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Wonder Boy

Wonder Boy (XSX) game cover art
Platform: Sega Master System
Tags: Action, Platformer
Developer: West One
More Platforms: Game Gear
AKA: Super Wonder Boy (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Wonder Boy review

Reviewed January 12, 2004

Marc Golding says: "You've probably heard about this game's big brothers, subtitled Monster Land and The Dragon's Trap, respectively. But this early Master System release has your character lacking a sword, armour, or any animal morphing ability. Instead, a primitive axe, grass skirt, and skateboard will all have to suffice. Even Wonderboy had to start somewhere. "
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Reader Reviews

Wonder Boy review

Reviewed October 06, 2012

dementedhut says: "Ask any owner of the console if there were any franchises synonymous with the Master System, and you'll likely get Alex Kidd or Wonder Boy as your top answer."
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Wonder Boy review

Reviewed June 29, 2004

goldenvortex says: "Wonder boy was one of Sega’s primary creations in the mid-eighties just before the emergence of Alex Kidd and the even more popular Sonic the Hedgehog. It spawned about five sequels that started on Sega’s 8-bit console and finished on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in the mid-nineties. It’s never been reborn since it’s death in 1994 with “Monster World 4”. The games tended to be platform games with some role-playing hints to it but fans remember it for it’s sword fights and fantasy where you contro..."
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Wonder Boy review

Reviewed November 29, 2013

Smiley_Face123 says: "Well, first I'll start off by saying that if you're a platformer fan, this is a definite must own. It started out in the arcade and then got ported to the Sega Master System. It later received several sequels which switched from sole platforming to more of an action RPG, which includes Wonder Boy 2 in Monster Land, Wonder Boy 3 The Dragon’s Trap, Wonder Boy 3 Monster Lair (?!?! You can have 2 3’s?!?! shouldn’t this be 4?), and Wonder Boy 4 in Monster World (?!?! Shouldn’t this be 5?) I kind of w..."
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