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Topic: Monster World IV and Monster Land (Arcade) - May 10th!

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Bassman_Q

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So is MWIV similar to Shantae? And does it have continues and/or save points?
What about Wonder Boy III? Can you save/continue in that game if you die. I'm curious cuz I'm not sure which one to get first, but they both look interesting.

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Reala

22. Posted:

Its actually a lot like shantae except you use a sword instead of hair attack and yes there are save points through out MW4 as for WB3 there aren't save points exactly but since its a VCA title you effectively have infinite continues and at least restart on the level you died each time.

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CanisWolfred

23. Posted:

Wonderboy III isn't VCA, but I'm assuming he's talking about Monster Land anyways.

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SteveW

24. Posted:

Does anyone know if Wonderboy in Monster Land arcade is in English?

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CanisWolfred

25. Posted:

It is. It was never Japanese only.

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SKTTR

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Wonder Boy III has a password system and unlimited continues. So with the Wii suspend save, you can play this game just as if it had a save slot. If you want to change the save slot just type in a different password. But there's no need to coz if you're playing alone then it's comfortable as long as you always go back to the Wii menu before shutting down the game. I definately recommend this game anyway. It's the best Master System 2D-platformer/action-adventure and still great fun to play! And man, it's just 500pts. It has great graphics, and the most memorable tunes in a Master System game ever. It deserves a 10/10 in my book. :)

Anyway, I downloaded the 2 new Wonder Boy games today, and I noticed the arcade sound in Wonder Boy in Monster Land is noisier/lo-fi than the FM Synthesizer from the Master System version. That MS synth definately has a better quality than the '87 arcade sound. But I like that you have unlimited continues in the arcade version. I could never beat the Master System version because you had only 1 life. The game is great still and with many tries I got to the final dungeon often and to the final boss once. The arcade version should be a breeze. But first I will play Monster World IV which was the last Wonder Boy missing in my VC collection and the only one I never played. I started it today, and I'm in the first tower but I need to backtrack and find some energy first. So far it looks pretty good.

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KingMike

27. Posted:

SKTTR wrote:

Wonder Boy III has a password system and unlimited continues.

Actually, there was two Wonder Boy IIIs and no Wonder Boy IV. :P
Monster Lair (which I believe is essentially a shoot-em-up) and The Dragon's Trap, which I believe is the one you're thinking of.

Wonder Boy (arcade/SMS. Ported to NES as Adventure Island)
Wonder Boy in Monster Land (arcade/SMS. Ported to PC-Engine as Bikkuriman World and Famicom as Saiyuuki World)
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (arcade and TurboGrafx)
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS/GG, Monster World II in Japan. Ported to TurboGrafx as The Dragon's Curse and PCE as Adventure Island)
Wonder Boy V: Monster World III (SMS/Genesis. Ported to TurboGrafx as Dynastic Hero.)
Monster World IV (Japanese MD exclusive)

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28. Posted:

Man, im having alot of fun with this. I just had to say..

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DarkEdi

29. Posted:

KingMike wrote:

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS/GG, Monster World II in Japan. Ported to TurboGrafx as The Dragon's Curse and PCE as Adventure Island)

Wait! Another Adventure Island? Which is? or maybe is a simple text error. Explainme please, i don´t want to buy a repeat game (i love both series).

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CanisWolfred

30. Posted:

If you just look up a video, you'll see it's a completely different game, they just called it something similar in Japan.

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Gamma_128

31. Posted:

odd69 wrote:

Man, im having alot of fun with this. I just had to say..

Monster World IV? I agree. My favorite in the series was Monster World II, but I think this might end up being my favorite...

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Reala

32. Posted:

Oh sorry was commenting on Monster Land rather than WB3 in my last comment, as for WB3 it has you changing into various hybrid forms kind of like wonderboys version of majora sort of but without all the timed stuff going on, but kinda ties in with a Shantae like experience too as there are transformations in that series as well.

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KingMike

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DarkEdi wrote:

KingMike wrote:

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS/GG, Monster World II in Japan. Ported to TurboGrafx as The Dragon's Curse and PCE as Adventure Island)

Wait! Another Adventure Island? Which is? or maybe is a simple text error. Explainme please, i don´t want to buy a repeat game (i love both series).

Yeah, confusingly Hudson Soft called the Japanese version of Dragon's Curse "Adventure Island" while calling the game known in the west as New Adventure Island "Takahashi Meijin no Shin Boukenjima" (Master Takahashi's New Adventure Island)

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34. Posted:

Gamma_128 wrote:

odd69 wrote:

Man, im having alot of fun with this. I just had to say..

Monster World IV? I agree. My favorite in the series was Monster World II, but I think this might end up being my favorite...

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Xilef

35. Posted:

So what kind of games are Monster World/Land? I hear people talk about them but i have no idea what kind of games they are. :S

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CanisWolfred

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Xilef wrote:

So what kind of games are Monster World/Land? I hear people talk about them but i have no idea what kind of games they are. :S

Here you go.

I don't mean to be a jerk, but c'mon, if you don't know what a game is, all you have to do is look it up.:P

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Gamesake

37. Posted:

Xilef wrote:

So what kind of games are Monster World/Land? I hear people talk about them but i have no idea what kind of games they are. :S

They are tough, 2D side scrolling, Action/RPGs with a huge emphasis on platforming. I'm playing Monster World IV right now and it's kind of like The Adventure of Link but a million times better than that. If you want to experience one yourself I'd start with Monster World IV.

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KingMike

38. Posted:

It would seem Monster LAND is a standard platform game. Go from point A to point B, though along the way you buy power-ups with gold you find by killing enemies or jumping randomly.
Except for the last level, which is reportedly an infuriatingly-complicated maze. Supposedly you can choose one of two power-ups at the start, one that tells you where to go in the maze, or one that will make it easier to kill the boss if you can ever find it. :P

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SparkOfSpirit

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I beat Monster World IV for the first time ever, and I really dug it. I had beaten the Dynastic Hero (Wonderboy In Monster World) before, but I never quite got to the end of Dragon's Trap/Curse. I have to say, this is a pretty underrated series that really deserves a lot more attention.

I definitely wouldn't say no to a Monster World V. Especially if they made it for the 3DS.

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CanisWolfred

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Why 3DS? The whole series is on the Wii and PC, and will soon be on PSN and XBLA. The 3DS is the last place I would put Monster World V if I were Sega.

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