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Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land

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Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land
System(s): Nintendo Switch
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Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Switch
JP
¥925 (999)[1]
A
Nintendo Switch
US
$7.99[2]
Everyone
Nintendo Switch
EU
€6.99
3+
Nintendo Switch
DE
€6.99
6
Nintendo Switch
UK
£5.99
3+
Nintendo Switch
AU
$10.95[6]
PG

Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land (SEGA AGES ワンダーボーイ モンスターランド) is a conversion of the Sega System 2 arcade game, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, developed by M2 as the ninth game of the Sega Ages lineup for the Nintendo Switch.

Gameplay

Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land features three gameplay modes to the player: Arcade Mode, Money Hungry Mode and Challenge Mode. Extra features include the ability to save and load game progress, and save replays of the player's sessions in the main game or Challenge Mode. The player may also change the game's region to Japanese or International.

Arcade Mode

Arcade Mode is the original version of the game as it was originally played in arcades. The player also has the option to enable Power Up New Game in this mode, which allows them to begin the game with the most powerful equipment acquired in the previous game session. High scores achieved in this mode will be uploaded to the Gold Rush Ranking.

Money Hungry Mode

Money Hungry Mode is essentially the original game, with the sole difference being that the player cannot use the Mashing trick (performed by mashing Left and Right repeatedly, or by holding R in this version) to increase the value of gold hidden in various points around the game. Attempting to use Mashing in this mode will just give the player the standard value of gold.

Challenge Mode

In Challenge Mode, the player can compete for a high score in one of three challenges with their best scores being uploaded to an online leaderboard. These challenges are the same ones originally included in Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World. The challenges are:

  1. Sphinx Challenge Time Attack: The player must defeat the Sphinx as quickly as possible. The player has infinite Revival Potions for this challenge.
  2. Monster Castle Challenge Time Attack: The player must get through Monster Castle with the strongest equipment and defeat the Dragon as quickly as possible. The player has infinite Revival Potions for this challenge.
  3. Fire Ball Challenge Score Attack: Using an infinite supply of FireBalls, the player must get the highest score possible. The challenge ends if the player takes damage or runs out of time.

Production credits

  • ORIGINAL GAME DEVELOPED BY: SEGA
  • DLC VERSION DEVELOPED BY: M2
  • Directors: Naoki Horii, Takaaki Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Matsuoka
  • Planners: Tsuyoshi Matsuoka, Takaaki Hashimoto, Takayuki Komabayashi
  • Programmers: Minoru Kubota, Jumpei Isshiki, Nobuhisa Shinoda, Makoto Harashino, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Tomohiro Takahashi, Hiroyuki Sawai, Koji Ando, Youichirou Watanabe, Kengo Takagi, Tetsuya Abe, Masayuki Fukui, Masaki Goto, Akira Saito
  • Graphic Designers: Naoki Takahashi, Takuya Watanabe, Yoshiyasu Matsushita, Keisuke Koga
  • Sound Designers: Tatsuhiko Kasuga, Sakuoki Kudo, Jane-Evelyn Nisperos
  • Library & Tools: Jun Okada, Toshinori Yuuki (WAMSOFT), Go Watanabe (WAMSOFT)
  • Opening Animation: Harukaze Namikai, Jane-Evelyn Nisperos
  • Project Manager: Takehiro Kawachi
  • Special Thanks: Kazuki Kubota
SEGA
SEGA of America, Inc.
  • CEO: Tatsuyuki Miyazaki
  • President & COO: Ian Curran
  • EVP of Publishing and Strategy: Hitoshi Okuno
  • SVP of Publishing: Mitsuhiro Tanaka
  • Senior Director of Corporate Planning: Kenya Numata
  • Publishing Manager: James Low
  • Forecasting and Research Analyst: Jiyang Xie
  • Business Planning Analyst: Yuko Shimura
  • Financial Analyst: Sawako Yamaji
  • VP of Production: Bill Alexander
  • Director of Production: Samuel G. Mullen
  • Associate Localization Producer: Damian Mougakos
  • Senior Manager, QA & Dev Support: Carl Chen
  • Assistant QA Manager: Scott Williams
  • Submissions Specialist: Justin HQ Phan
  • QA Lead: Logan Sandefur
  • QA Compliance Specialist: Rob Stone
  • QA Testers: Lucas Amutan, Derrick Gutierrez, Dhani Hua, John Nieroski, Lyvon Phan Tran, Alli Watts
  • Director of Marketing: Robyn Mukai Koshi
  • Senior Marketing Manager: Sakura Minamida Harris
  • Product Marketing Manager: Melissa Smith
  • Associate Product Marketing Manager: Sara Chan, Mathew Roniss
  • Product Marketing Specialist: Becky Li
  • Senior PR Manager: Jacob Nahin
  • Associate PR Manager: Jonathon Stebel
  • PR Specialist: Zachary Reese
  • Traffic Manager: Ann Namie
  • Traffic Specialist: Kenichi Linus Morita
  • Manager of Creative Services: Ayami Haruno
  • Graphic Designer: Amy Shimoshige
  • Production Artists: James Ferrell II, Rod Raymundo
  • Senior Web Developer: James Kaneshiro
  • Web Developer: Erik Nuber
  • Web Designer: Ben Schilling
  • Senior Media Producer: John Tubera
  • Media Producer: Alex Limon
  • Media Associate: Jerry Yongjin Song
  • Senior Manager, Sales Operations & Administration: Nate Harris
  • Sales Manager: Danny Miscevich
  • Digital Promotions Manager: Michael Manzanares
  • Sales Administrators: Connie Chinn, Leary Salupen
  • Digital Operations Specialist: Lauren Welch
SEGA Europe Ltd.
©SEGA
Presented by: SEGA
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land/Magazine articles.

