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Wonder Boy

Average Rating: 5.81/10
Video Game Rank: 5080
Commodore 64 Rank: 190
Game Boy Advance Rank: 114
NES Rank: 212
SEGA Master System Rank: 58
SEGA Game Gear Rank: 34
Arcade Rank: 195
ZX Spectrum Rank: 103
Atari ST Rank: 128
MSX Rank: 65
Amstrad CPC Rank: 116
SG-1000 Rank: 2
Wii U Rank: 225
Information
Primary Name
Wonder Boy
Alternate Names
Adventure Island
Adventure Island Classic
Adventure Island Classic in the Pacific
Revenge Of Drancon
Super Wonder Boy
Takahashi's Adventure Island
ワンダーボーイ
高橋名人の冒険島
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Genre
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Series
Mode
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1
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1
Release Date
1986-00-00
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Adventure Island
Nick: 
eShop Wii U Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2014-07-03
Publisher: Konami
Wii U
Developer: Hudson Soft
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, OFLC(AU): G, PEGI: 7+more»
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Wonder Boy
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Japanese Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2004-05-21
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Hudson Soft
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
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Adventure Island Classic
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English/European NES edition
Rel Date: 1992-09-00
Publisher: Hudson Soft
NES
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: 
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Revenge Of Drancon
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North American Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1991-04-26
Publisher: SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Wonder Boy
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English/European Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: 
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: 
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Wonder Boy
Nick: 
North American Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: 
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Wonder Boy
Nick: 
Japanese Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1990-12-08
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
(neutral)
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Wonder Boy
Nick: 
English/European ZX Spectrum (The Hit Squad Re-release) edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Activision
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Adventure Island
Nick: 
North American NES edition
Rel Date: 1988-09-00
Publisher: Hudson Soft
NES
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: 
(neutral)
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Wonder Boy
Nick: 
Japanese MSX edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Hudson Soft
MSX
Developer: Westone Bit Entertainment
Media: 
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
(neutral)
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User summary (details from Japanese Wikipedia):

A highly typical "right-scrolling action maneuver arcade" game from 1986. The main character is a prehistoric human supposed to save his sweet heart from monsters. The player jumps over boulders and throw stone axes at monsters, sometimes riding on a skateboard, trying to reach the stage end.

Wonder Boy was the first in a series of games with a lot of naming confusion. As the arcade was published by Sega, the game was ported to the SG-1000 and later Sega Mark III (Master System, here named "Super Wonder Boy" to separate from the SG1000 port), and several other 8-bit home systems, but Sega didn't allow for the name to be used for other ports. Westone still owned the code, and the game was ported to the Famicon under the name "Takahashi's Adventure Island" (in the West "Adventure Island) and published by Hudson Soft. This "Adventure Island" spawned a series in itself, but the first game was using the same code as the Wonder Boy game.

The Wonder Boy arcade game was sequelled by a unique arcade RPG adventure called "Wonder Boy in Monster Land", which also saw strange re-namings for the home ports. A third arcade, Monster Lair, shared the name "Wonder Boy III" with the "Dragon's Trap" Master System game only released in the West. See The Wonder Boy series entry for details.

Source: Wikipedia, "ワンダーボーイ_(ゲーム)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 5080
Commodore 64 Rank: 190
Game Boy Advance Rank: 114
NES Rank: 212
SEGA Master System Rank: 58
SEGA Game Gear Rank: 34
Arcade Rank: 195
ZX Spectrum Rank: 103
Atari ST Rank: 128
MSX Rank: 65
Amstrad CPC Rank: 116
SG-1000 Rank: 2
Wii U Rank: 225
Num Ratings: 33
Average Rating: 5.81
Standard Deviation: 1.44
Num Views: 959
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 10
Users Owning: 47
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 6
Plays This Month: 1
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