Wonder Boy Wikia

Wonder Boy (ワンダーボーイ Wandā Bōi) is a 1986 platformer video game published by Sega and developed by Escape (later Westone Bit Entertainment). It is the first game in the Wonder Boy series

Originally designed for arcades, it was later ported to the SG-1000, Sega Mark III/Master System and Game Gear video game consoles by Sega, and to the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC home computers by Activision. The game is also known as Super Wonder Boy (スーパーワンダーボーイ Sūpā Wandā Bōi) for its Sega Mark III release in Japan and Revenge of Drancon for its Game Gear release in North America. It was also adapted as Adventure Island for the NES, MSX, and other systems.

Plot and Gameplay[]

The mischievous young Boy (Tom-Tom in the Master System version) goes out in a long adventure to chase King (Drancon in the Game Gear version), who had kidnapped his girlfriend Tina (Tanya in the Master System version). The player must guide the "Wonder Boy" through a variety of areas while avoiding enemies. By breaking eggs, Boy can obtain items to help in his, like a stone axe that can be throw at enemies, a skateboard that makes him move faster and withstand one attack, and temporary invincibility. However, eggs with red spots contain negative items.

Wonder Boy's vitality will slowly drop, so the player must get food to keep him healthy while running through the areas. Every four rounds, King appears to challenge Boy.


  1. The Woods
  2. A Valley
  3. The Ocean
  4. A Long Open Road
  5. A Steep Slope
  6. A Glacier
  7. A Slippery Cave
  8. An Even Deeper Cave
  9. A Volcano
  10. A Log Bridge
  11. A Burning Desert
  12. The Woods at Night
  13. In the Clouds
  14. Inside the Mansion


Item Score Effect
White Egg - Contains either a Hatchet, Skateboard, Mushroom, Milk, or Angel.
Hatchet 100 Can be used to attack enemies.
Skateboard 200 Boy keeps moving forward at high speed until he hits something. Protects against one hit.
Milk 500 Vitality is replenished.
Mushroom 100 Each of the five fruits will grant 500 points for a time.
Angel - Temporary invincibility.
Speckled Egg - Contains a God of Death.
God of Death - Will try to catch Boy. If successful, vitality will drastically drop.
Banana 50 Fruit that increases vitality by 1.
Apple 50 Fruit that increases vitality by 1.
Tomato 100 Fruit that increases vitality by 1.
Carrot 100 Fruit that increases vitality by 2.
Melon 200 Fruit that increases vitality by 2.
Doll 1000 Each round contains one doll, some visible and some hidden. There are 40 Dolls in the game. Also doubles the score by clearing a round with it.
Hibiscus 500 Replaces a doll that was collected.
E, S, and C (S, E, G and A in Master System & Game Gear ports) 1000
Collecting all four letters will grant an extra life.
Letter 500 Obtained by knocking down a coyote from behind. Increases vitality by 2.
Potato 500 Increases vitality by 2.
Spring Increases jump height.


  • Cobra
  • Coal Kid
  • Frog
  • Bee
  • Bat
  • Snail
  • Flaming Skeleton
  • Coyote
  • Octopus
  • Tuna
  • Icicle
  • Eagle
  • Chestnut
  • Volcanic Rock
  • Locust
  • Small Fish
  • Chameleon
  • Scorpion
  • Owl
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Spider
  • King (BOSS)


A remake titled Wonder Boy Returns was released on October 10, 2016.


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