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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 SEGA Master System Say hello to the blue knight
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Access Denied
Wonder Boy in Monster World TurboGrafx CD Lake Town

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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

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Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis May 10, 2009 10 out of 10 100 Genesis Oct 26, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1992 84 out of 100 84 Genesis Jan 17, 2010 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Mar 04, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72
Megablast SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Megablast TurboGrafx CD Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
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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