DescriptionEleven years have gone by since Tom-Tom rescued his girlfriend Tanya from the clutches of the evil King. Word of Tom-Tom's dangerous adventure soon spread throughout Wonder Land. The people were very proud of him and gave Tom-Tom the highest honor of all - the legendary name of Wonder Boy. With the evil King defeated, Wonder Land returned to its peaceful state, and for over one decade, the kingdom was a paradise, and everything and everyone lived happily together.
Eventually, the peace was broken when a ferocious fire-breathing dragon appeared out of nowhere and took over Wonder Land with an army of evil, monsterous henchmen, causing Wonder Land was immediately thrown into utter chaos. Defenseless that they were, the people were quickly taken over and the tranquil and serene kingdom was transformed into a land of demons and devils. Wonder Land was now a Monster Land. Tom-Tom was summoned to set out on a journey, destroy this dragon, and restore peace once again. Tom-Tom is Wonder Land's last hope.
There are twelve locations in which Tom-Tom must venture through, including (but not limited to): the city of Wonder Land, Valley of Peace, The Coastal Town of Baraboro, The Mam Desert, and Pororo Islands. During his journey, he must defeat monsters with the sword that he got at the beginning of his adventure. These monsters will leave either gold coins or bags of cash, which he can use to buy better weapons, shields, armors, and boots. At the end of each location, there is usually a boss that Tom-Tom must defeat in order to obtain a gold key that will unlock the exit gate, as well as plenty of gold coins or bags of cash. If he touches any enemies, or is shot at, he will lose health. During his travels, Tom-Tom must take note of the hourglass; if the hourglass display sands at the bottom, he must get another one that appears out of nowhere, or he'll also lose health. There are two ways in which he can restore it. He can either go into bars to have a drink that will restore it and get a hint about what lies ahead as well, or go into hospitals and heal himself to restore the lost health.
- "Super Wonder Boy: Super Monster Land" -- Alt US cartridge label title
- "Super Wonder Boy Monster World" -- Japanese title
- "Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land" -- Atari ST UK title
- "Super Wonder Boy" -- Cover title for most computer platforms
- "SEGA AGES: Wonder Boy Monster Land" -- Nintendo Switch title
- "SEGA AGES ワンダーボーイ モンスターランド" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch spelling
- "Mônica no Castelo do Dragão" -- Brazilian title
- "Bikkuriman World" -- Japanese TG-16 title
- "スーパーワンダーボーイ モンスターワールド" -- Japanese spelling
- "ビックリマンワールド" -- PC Engine Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Game Center CX challenge games
- Inspiration: Comics
- Inspiration: TV cartoons
- Regional differences: Reskinned games
- SEGA Vintage Collection series
- Wonder Boy series
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|Crash!||Dec, 1989||88 out of 100||88|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jan, 1990||84 out of 100||84|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Jan, 1990||83 out of 100||83|
|Your Sinclair||Jan, 1990||75 out of 100||75|
|Retro Archives||Oct 31, 2020||8.5 out of 20||42|
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|Creation of a new group "Monster World"||1||Kaminari (2042)
Jul 16, 2009
Mônica no Castelo do DragãoA version of this game was released in Brazil called Mônica no Castelo do Dragão, which translates to "Monica in the Dragon's Castle". Instead of Tom-Tom, the player is Mônica, a character based on a famous Brazilian comic. When Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap was converted, the game also featured Mônica and her fellow characters.
- Power Play
- Issue 01/1989 - Best SEGA Videogame in 1988
Martin Smith (78252) added Wonder Boy in Monster Land (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 02, 2005