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Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon
トルネコの大冒険 不思議のダンジョン
Torneko's Great Adventure - Mystery Dungeon cover art.png
Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Chunsoft
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Genre(s) Role-playing video game, Roguelike
Mode(s) Single player
Version 1.0
Director Tadashi Fukuzawa
Producer Koichi Nakamura
Designer Yuji Horii
Kumiko Harada
Programmer Takenori Yamamori
Artist Akira Toriyama
Writer Yuji Horii
Composer Koichi Sugiyama
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png September 19, 1993
Additional info
Media / distribution 16MB SFC Cartridge
The RPG that can be played thousands of times!
~ Torneko's Great Adventure's tagline from the box art. The quote would be later used for many titles related to the Mystery Dungeon series.

Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon (Japanese: トルネコの大冒険 不思議のダンジョン) is a spin-off game based on Dragon Quest Ⅳ: Chapters of the Chosen developed and published by Chunsoft, on Super Famicom in 1993. It is the first set of the Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon series as well as the very first Mystery Dungeon game to be released, succeeding with the creation of the series.

The game features Torneko, a merchant first encountered in the third chapter of Dragon Quest Ⅳ, where he wishes to make his store famous by venturing through mystery dungeons so he could retrieve valuable items to stock in his store.

Fans of the game would refer to this game by the short name Torneko 1.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Under construction; editing is allowed and encouraged.

Reception[edit | edit source]

The game received a generally good rating. In November 1993, Famitsū magazine's Reader Cross Review gave the game a 9/10.

Because of the success of the game, the latter received multiple goodies such as strategy guides, an album arrangement, mangas and more within the following months. It later received an indirect sequel that would eventually spin the Mystery Dungeon series into its own franchise in 1995 entitled Mystery Dungeon 2: Shiren the Wanderer and a direct sequel and a successor to this game titled World of Dragon Warrior: Torneko: The Last Hope in 1999. In 2006, the game was ranked 78th by the readers of the Famitsū magazine in its top 100 games of all time behind many other Mystery Dungeon and Dragon Quest games.[1]

Sales[edit | edit source]

While the game was not as popular as the mainline Dragon Quest series, it was well received with over 800,000 copies sold in total and only in Japan.[2]

Categories[edit | edit source]

All content about Torneko's Great Adventure 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 Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon
Gameplay Elements Information on aspects of the game that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.
Buried items • Defeat • Monster Houses • States • Traps & Floor Tiles • Torneko (player character) • Base • Leveling • Power • Stairs
Guides Topics of interest to help players master this challenging game.
Introduction to Basic Gameplay (Dragon Quest)
Items Information on all items.
Weapons • Shields • Rings • Herbs • Food • Projectiles • Staves • Scrolls • Misc. Items
Locations Information on towns and dungeons.
Towns Castle • New Village
Dungeons Trial Dungeon • Mysterious Dungeon • Bonus Dungeon
Monsters Information on all monsters but not NPCs.
NPCs Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.
Quests All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.
Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9 • Final Chapter
Post-Story Quest Post Chapter
General Categorization
Other Content gathered or related to the games that does not otherwise fit into the important categories.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon.

In other language[edit | edit source]

Language Name
Japanese Flag of Japan.png トルネコの大冒険 不思議のダンジョン, Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon
Korean Flag of South Korea.png 톨네코의 대모험 이상한던전 (Unofficial)
Simplified Chinese Flag of China.png 特鲁尼克大冒险 不思议的迷宫 (Unofficial)

Other Dragon Quest MD Titles[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon series
Mainline Titles Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon (SFC) • World of Dragon Warrior: Torneko: The Last Hope (PS1) • Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3: Mystery Dungeon (PS2) • Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon (PS2)
Ports Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 2 Advance: Mystery Dungeon (GBA) • Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 Advance: Mystery Dungeon (GBA)
Mobile Dragon Quest Mystery Dungeon Mobile  • Dragon Quest More Mystery Dungeon Mobile

External Sources[edit | edit source]