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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB: Moonlit-Village Monster
不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレンGB 月影村の怪物
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Information
Developer(s) Aquamarine
Publisher(s) Chunsoft
Platform(s) Game Boy
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single Player
Version 1.0
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png November 22, 1996
Flag of Japan.png Nintendo Power
August 1, 2000
Additional info
Media / distribution 4MB + BB Cartridge

Shiren the Wanderer GB: Moonlight Village Monster (Japanese: 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレンGB 〜月影村の怪物〜) is a roguelike role-playing video game developed by Aquamarine. It is part of the Mystery Dungeon series. It was originally released for the Game Boy by Chunsoft in 1996.[1] A Microsoft Windows remake, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Moonlit-Village Monster (Japanese: 不思議のダンジョン風来のシレン 月影村の怪物), featuring enhanced graphics similar to its previous game on Super Famicom, would be later released in 1999 and re-released later with internet compability in 2002.[2] A port of the remake was released on Android in 2011.[3]

Fans of the series commonly referred the game as either Moonlit Village or Shiren GB1.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

In consideration of the performance of the non-colored Game Boy, the level of the monster expressed by their difference color models are displayed with a superscript number. When using the Super Game Boy add-on, an unique picture frame is displayed and color display is possible. In addition, a puzzle mode titled "Fay's Questions" has become independent from the main story, and can be selected at any time with over 100 challenges. Later on the Microsoft Windows port, the game allows you to create your own questions. In addition, the Internet editon was equipped with additional features such as wind rescues and weekly added dungeon.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story happens between Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer and Shiren the Wanderer 4: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel. The game's plot is about rescuing a sacrificed child and unravel the mystery of the monsters that plagues Tsukikage Village, where Shiren is stopped by during his trip.

Development[edit | edit source]

An unique gameplay element that would be used in later games from the Shiren the Wanderer series and other Mystery Dungeon crossovers is rescuing other players via passwords. When the internet started to develop in Japan in the late 1990s, they went with the idea of player sharing passwords instead of them using the Game Boy's Game Link Cable in order to help others, since there were not many owners of the cable.[4]

Reception[edit | edit source]

In a "Cross Review" from the video game magazine Famitsu, the game obtained the Platinum Hall of Fame in 1996, with a total of 36 points out of 40 by the writers.[5][6] In the "Game Report Card", the review from the reader's vote of "Family Computer Magazine" gave the game a score of 23.7 points out of 30. In addition, in the Japanese video game magazine "Transcendence Daigirin '98 Spring Edition", it was positively evaluated thanks to the unique factors of the game, such as having different difficulty levels.[7] On the other hand, "Game Boy Perfect Catalog" pointed out that the feeling of completing a dungeon after repeatedly searching for one whose rooms changes each time it enters a new floor is a common element from this series.[8]

Categories[edit | edit source]

All content about Moonlit-Village Monster is organized into these categories. Click on a section name to learn more, and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.


Categories about Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB: Moonlit-Village Monster
Gameplay Elements Information on aspects of the game that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.
Guides Topics of interest to help players master this challenging game.
Introduction to Basic Gameplay (Shiren)
Items Information on all items.
Locations Detailed pages for all dungeons and other locations.
Towns
Dungeons
Monsters Information on all monsters.
Special Enemies Details on all bosses and special enemies.
NPCs Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.
Allies
Others
Quests All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.
Side Quests
Post-Story Quests
Other General pages that don't fit in other categories.
Community Miscellaneous interesting stories, challenges and archived information from the Moonlit Village player community.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Shiren the Wanderer: Moonlight Village Monster.

In other language[edit | edit source]

Language Name
Japanese Flag of Japan.png 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレンGB 月影村の怪物, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB: Moonlit-Village Monster
Korean Flag of South Korea.png 풍래의 시렌GB 이상한던전- 월령촌의 괴물 (Unofficial)

See Also[edit | edit source]

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer series
Mainline Titles Mystery Dungeon 2: Shiren the Wanderer (SFC) • BS Shiren the Wanderer: Save Surala (BS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB: Moonlit-Village Monster (GB) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2 - Shiren's Castle and the Oni Invasion (N64) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB2: Magic Castle of the Desert (GBC) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! (DC) • Shiren the Wanderer (Wii) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel (DS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (DS)
Ports & Remakes Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS • Smartphone) • Shiren the Wanderer: Moonlight-Village Monster (Win • Android) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert (DS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! for Windows (Win) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 Portable (PSP) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel (PSP) •  Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Vita • Switch • PC)
Spin-off Shiren Monsters Shiren Monsters: Netsal (GBA) • 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)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 不思議のダンジョン風来のシレンGB〜月影村の怪物〜 (ja). Famitsu. Enterbrain. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved on March 8, 2021.
  2. 「風来のシレン インターネット版」パッケージ版の発売が決定! (ja). 4gamer (2002-12-05). Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved on March 8, 2021.
  3. AI (2011-05-27). 風来のシレン"がAndroidにやってきた。「不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン 月影村の怪物 for Android」は本日配信開始 (ja). 4gamer. Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved on March 8, 2021.
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  5. 不思議のダンジョン風来のシレンGB〜月影村の怪物〜 まとめ [ゲームボーイ] (ja). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved on March 8, 2021.
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  8. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified.前田尋之 (2018-11-29). (ja) pp. 116. G-WALK. ISBN: 9784862978226.