(TG-16 / TurboGrafx-16)

The Dynastic Hero (TG-16 / TurboGrafx-16)

Game Profile

The Dynastic Hero is an action RPG featuring a cast of insect characters. The story begins with the invasion of their peaceful homeland of Tarron by the evil Drilkor Empire. Rushing to the insects’ aid is Dyna, the prince of Beetras! Take control of Dyna as he battles through action-filled stages.

Equip weapons and items to vanquish the relentless foes, and acquire special items that enable you to brave the journey across the perilous desert or open sea. But it’s not just all action. Correctly answer multiple-choice quizzes, and play the ocarina to find the right melody to open doors. Plus, there are countless traps and other puzzles packed into this fun game to keep you entertained and ensure you continue coming back for more!

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

Take control of Dyna as he battles through action-filled stages.

Dynastic Hero is basically identical to the Megadrive Wonderboy in Monsterworld. Anyone who has played this MD classic will know that this is no bad thing - it's one of the strongest titles in the Wonderboy series. However, this version features different...

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User Comments (22)



Drake said:

It's hard to say - If you lived in Japan I'd say no doubt get Wonder Boy in Monster World, as Mega Drive games are 600 points in Japan instead of 800. The differences are very, very minor, I personally prefer Wonder Boy in Monster World though, The Dynastic Hero has odd orchestrated music which, in my opinion, doesn't fit with the game.



deggs said:

Here's a review i found online about the differences between the two games...


to be honest, if the wii had a bigger hard drive, i'd hands down go with the turbo cd version because i kinda like the music i've heard for that one and music is a major part of the gaming experience for me. still, i have no idea at this point. though and i'm glad i didn't rush out and get the MD version right away because i had a feeling this might happen...



Jazzem said:

I'd actually quite like to play this, but I can't justify getting it after having Wonderboy in Monster World. It's an excellent game in any case



Corbs said:

The 8 bucks is pretty cheap considering the US version of this game goes for over $350 on ebay the few times it actually shows up there. I'm just glad I kept my original. Who knows, I might sell it now that this is available on the VC. Great game, but if you've already got Wonderboy in Monster World, there's not much new to see with this one.



Michael said:

PAL owners would surely be better off with this 60hz version than the squished down bordered 14% slower mega drive version sega has chosen to deliver



michinmuri said:

Haven't gotten it yet, but from watching the videos and wanting this so badly back in the day, I have to try it. It was one of the few good Turbo games I never got to play. I can't wait to try it (and yes, I'm STILL waiting and drooling for Y's I+II.)



michinmuri said:

I got it and I love it. I know some of you may get the MD version due to visuals, but as much as like good graphics, I am a complete audiophile for the Turbo games. The music in this game is outstanding. As one reviewer previously stated, there are a few songs here and there that don't really seem to fit, but most of the songs do fit the theme of each stage and all of the music is eautiful none the less. Also, the graphics aren't quite that much worse than the MD version, so it's not such a big deal. Yes the MD has paralax scrolling, but I don't think you'd miss it if you weren't used to it.

Putting the comparisons to the side, this game is just a lot of fun. It's very much like Dragons Curse but with much better music and nice visuals. So fa I've yet to find any major flaws with it, and the fact that it is such a nicely done game, it's fun, and my nostalgia factor had been waiting about 15 years to play this really makes me love it. 5 stars from me!



Don said:

It might be worth downloading again if you already own the Sega Genesis version as the TurboGraphx CD version of this game is very rare and you'll have a copy of a rare game for a low price.



Cally said:

I actually downloaded both versions and prefer this one--in general I hate that tinny noise the Genesis (Megadrive) calls "music" (though some developers have managed to get some good sound out of it somehow). I've heard lots of people say the Turbo CD's music "doesn't fit the game at all at times," and in one or two cases I tend to agree, but in general the CD-quality soundtrack is a huge plus as far as I'm concerned with some--I dare say it--sublime stuff. Otherwise, the resolution is a lot higher in this version (you'll really appreciate this on a larger screen) which is really nice also. And hey, if you're using a Classic Controller, you have those two rapid-fire buttons that will make you the fastest sword-swinger ever.

Beyond comparisons, I enjoyed this game. It's kind of low-key, and sometimes its exploration elements and item fetching don't feel completely well-conceived (I didn't bother taking very much time finding some previously-inaccessible item pickups), along with some repetitive level design, but I give this game a big thumbs-up for a highly-pleasant gaming experience with, in my opinion, enhanced presentation thanks to the CD format. 4/5

. . .

Okay, the Turbo CD's armor is just stupid.



sammy said:

This is a priceless game. I cant believe the selections that they are releasing on VC from the tg16 library. Top quality.

I finished it the other day and im sad. Did anyone notice that the sound is a little bit out of sync. Not to the point of being annoying.



Dazza said:

Yeah it is a TG-CD game, we just had it priced incorrectly since the switch to the new website



vicviper said:

I get confused with all the Wonderboy titles...There's some out on the Master System, Mega Drive and the Turbo Duo...Then some are remakes of earlier ones (in the case of the Turbo Grafx/Duo). Bloody confusing. Want to buy this or Dragon's Curse. Which one's best??




Pretty cool game! but what about the valis series on duo between us and japan? wonderboy games are awsome indeed but i want valis as well.



CanisWolfred said:

Yeah, the orchastral music just doesn't seem to fit with this game. I actually prefer the tunes in the Genesis version.



JTC-Pingas said:

I'm on the fence wether I should get this or not. It would be my 1st Turbo-Grafx CD game.

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