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Wonder Boy in Monster Land

Average Rating: 7.97/10
Video Game Rank: 1983
Xbox 360 Rank: 352
Amiga Rank: 80
Commodore 64 Rank: 19
NES Rank: 24
SEGA Master System Rank: 3
Wii Rank: 172
TurboGrafx-16 Rank: 8
Arcade Rank: 27
ZX Spectrum Rank: 19
Atari ST Rank: 31
Information
Primary Name
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Alternate Names
Bikkuriman World
Mônica no Castelo do Dragão
Saiyuki World
Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Super Wonder Boy Monster World
SVC: Monster World
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
スーパーワンダーボーイ モンスターワールド
ビックリマンワールド
西遊記ワールド
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1
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Release Date
1987-00-00
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SVC: Monster World
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Xbox 360 XBLA edition
Rel Date: 2012-00-00
Publisher: Sega Corporation
Xbox 360
Developer: M2 Co.,LTD
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: PEGI: 7+
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eShop Wii Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2009-01-26
Publisher: Sega Corporation
Wii
Developer: Sega Corporation
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: E
English
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Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land
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English/European Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Activision
Amiga
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: 
English
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Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land
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English/European Atari ST edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Activision
Atari ST
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: 
English
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Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Activision
Commodore 64
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: 
English
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Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land
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English/European ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Activision
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: 
English
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Super Wonder Boy Monster World
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Japanese Sega Master System edition
Rel Date: 1988-01-31
Publisher: Sega Corporation
SEGA Master System
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
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English/European Sega Master System edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Sega Corporation
SEGA Master System
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: 
English
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North American Sega Master System edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Sega of America Inc.
SEGA Master System
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: 
English
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Wonder Boy in Monster Land
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Arcade edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Sega Corporation
Arcade
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: 
Region: 
Rating: 
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User summary, details from Japanese Wikipedia:

The sequel to Westone's arcade game Wonder Boy. In Wonder Boy Monster Land, the player stabs with his sword instead of throwing stone axes, gains money for defeating enemies and can buy new equipment in shops for the money he has gained, effectively introducing RPG elements in a platform arcade game. In order to be able to defeat the final boss (or find his weak spot), the player also had to follow a trail of clues which included searching for hidden doors and delivering objects to various characters in the game.

The game was ported to several home systems, and saw many renamings. The Mark III port was called Super Wonder Boy Monster World and so spawned a separate Westone game series: Monster World, in which this game was the first (while also being the second Wonder Boy game). As for Wonder Boy, Sega was the publisher and would not allow the title for other than Sega systems, but Westone owned the code and for the PC Engine port, the game was renamed "Bikkuriman World", and is by far the most faithful of all ports. Tectoy, the Brazilian distributor of Monster World changed the character graphics to create the game Mônica no Castelo do Dragão (based on characters from a brazilian comic) for the Master System. Also, an unlicensed version of Monster World was also produced for the Famicon, under the title of Saiyuki World, changing the character's graphics. This conversion was produced by Jaleco.

Trivia:
The western version of the arcade was translated by Japanese, and was at the time a bit famous for it's 'Engrish'. Lines such as "Defeat Dragon? If so, help you! My friend, Mary lives in Baraboro. Deliver this letter, help me!" are unfortunately unavailable in the more professionally translated contemporary ports.

Details source: Wikipedia, "モンスターワールドシリーズ," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 1983
Xbox 360 Rank: 352
Amiga Rank: 80
Commodore 64 Rank: 19
NES Rank: 24
SEGA Master System Rank: 3
Wii Rank: 172
TurboGrafx-16 Rank: 8
Arcade Rank: 27
ZX Spectrum Rank: 19
Atari ST Rank: 31
Num Ratings: 15
Average Rating: 7.97
Standard Deviation: 1.41
Num Views: 870
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 6
Users Owning: 24
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
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