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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 TurboGrafx CD Queen Lilifa
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Shion goes to heaven
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Access Denied
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System The Dark Forest

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

Interface Genesis 1992 94 out of 100 94
Supersonic Genesis Jun, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 21, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Sega Pro (Germany) SEGA Master System May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Genesis May, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Wii Jan 09, 2008 7 out of 10 70
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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