Wonder Boy in Monster World

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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 The Dark Forest
Wonder Boy in Monster World TurboGrafx CD The Desert
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System The Inn
Wonder Boy in Monster World Genesis Equipping

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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Interface Genesis 1992 94 out of 100 94
SegaFan.com Genesis Oct 26, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Retrogaming History SEGA Master System Mar 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Genesis 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Micro News Genesis Dec, 1991 15 out of 20 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1994 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Jan 09, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Legendra TurboGrafx CD Oct 03, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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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