Roguelikes, specifically the Mystery Dungeon
variety of the kind made by Chunsoft (and roguelikes made in the style of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon
game), are booming. The list currently includes three DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
games, two Izunas, Shiren the Wanderer, Tao's Adventure
, and homebrew games
. That's a lot
of random dungeons.
Roguelikes are a very strange genre: death as an essential part of gameplay, and extreme
difficulty in general, are unusual for the DS, and things like random dungeons seem archaic at first. If you've gotten into one of these, were you always a Mystery Dungeon
fan? Or did the explosion of Mystery Dungeon
games on the DS get you interested?