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Monster World IV is a sequel to Wonder Boy 5: Monster World 3. The player controls Asha, the green-haired girlfriend of Shion, the hero of the previous game. One day, Asha was standing on a cliff near her home village, and suddenly heard a mysterious voice calling for help. She decided to leave the village and to embark on an adventure to discover the identity of this mysterious person.

The game is a side-scrolling action platformer with light RPG elements (treasure, equipment, etc.). Asha can jump, run, attack or defend (by pressing the "down" button). She can also use items and equip weapons and armor, talk to people, and open treasure chests. Later in the game, she will also be able to use magic, and a little blue pet animal will assist and help her on her journey. The combat system is quite similar to that of early Zelda games. Health and mana points are measured in little hearts; as the story advances, their amount increases.


Monster World IV Genesis Trying to block the Golem's attack
Monster World IV Genesis Riding a magic carpet
Monster World IV Genesis Pray to the funny god and recover health
Monster World IV Genesis Treasure!

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Alternate Titles

  • "モンスターワールドⅣ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Jul, 2004 10 out of 10 100 Jun 24, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Random Access Nov 03, 2013 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Oct 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers Aug 26, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
Video Games May, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Sep 14, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71


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Unicorn Lynx (181490) added Monster World IV (Genesis) on Apr 14, 2003
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