(Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Game Profile

Eleven years have gone by since Tom-Tom rescued his girlfriend Tanya from the clutches of the evil King.

Word of Tom-Tom's dangerous adventure soon spread throughout Wonder Land. The people were very proud of him and gave Tom-Tom the highest honor of all - the legendary name of Wonder Boy. With the evil King defeated, Wonder Land returned to its peaceful state, and for over one decade, the kingdom was a paradise, and everything and everyone lived happily together.

Eventually, the peace was broken when a ferocious fire-breathing dragon appeared out of nowhere and took over Wonder Land with an army of evil, monsterous henchmen, causing Wonder Land was immediately thrown into utter chaos. Defenseless that they were, the people were quickly taken over and the tranquil and serene kingdom was transformed into a land of demons and devils. Wonder Land was now a Monster Land. Tom-Tom was summoned to set out on a journey, destroy this dragon, and restore peace once again. Tom-Tom is Wonder Land's last hope.

There are twelve locations in which Tom-Tom must venture through, including (but not limited to): the city of Wonder Land, Valley of Peace, The Coastal Town of Baraboro, The Mam Desert, and Pororo Islands. During his journey, he must defeat monsters with the sword that he got at the beginning of his adventure. These monsters will leave either gold coins or bags of cash, which he can use to buy better weapons, shields, armors, and boots. At the end of each location, there is usually a boss that Tom-Tom must defeat in order to obtain a gold key that will unlock the exit gate, as well as plenty of gold coins or bags of cash. If he touches any enemies, or is shot at, he will lose health. During his travels, Tom-Tom must take note of the hourglass; if the hourglass display sands at the bottom, he must get another one that appears out of nowhere, or he'll also lose health. There are two ways in which he can restore it. He can either go into bars to have a drink that will restore it and get a hint about what lies ahead as well, or go into hospitals and heal himself to restore the lost health.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Mike Mason

Boy wonder

The Wonder Boy franchise is one of many treasured relics from SEGA's past. Dedicated fans have clamoured for a new entry in the platform series ever since the 1994 Mega Drive release of the sixth title, Monster World IV. For now, though, they'll have to...

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User Comments (8)

KeeperBvK

#1

KeeperBvK said:

I even played the Arcade version once in Tokyo. ^^ Kinda unnecessary release, really, despite the game still being great.

brooks83

#3

brooks83 said:

I don't think the arcade version was released outside of Japan. Does this mean it has been translated too?

ToxieDogg

#5

ToxieDogg said:

Really glad to see this on the VC...the Master System version looks the part but it just doesn't 'feel' quite right and the collision detection is actually terrible in places (like a lot of Master System games unfortunately) and makes the game much harder than it should be, plus unlike the arcade game, there's no continues on the Master System version. I've never played the Turbografx version, mind. It's a superb game that deserves to be played as originally intended though. I'd also like to see the proper arcade version of the original Wonder Boy released too, as the Master System version was too easy and redesigned some of the stages completely (making the game feel butchered), and Adventure Island on the NES, whilst a very good clone, just didn't feel quite as good.

Gamma_128

#7

Gamma_128 said:

According to the video on Nintendo's site, yes, it's in English. The title screen's also different from the one shown here (I think the one on here is from an English bootleg).

Alucard83

#8

Alucard83 said:

yes it's been translated! ON xbox 360 version that is! You still can choose to play US/JP or EU version! XBOX RULES! Nuff said

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