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Wonder Boy (ワンダーボーイ Wandā Bōi) and the later Monster World (モンスターワール Monsutā Wārudo) sub-series is a series of video games published by Sega and developed by Westone Bit Entertainment (formerly Escape).

Westone had a unique licensing arrangement with Sega whereby Sega retained the rights to the names "Wonder Boy" and "Monster World", but Westone retained the rights to everything else. Westone, in turn, had a licensing arrangement with Hudson Soft, who created new characters and titles and ported these games to non-Sega platforms. The most well known of these is Adventure Island, which was commercially successful and received new titles.

Games[]

Main series[]

Title Release Original system Ports Other names / Notes
Wonder Boy 1986 Arcade Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, SG-1000, Master System, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console)
  • Super Wonder Boy (Japan, Sega Mark III)[1]
  • Revenge of Drancon (North America, Game Gear)
Wonder Boy in Monster Land 1987 Arcade Master System, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch
  • Super Wonder Boy: Monster World (Japan, Sega Mark III)[2]
  • Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Activision)
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair 1988 Arcade Mega Drive, TurboGrafx-CD, Wii (Virtual Console)
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap 1989 Master System Game Gear, TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine, Wii (Virtual Console)
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Europe, Game Gear)
  • Monster World II: Dragon no Wana (Japan, Game Gear)
Wonder Boy in Monster World 1991 Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Master System, Wii (Virtual Console), Microsoft Windows
  • Wonder Boy V: Monster World III (Japan)
Monster World IV 1994 Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Wii (Virtual Console)
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom 2018 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Microsoft Windows
  • Developed by Game Atelier and published by FDG Entertainment.

Remakes[]

Title Release Original system Ports Other names / Notes
Wonder Boy Returns 2016 Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
  • Remake of Wonder Boy.
  • Wonder Boy Returns Remix on Nintendo Switch
  • Developed and published by CFK.[3]
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 2017 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android[4]
  • Remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap.
  • Developed by Lizardcube and published by DotEmu.[5]
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World 2021 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Remake of Monster World IV.

Compilations[]

Title Release System Games included
Sega Ages Vol.29: Monster World Complete Collection 2007 (Japan only)[6][7] PlayStation 2
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • Monster World IV
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World 2012[8][9] PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • Monster World IV
Sega Genesis Classics 2018 PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

Related games[]

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