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Wonder Boy in Monster World

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PlayStation 3
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Genesis
86
3.5
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3.0
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Description

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.


Screenshots

Wonder Boy in Monster World TurboGrafx CD Opening demo
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Climbing a vine
Wonder Boy in Monster World TurboGrafx CD Title screen
Wonder Boy in Monster World SEGA Master System Title

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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The Press Says

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis May 10, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Joystick (French) Genesis Dec, 1991 90 out of 100 90
SegaFan.com Genesis Oct 26, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 04, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Legendra SEGA Master System 2001 8 out of 10 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
GamePro (US) TurboGrafx CD Jun, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Genesis Game in 1992

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