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Monster World was once a peaceful region. Then, the peace was shattered by an invading army of monsters. A young man named Shion vowed to defeat them and make his land peaceful again.

Wonder Boy In Monster World is the third game in the Monster World spin-off series, originally known as Wonder Boy 5: Monster World 3. It puts the player in control of Shion in his quest to save Monster World from the evil hands of BioMeka. It controls like a standard platform game - run, jump, and kill enemies. The game has light RPG elements such as talking to townsfolk, collecting money to buy items, upgrading your life, and equipping a variety of armor and weapons - staying very close to the Zelda format. You can save your game to continue your quest at a later time.


Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Purapril, the Aqua Capital
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System It's snowing in Crystal Land
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System "A face-stump? Ain't seen one of those before"
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Alsedo, the Fairy Village

Alternate Titles

  • "超英雄伝説ダイナスティックヒーロー" -- Japanese PCE (TurboGrafx) CD title spelling
  • "Wonder Boy 5: Monster World 3" -- Japanese title
  • "Dynastic Hero" -- TurboGrafx CD title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Pro (Germany) May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1993 10 out of 12 83 Dec 18, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Legendra 2001 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Mar 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Megablast Dec, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Sega Power Jan, 1993 57 out of 100 57


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Turma da Mônica na Terra dos Monstros

A version of this game was released in Brazil called Turma da Mônica na Terra dos Monstros, which translates to "Monica's Gang in Monster Land". Instead of Shion, you played Mônica, a character based from a famous Brazilian comic, which still makes a lot of success with the kids. Other characters from the comics also appear in the game, such as Anjinho, Cebolinha, Magali and Bidu.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Genesis Game in 1992

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*Katakis* (38170) added Wonder Boy in Monster World (SEGA Master System) on Apr 05, 2004
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