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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 Riding a magic carpet
Monster World IV Genesis Strange pillars
Monster World IV Genesis Intro
Monster World IV Genesis Boss-fight inside Mute Tower

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Monster World IV Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "モンスターワールドⅣ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Genesis Jun 24, 2004 10 out of 10 100 Genesis Jul, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Defunct Games Wii May 11, 2012 A- 91
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Oct 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Random Access Genesis Nov 03, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii May 17, 2012 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
FNintendo Wii May 26, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Legendra Genesis 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80


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