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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 Genesis Buying things
Wonder Boy in Monster World Genesis Castle
Wonder Boy in Monster World Genesis How to gain access to the treasure chest?
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System One of the villagers

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Wonder Boy in Monster World Screenshot
Wonder Boy in Monster World Screenshot
Wonder Boy in Monster World Screenshot
Wonder Boy in Monster World Screenshot

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
  • "ワンダーボーイⅤ モンスターワールドⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Supersonic Genesis Jun, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Sega Pro (Germany) SEGA Master System May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Genesis May, 1992 83 out of 100 83 SEGA Master System Dec 18, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81 (UK) Wii May 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Mar 04, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Micro News Genesis Dec, 1991 15 out of 20 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Apr, 1994 36 out of 50 72
Megablast SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Sega Power SEGA Master System 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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