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|Monster World IV|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, PlayStation 3|
|Number of players: 1|
Monster World IV (モンスターワールドIV) is currently the last game in the Wonder Boy franchise, and was released for the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in Japan in 1994. Despite its name, it is actually the sixth game in the series, however Japanese continuity discounts the original Wonder Boy and Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair as being part of this series due to their different gameplay styles.
A departure from previous games, the player now controls a young girl named Arsha (Known as Asha in the English translation), instead of "Wonder Boy" or Shion from Wonder Boy in Monster World. This, and the large amount of text, may suggest why the game was not released outside of Japan, however a fan translation by translation groups Demiforce and DeJap surfaced in 2002. Monster World IV is also playable via the GameTap service (which is available in the west), though the game was not translated.
Monster World IV has also been released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service, which marks the game's first English release. Its copyright notations in the game's Operations Manual indicates that it was to be released a year prior to its 2012 release.
- Main article: Monster World IV/Magazine articles.
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- Sega of Japan Virtual Console page (Japanese)
- Monster World IV on PlayStation.com: JP, US, KR
- Monster World IV on PlayStation Store: JP, US, UK, AU, KR
- /http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_mw4/ (archived 2008-01-16 16:03)
- /https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/06.html (archived 2018-03-05 22:42)
- /http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/gsmvneZxvTfVVnbyPsOMhGTMKoWxdkAF (archived 2012-05-13 10:49)
- /http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/monster_world_iv (archived 2017-07-05 02:07)
- http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00092_00mnstrwrld4psnjp1.html (archived 2012-09-15 02:33)
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|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)|
|Wonder Boy V Monster World III Koushiki Guide Book (1991)|
|Monster World Complete Collection Original Sound Track (2007)|