External links

References


Games in the Sega Ages Series
Sega Saturn
Syukudai ga Tant-R (1996) | Space Harrier (1996) | OutRun (1996) | After Burner II (1996) | Rouka ni Ichidant-R (1996) | Fantasy Zone (1997) | Memorial Selection Vol. 1 (1997) | Columns Arcade Collection (1997) | Memorial Selection Vol. 2 (1997) | Power Drift (1998) | Phantasy Star Collection (1998) | Galaxy Force II (1998) | I Love Mickey Mouse/I Love Donald Duck (1998)
Sega Ages: Volume 1 (1997)
Sony PlayStation 2
Vol. 1 (2003) | Vol. 2 (2003) | Vol. 3 (2003) | Vol. 4 (2003) | Vol. 5 (2003) | Vol. 6 (2003) | Vol. 7 (2003) | Vol. 8 (2004) | Vol. 9 (2004) | Vol. 10 (2004) | Vol. 11 (2004) | Vol. 12 (2004) | Vol. 13 (2004) | Vol. 14 (2004) | Vol. 15 (2004) | Vol. 16 (2004) | Vol. 17 (2005) | Vol. 18 (2005) | Vol. 19 (2005) | Vol. 20 (2005) | Vol. 21 (2005) | Vol. 22 (2005) | Vol. 23 (2005) | Vol. 24 (2006) | Vol. 25 (2006) | Vol. 26 (2006) | Vol. 27 (2006) | Vol. 28 (2006) | Vol. 29 (2007) | Vol. 30 (2007) | Vol. 31 (2007) | Vol. 32 (2008) | Vol. 33 (2008)
Sega Classics Collection (2005)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Monster World Collection (2012) | Sega Classics Collection (2012) | Golden Axe Collection (2012) | Bare Knuckle Collection (2012) | ToeJam & Earl Collection (2012)
Nintendo Switch
Sonic the Hedgehog (2018) | Thunder Force IV (2018) | Phantasy Star (2018) | OutRun (2018) | Gain Ground (2018) | Alex Kidd in Miracle World (2019) | Puyo Puyo (2019) | Virtua Racing (2019) | Wonder Boy in Monster Land (2019) | Space Harrier (2019) | Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (TBD) | Thunder Force AC (TBD) | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (TBD) | Puyo Puyo Tsuu (TBD) | Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R (TBD) | Shinobi (TBD) | G-LOC: Air Battle (TBD) | Fantasy Zone (TBD) | Herzog Zwei (TBD) | Sega Ages Shinobi (TBD)
Sega Ages related media
Music
Sega Ages Sound Track The Best Plus (2004) | Sega Classics Collection (2005) | Space Harrier II: Space Harrier Complete Collection Original Soundtrack (2005) | New Century (2006) | Bare Knuckle Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sega Ages OutRun: Music Collection (2019)
Games in the Wonder Boy Series
Wonder Boy (1986) | Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987) | Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (1988) | Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (1989) | Wonder Boy in Monster World (1991) | Monster World IV (1994) | Monster World Complete Collection (2007) | Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (2012)
Book
Wonder Boy V Monster World III Koushiki Guide Book (1991)
Music
Monster World Complete Collection Original Sound Track (2007)