Wonder Boy Collection Review

Celebrating the beloved adventures of Wonder Boy!

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the adventures of Wonder Boy have delighted gamers of different generations and built up a huge following all over the world with their dazzling blend of energetic platforming and action-RPG. Since its first launch Wonder Boy has seen many sequels and remakes of the original game. However, the Wonder Boy games have seen very limited release in the West on modern gaming hardware – until now! To celebrate the legacy of this iconic game series, we are creating a carefully curated collection of essential titles of the Wonder Boy series, precisely ported to today’s home consoles and including extended features!

With the Wonder Boy Collection (Nintendo Switch/PS4) Wonder Boy fans get a total of four games of one of the most influential series from gaming’s past. Coming boxed and digital! Including:

Wonder Boy (1986) Console Port version: Arcade (SYSTEM 1) Help Boy to rescue his girlfriend Tina, who got captured by the evil King. Guide him carefully through different areas and battle the devious enemies that await you on your quest. Use a variety of items that help Boy on his adventure. Face the evil King in various battles to reach your aim and rescue Tina!

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987) Console Port version: Arcade (SYSTEM 2) Years after the adventures of Wonder Boy the beautiful peace in Wonder Land was destroyed once again by the invasion of a dragon with its evil monsters turning Wonder Land into Monster Land. Help Book to fight the monsters, defeat the dragon and restore the peace for the land and its people again. On your journey, you can collect equipment and magical spells to help you in your battles. But beware – every round has a time limit so you got to be quick!

Wonder Boy in Monster World (1991) Console Port version: Mega Drive / Genesis Guide the young adventurous Shion and help him on his quest to defeat the evil BioMeka and his army of monsters that are threatening the land. However, Shion is not alone! Accompanied by the 4 spirits Priscilla, Hotta, Shabo and Lotta, he explores the different regions of Monster Land. Collect money, weapons, armor and magic spells to get stronger and defeat the evil!

Monster World IV (1994) Console Port version: Mega Drive / Genesis The young girl named Asha sets out on her mission to save the four spirits that were captured by the evil wizards. With the help of Asha’s loyal companion Pepelogoo, they overcome every obstacle and fight their way through various enemies!

Features: • 4 of the most iconic Wonder Boy games ever released • Filter and shader • Rewind option • Save anytime option • Beautiful art gallery • Fantastic blend of platforming and RPG action • Nostalgic with vibrant pixel art and crisp chiptune audio • Simple and welcoming for new players • Enough fun, depth and challenges to captivate even the most skilled gamer

Whether you’re a series fan or a newcomer looking to experience a gaming legend, the Wonder Boy Collection brings the perfect package! The Wonder Boy Collection (Nintendo Switch/PS4) is also available as digital version at the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store by BlissBrain.

Limited Editions As the legendary game series is celebrating its 35th anniversary, our friends at Strictly Limited Games are preparing something very special! The extensive Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection (Nintendo Switch/PS4) in Limited and Collector’s Editions will include even more of the most iconic Wonder Boy games ever released.

The Review

Wonder Boy (1986) Console Port version: Arcade (SYSTEM 1)

I Remember going down to my local Arcade as a young boy spending my pocket money on the original Wonderboy.  Wonderboy is a classic platformer the game is very challenging.

You have to kill an assortment of enemies including wasp, totenpoles and bears.  Many difficult obsticles and jumps.  My favourie part was when you pick up a skateboard and ride it but so very challenging due to the speed jumping between platforms.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987) Console Port version: Arcade (SYSTEM 2)

I used to play this on the Sega Master System and this is another classic game which to be fair is nothing loke the original Wonderboy this is a mix of platform and basic RPG. You start of with a very basic weapon and no sheild and moving fairly slowly. Along the way you as you kill enemies you collect gold coins to buy shelds faster shoes and power ups. This Wonderboy is slower paced than the original but as a game is very enjoyable. There is varied end boses and challanging platform action.

Wonder Boy in Monster World (1991) Console Port version: Mega Drive / Genesis

The best way to describe this is that this is a beefier version inspired by the 1987 version. Again this is a platform with a light RPG element.

Monster World IV (1994) Console Port version: Mega Drive / Genesis 

This one has a female as the main character called Asha who is acompanied by Pepelogoo to help her fight various enemies to save the four spirits that were captured by the evil wizard.


If like me you was a fan of these games back in the day then this is a wonderful trip down memory lane and would highly reccomend this and is great value for money.

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