Shiren 1 DS:Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (Japanese: 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン DS) is a roguelike game developed and published by Chunsoft, released for the Nintendo DS in 2006. It is not only the first set of games for the Shiren the Wanderer series but also the first series in the Mystery Dungeon franchise to use original characters. A port on smartphones based on the remake was later released in 2019 exclusively in Japan despite having an official English translation.
Due to the popularity of a high quality patch for the original release, this wiki covers fan-translated names alongside the official names where applicable. English-speaking fans of the game almost universally refer to this game by the short name Shiren 1. See the Shiren the Wanderer series page above for more information on official and unofficial names.
Plot[edit | edit source]
To fulfill the wish of his deceased friend, Shiren's journey to reach the top of Table Mountain begins, where legends tell of a city of gold, home of the Golden Condor. Joining him is Koppa, his talking weasel companion, who was enticed by the legend of the golden city.
Reception[edit | edit source]
Shiren the Wanderer received "mixed or average reviews" upon release, according to the review aggregator Metacritic, but has later received more praise: in 2011, 1UP.com ranked it as the fifteenth best Nintendo DS game; in 2014, Hardcore Gamer called it "one of the finest roguelikes ever created"; and in 2016, IGN ranked it as the eighth best dungeon crawler of all time. Additionally, Gamasutra ranked it as the third best handheld game of the year in their "Best of 2008" list.
Categories[edit | edit source]
All content about Shiren the Wanderer, its Nintendo DS remake and Mobile port are 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 DS|
|Gameplay Elements||Information on aspects of the game that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.|
|Adventure Log • Backtracking • Curses • Fay's Puzzles • Gitan • Inns • Melding and Seals • Monster Houses • Removed and Unused content • Rescues (Adventure While Awaiting Rescue • Rescues • Rescue Reward Items) • Reward Items: Fay's Puzzles • Shiren (player character) • Shops (Dungeon Shops) • Smiths • Special Rooms • States & Status Conditions • Title Screen Icons • The Winds of Kron • Traps (Broken Trap Recycling) • Unidentified Items • Wagons • Warehouses|
|Guides||Topics of interest to help players master this challenging game.|
|Introduction to Basic Gameplay: (Shiren) • Beginner's Guide • Table Mountain Strategy • Final Puzzle Strategy • Final Puzzle Printable Item Checklist • Monster House Strategy • Trap Strategy • Meat Strategy • Thievery • Tips and Tricks • Identifying Items • Fun with Gitan • Fun with Gitan Mamels • Stream Village Shopping Spree • Last Resort Strategy|
|Items||Information on all items.|
|Armbands • Herbs • Jars • Projectiles • Riceballs • Scrolls • Staves • Weapons • Shields • Monster Meat • Miscellaneous Items • Rescue Reward Items|
|Locations||Information on towns and dungeons.|
|Towns||Canyon Hamlet • Bamboo Village • Mountaintop Town (The Cliffs Restaurant) • Janus Valley • Cryptic Rock Valley • Underground Stream Village • Golden City|
|Dungeons||Road to the Hamlet • Table Mountain • Kitchen God Shrine • Scroll Cave • Ravine of the Dead • Ceremonial Cave • Tainted Path • Fay's Final Puzzle|
|Monsters||Information on all monsters but not NPCs.|
|Special Enemies||Information on all bosses and special enemies.|
|Shopkeeper • Sheriff • Guard Dog • Tainted Insect • Tainted Soldier • Tainted Queen • King of the Kigny|
|NPCs||Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.|
|Koppa • Kechi the Masseur • Oryu the Blinder • Pekeji • Girl (Surala) • Naoki the Wandering Chef • The Golden Condor • Borg Mamel|
|Quests||All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.|
|Rescue the Golden Condor|
|Recruitment Quest||Kechi the Masseur • My Brother Pekeji • Oryu the Blinder|
|Side Quest||The Blacksmith's Apprentice • Gaibara's Pottery • Naoki and The Cliffs • Bungee Jumping • The Little Lost Girl|
|Post-Story Quest||Rescue Pekeji • Rescue Gaibara • Rescue Naoki • Rescue the Inhabitants of Cryptic Rock Valley|
|Community||Miscellaneous interesting stories, challenges and archived information from the Shiren player community.|
|Wiki||Fan Patch - Monster Meat • Research & Contributions|
|Challenges||Minimalist Challenge • Time Attack Speed Run Challenge|
|Archive||Fan Theories • Friend Codes • InvHerbStory • Rescue Passwords for Items • (Rescue Password Generator) • Rescue Password Archive|
|Other||Miscellaneous interesting stories, challenges and archived information from the Shiren player community.|
|Both||Commercials • News Archive • Soundtrack|
|Version Differences||Everything about the differences between the original SFC release, the DS remake and the Mobile port.|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer.
In other language[edit | edit source]
|English||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer|
|Japanese||不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン DS, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS|
|French||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer|
|Spanish||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer|
Mazmorra Misteriosa: Shiren el Vagabundo (Unofficial)
|German||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer|
|Italian||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer|
|Korean||풍래의 시렌 이상한던전 (Unofficial)|
|Chinese||Simplified||千变的迷宫 风来的希炼 (Unofficial)|
|Traditional||千變的迷宮 風來的希煉 (Unofficial)|
Other Shiren the Wanderer Titles[edit | edit source]
|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: Demon Invasion! Shiren Castle! (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)|
External Sources[edit | edit source]
- Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer for DS Reviews. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2016-09-13. Retrieved on 2016-09-21.
- Parish, Jeremy (2011-02-15). Departing Salute - The Best of DS #15: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on 2016-10-16. Retrieved on 2016-10-16.
- Khan, Jahanzeb (2014-09-18). Pocket Power: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Archived from the original on 2015-10-08. Retrieved on 2016-10-16.
- The Top 10 Dungeon Crawlers of All Time. Ziff Davis (2016-07-07). Archived from the original on 2016-07-08. Retrieved on 2016-09-21.
- Gamasutra's Best Of 2008. UBM plc (2008-12-31). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved on 2016-10-17.