Wonder Boy in Monster Land

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Description

I loved Wonder Boy 3 the first time I played it and I still love it. Some time after completing it, I got Wonder Boy in Monster Land and I was somewhat disappointed - it couldn't live up to its sequel. But... when I got to the end and realised that the two games directly lead into one another, I realised what a touch of genius that was, a crossover rarely seen since. That's not to say it's not a great game, just a little old-fashioned.

The hardest part of the game is its final stage, a castle maze where taking the wrong turn will almost always take you far back in the maze. It's deeply infuriating but after a while, I had commited the route to memory :) Sadly, it's fallen out somewhere over the last 10 years or so, I had a hard time getting to the end this time, even with savestates :(

Note that due to its nature, the final level map is HUGE. I've marked on all the loop-backs, which took ages. It also overlaps itself in a few places - you have to follow the green arrows, all the others are loop-backs to various degrees (the redder the more severe).

Brief game guide

Read the story in the game. This game rocks!

Controls:

  • L/R = walk
  • D = magic
  • 1 = sword
  • 2 = jump
  • Pause = status

City of Wonder Land

City of Wonder Land (5KB, GetAttachDims)

Valley of Peace

Valley of Peace (23KB, GetAttachDims)

Wizard's Castle

Wizard's Castle (14KB, GetAttachDims)

City of Baraboro

City of Baraboro (14KB, GetAttachDims)

Mam Desert

Mam Desert (21KB, GetAttachDims)

Pyramid of Sphinx

Pyramid of Sphinx (13KB, GetAttachDims)

Pororo Islands

Pororo Islands (19KB, GetAttachDims)

Village of Cacti

Village of Cacti (23KB, GetAttachDims)

Floating City of Tonnovia

Floating City of Tonnovia (30KB, GetAttachDims)

Ice Castle

Ice Castle (10KB, GetAttachDims)

Undersea Kingdom of Catfish

Undersea Kingdom of Catfish (44KB, GetAttachDims)

Labyrinth of No End

Labyrinth of No End (104KB, GetAttachDims)

Updates

  • 21/9/2009
    Merged some maps, added missing tile columns to most.