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Description

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair is a quite different game to most of the games in the Wonder Boy series. You play a green-haired dude who must attack the invaders that attempt to collect weapons and use them to destroy the land. The game starts out like a simple platform game, but it's just when Wonder Boy enters the skull further on that the game is transformed into a shoot 'em up, so basically the gameplay consists of action and shooter scenes.

In the action scenes, your vitality decreases as you make your way towards the skull, but this can be restored by collecting fruit. A wide variety of weapons can be picked up, and not only does these allow you to use the weapons for a limited amount of time, but they also increase your vitality.

In the shooter scenes, you ride your pink friend as you make your way through the scene. Here, your vitality remains static unless you are hit by an enemy passing by. As usual, there is a boss waiting for you at the end which you must defeat. Every boss changes color to show how much damage has been done to it. You have to defeat some bosses in two stages.

If your vitality gets low in each scene, you'll lose a life. You can also choose to have Wonder Girl join you, as two players can play the game.

Screenshots

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Genesis The boy is clinging onto the ledge for dear life
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Genesis Entering the skull
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Genesis Round 3 (Shooter Scene)
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair TurboGrafx CD Attacked by a bolding blue ape.

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Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Screenshot
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Screenshot
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Screenshot
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Monster Lair" -- TurboGrafx CD title

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Critic Reviews

PC Engine Gamer TurboGrafx CD Mar, 2011 927 out of 1000 93
Génération 4 TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx CD Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) TurboGrafx CD Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Raze Genesis Jul, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play TurboGrafx CD Nov, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 18, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
IGN Wii Apr 20, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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