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BS Fuurai no Shiren: Surara wo Sukue
- BSShirentitle
The title screen for BS Fūrai no Shiren.
Developer(s) Enix
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) St.GIGA
First Broadcast(s) Apr. 28, 1996 Week 1
May 5, 1996 Week 2
May 12, 1996 Week 3
May 19, 1996 Week 4
Hours 17:00-19:00; 25:00-26:00
Download
location(s)
BS Wanderer's House, Game Factory, Bagupotamia Temple
Rerun(s) Jul. 1, 1996 - Jul. 27, 1996
Jul. 27, 1997 - Aug. 2, 1997
Required hardware 8M Memory Pack

BS Fūrai no Shiren: Surara wo Sukue (「BS風来のシレン スララを救え」) is a Downloadable 4-part Soundlink game for the Satellaview that was broadcast in at least 3 runs between April 28, 1996 and August 2, 1997.

GameplayEdit

The gameplay of BS Fūrai no Shiren: Surara wo Sukue is substantially similar to the earlier roguelike, Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fūrai no Shiren, a game released for the SFC on December 1, 1995 and subsequently localized for English markets in March 2008 as Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer for the Nintendo DS. BS Fūrai no Shiren also bears similarities to other Mystery Dungeon games including Dragon Quest Yangus, The Nightmare of Druaga, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.[1][2]

Like other Mystery Dungeon games, BS Fūrai no Shiren: Surara wo Sukue is set in a fantasy land based on feudal Japan, and it falls into the roguelike genre. The titular hero of the game, Shiren the Wanderer, moves in a turn-based fashion through a series of maps filled with monsters, traps, and items. The maps, referred to as dungeons, take a variety of forms including traditional dungeons, caves, forests, etc. When a player is slain, he begins at the start again with stats at the base level, however he can regain items that had previously been stored a warehouse.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Emulation historyEdit

BS Fūrai no Shiren does not currently exist as set of a fully dumped ROMs. Through the efforts of Satellaview ROM restoration sites like Elude Visibility, a ROM for Week 2 has been recovered[9][3] and is playable, however Weeks 1, 3, and 4 are still missing and remain a high priority for fans of the series.

Of related interest, BS Fūrai no Shiren appears to be thematically linked to the mysterious BS Torneko no Daibouken.[5][6] Based on teaser footage depicted in a 1990s Satellaview commercial, BS Torneko no Daibouken appears to be a Satellaview update to the original September 1993 Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon for SFC, the earliest game in the Mystery Dungeon series. The game is also linked to the Dragon Quest Series as the character Torneko is the merchant from Dragon Warrior IV. Current fan speculation seems to support the idea that BS Torneko no Daibouken was most likely canceled prior to a Satellaview release.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 KiddoCabbusses. BS Fuurai no Shiren: Surara wo Sukue, Dai-1-wa. Satellablog. 28 July 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 KiddoCabbusses. BS Fuurai no Shiren: Surara wo Sukue, Week 1. Satellablog. 28 July 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 KiddoCabbusses. BS Fuurai no Shiren Week 2. Satellablog. 6 August 2008.
  4. KiddoCabbusses. BS Fuurai no Shiren Week 2: The one I didn't record from an emulator.. Satellablog. 6 August 2008.
  5. 5.0 5.1 KiddoCabbusses. BS Fuurai no Shiren Week 3.. Satellablog. 28 August 2008.
  6. 6.0 6.1 KiddoCabbusses. Catch-up game: Posting BS Fuurai no Shiren Week 3.. Satellablog. 28 August 2008.
  7. KiddoCabbusses. BS Fuurai no Shiren – End. Satellablog. 24 October 2008.
  8. KiddoCabbusses. I'm finishing up BS Fuurai no Shiren as well, guys.. Satellablog. 24 October 2008.
  9. KiddoCabbusses. NEW ROM DUMP: BS Fuurai no Shiren Week 2.. Satellablog. 6 August 2008.

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