer Super Famicom • BS Shiren the Wanderer: Save Surala (BS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB - Moonlit-Village Monster Game Boy • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2 - Shiren's Castle and the Oni Invasion Nintendo 64 • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB2: Magic Castle of the Desert Game Boy Color • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman (DC) • Shiren the Wanderer Wii • Shiren the Wanderer 4: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel Nintendo DS • Shiren the Wanderer 5: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Nintendo DS
Ports & Remakes Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS Nintendo DS • Smartphone iOS / Android) • Shiren the Wanderer - Moonlit-Village Monster (Win • DX • Android Android) • Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert Nintendo DS • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman for Windows (Win) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 Portable PlayStation Portable • Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel PlayStation Portable •  Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Vita (Vita) • Switch Nintendo Switch • Steam Steam • Smartphone iOS / Android)
Spin-off Shiren Monsters Shiren Monsters: Netsal Game Boy Advance • Shiren Monsters: The Village of Mahjong Android
Individual Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Princess Suzune and the Tower of Madoro (Pachinko)
Mobile Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: The Rainbow Labyrinth Android

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • [1] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.