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Wonder Boy (SEGA Master System)

73
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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95
Génération 4
Inutile de vous préciser que j'ai été conquis par ce jeu merveilleux. Tout y est : les bons et les méchants, les beaux et les vilains, les bonus et les pièges. Les graphismes sont hors du commun et l'on aimerait voir beaucoup d'autres logiciels comme celui-ci. A NE PAS MANQUER.
90
Retrogaming History
Eccezionale platform, incredibilmente divertente. Certo non ha una struttura complessa e forse a lungo andare risulta un tantino ripetitivo ma si fregia di un level design di prima qualità e di un incedere ritmico e veloce. Secondo me è al livello del grande Mario. Anche se non può piacere a tutti io vi consiglio di provarlo
90
Retrogaming.it
Se dovessi dare un voto alla giocabilità di questo titolo basandomi sulle prime partite darei un 10: il gioco è divertentissimo, ben studiato in ogni passaggio, ogni salto è stato pensato per dare il massimo del divertimento, la risposta ai comandi è ottima anche se bisogna un attimo prendere la mano sulla gestione dei salti, tutto farebbe pensare ad un capolavoro assoluto, purtroppo però il gioco è molto ripetitivo, praticamente si fa sempre la stessa cosa solo che diventa sempre più difficile.
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Game Freaks 365
Wonder Boy is without a doubt one of the best games for the Master System. Three excellent sequels followed, which I will be reviewing in the future. They're totally different than this particular game, but it's still a lot of fun to play an old title like this and find it just as good as when you remember picking it up at the store. Plus, it's one of the best games to use to compare and contrast the abilities of the SMS and NES, the former winning out this time. If you have a Master System and don't own this game, make a point to get it as soon as possible. It is easily in the top ten.
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VideoGame
Você deve ajudar Wonder Boy a salvar sua namorada, raptada pelo vilão. São nove áreas, com quatro "rounds" cada - estes divididos em quatro regiões.
79
Happy Computer
Überhaupt stimmt bei Wonderboy fast alles. Von der Präsentation über Grafik und Sound bis hin zum Spielwitz, der ja nicht unbedeutend ist. Da das gesamte Spiel recht komplex ist, ist für langen Spielspaß garantiert, auch wenn sich manche Spielszenen im Lauf der Zeit wiederholen. Nur eine Kleinigkeit hält mich von einem noch überschwenglicheren Kommentar zu Wonderboy ab: Wenn zuviele Sprites nebeneinander auf dem Bildschirm erscheinen, fangen diese an zu flimmern. Dies ist bei einigen Situationen etwas störend, sollte aber niemanden nur deswegen vom Kauf dieses Superspiels abhalten.
74
Megablast
Wie schon angedeutet: geradliniges Gameplay, geradliniger Spielspaß.
73
Retroage
Wonder Boy to bardzo dobry platformer w oldschoolowym stylu. Nie mam wątpliwości, że pomimo wspomnianych wcześniej wad, każdy fan zręcznościówek spędzi miłe chwile z tym tytułem. Polecam!
70
Tilt
Le côté le plus attrayant concerne la diversité des situations due à une grande variété d'obstacles et d'agresseurs. Un jeu correctement réalisé mais d'un intérêt limité.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Wonder Boy apporte des concepts de jeu nouveau comme l'utilisation d'un skateboard pour parcourir les levels à toute vitesse ou la nécessité de s'alimenter pour ne pas mourir de faim. Malheureusement, le soft est alourdi par un level design assez redondant et une réalisation minimaliste qui l'empêchent d'avoir une aura aussi forte que le Mario de Nintendo. Néanmoins, le soft reste une petite perle vidéoludique de par le divertissement qu'il offre et son aspect addictif prononcé.
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HonestGamers
Wonder Boy is a good action game for the Master System, and should provide at least a few days of colourful platformer fun—especially if you're an Adventure Island fan.
60
VideoGame
Esta espécie de Tarzan tem como missão - advinhe! - salvar a namorada seqüestrada. São 10 fases, com subfases. Durante o jogo, que se passa na Idade da Pedra, você tem de juntar 36 bonecas para conseguir chegar até o final.
55
Random Access
In any case, this title started a series of successful Wonder Boy games that soon stepped in a more RPG direction, as well as a completely different and unintended series whose popularity slightly eclipsed its source material. But the original Wonder Boy game, though novel, is very basic and often a bit too challenging for casual players. It does show its age through its use of repetition as a game mechanic; it is indeed unfortunate that its gameplay gets dry after a while. Still, there is fun to be found here for fans of pure action titles from way-back-when.
55
Defunct Games
I suppose Sega should get some points for giving Master System owners an arcade perfect port of Wonder Boy, but with uninspired level designs, terrible controls, and dull power ups, this just isn't one adventure most people want to relive. Master System owners looking for a 2D platformer in the same vein as Super Mario Bros. need look elsewhere... this isn't even close.
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The Video Game Critic
The bright, tropical graphics are inviting enough, but the repetitive "happy" tunes will really get on your nerves. The controls are poorly designed. There's a jump button and a throw button, and pressing both lets you jump extra high. Unfortunately, the "normal" jump is totally useless, so you're forced to spend the whole game mashing both buttons at the same time - pretty lame. On the bright side, the skateboard sequences do pick up the pace of the game, and there are frequent checkpoints and unlimited continues. But let's face it - there's nothing here that distinguishes Wonder Boy from any other generic side-scroller.