Monster World IV Comes Westward, Finally
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
If the OFLC is to be believed
We've got almost every single Wonder Boy game ever made available on Virtual Console, including several double entries with different names. However, one game has been missing all this time. Monster World IV, the final game in the series, is frequently regarded to be the very best of them all and is, without a doubt, one of the best-looking Mega Drive games ever made. Unfortunately, it has also been Japan-exclusive forever, including on the Virtual Console. Until now.
The OFLC has rated a bunch of new things for Australia, and Monster World IV just so happens to be one of them. Of course, you shouldn't go completely wild with joy just yet: Sega has been rereleasing Mega Drive games on other platforms (Such as Steam) recently, so it could also very well be for one of those. On top of that, it would be the most text-heavy import yet; so much so, in fact, that it would almost ruin the experience to release it untranslated. However, as Sega was recently allowed to add online multiplayer to Puyo Puyo, perhaps Nintendo has softened up and now also allows translation where possible.
We've given it its own page on the site for now, but keep in mind that it is not 100% confirmed that it will indeed be a Virtual Console release. Regardless if it will or will not be, however, at least this classic will finally be released elsewhere in the world.