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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 Eleanora thanks you
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System The Inn
Wonder Boy in Monster World Genesis Looks like a Mario game
Wonder Boy in Monster World TurboGrafx CD The Village of Fairies

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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

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis May 10, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Interface Genesis 1992 94 out of 100 94
Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92 Genesis Feb 21, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Sega Pro (Germany) SEGA Master System May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Legendra Genesis 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Micro News Genesis Dec, 1991 15 out of 20 75
Legendra TurboGrafx CD Oct 03, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Megablast TurboGrafx CD Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Wii May 04, 2007 7 out of 10 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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