History VideoGame / AdventureIsland

8th Oct '17 5:59:32 PM nombretomado
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'''''Adventure Island''''' is a 1986 side-scrolling platform game by HudsonSoft for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem and {{UsefulNotes/MSX}}, where the player controls a tropical warrior named Master Higgins (known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin, after Hudson's spokesman Toshiyuki Takahashi) on his quest to rescue his "favorite lady" (wife in later games) from King Quiller (AKA the Evil Witch Doctor), [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly and stuff his face full of whatever food he can find, lest he drop dead]]. The more well-known NES version is a licensed [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] of the original ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' with the [[DivorcedInstallment characters swapped out]], which was possible thanks to the fact that ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' developer Westone was an independent company from Sega and owned the code to the game, despite the fact that Sega owned the ''Wonder Boy'' trademark (hence the name and graphical changes).

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'''''Adventure Island''''' is a 1986 side-scrolling platform game by HudsonSoft Creator/HudsonSoft for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem and {{UsefulNotes/MSX}}, where the player controls a tropical warrior named Master Higgins (known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin, after Hudson's spokesman Toshiyuki Takahashi) on his quest to rescue his "favorite lady" (wife in later games) from King Quiller (AKA the Evil Witch Doctor), [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly and stuff his face full of whatever food he can find, lest he drop dead]]. The more well-known NES version is a licensed [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] of the original ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' with the [[DivorcedInstallment characters swapped out]], which was possible thanks to the fact that ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' developer Westone was an independent company from Sega and owned the code to the game, despite the fact that Sega owned the ''Wonder Boy'' trademark (hence the name and graphical changes).
1st Aug '17 11:57:33 AM xcountryguy
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Master Higgins

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Master HigginsHiggins has a pot belly but he runs, jumps and rides beasts and skateboards with the best of them.



* BottomlessPits

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* BottomlessPitsBottomlessPits: These are a common hazard is pretty much all of the games.



* DeathThrows

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* DeathThrows DeathThrows: Master Higgins dies rather dramatically and falls through all platforms on his way down.



* FloatingPlatforms

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* FloatingPlatformsFloatingPlatforms: There are plenty of suspended platforms to traverse.



* IcePalace

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* IcePalaceIcePalace: There is usually one once a game.



* PowerupMount: Dinosaurs.

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* PowerupMount: Dinosaurs.Dinosaurs give Master Higgins an extra hit and usually some other power such as an attack or flight.



* SlippySlideyIceWorld

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* SlippySlideyIceWorldSlippySlideyIceWorld: Usually at least one a game to coincide with the Ice Palaces.



* TooFastToStop: The skateboard.

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* TooFastToStop: The skateboard.skateboard increases Master Higgins' speed and prevents staying in place.



* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Except in ''IV'' and ''Super II''.

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* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Except in ''IV'' and ''Super II''.II'' where the player has a health meter instead.
3rd Jun '17 3:12:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Adventure Island: The Beginning'' (2009). For WiiWare.

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* ''Adventure Island: The Beginning'' (2009). For WiiWare.UsefulNotes/WiiWare.
18th Apr '17 6:31:36 PM WaterBlap
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* AchillesHeel: Picking up an [[FundamentallyFunnyFruit eggplant]] will seriously ruin Higgins' day. And yours.

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* AchillesHeel: Picking up an [[FundamentallyFunnyFruit eggplant]] eggplant will seriously ruin Higgins' day. And yours.
15th Mar '17 6:23:40 PM nombretomado
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'''''Adventure Island''''' is a 1986 side-scrolling platform game by HudsonSoft for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem and {{MSX}}, where the player controls a tropical warrior named Master Higgins (known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin, after Hudson's spokesman Toshiyuki Takahashi) on his quest to rescue his "favorite lady" (wife in later games) from King Quiller (AKA the Evil Witch Doctor), [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly and stuff his face full of whatever food he can find, lest he drop dead]]. The more well-known NES version is a licensed [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] of the original ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' with the [[DivorcedInstallment characters swapped out]], which was possible thanks to the fact that ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' developer Westone was an independent company from Sega and owned the code to the game, despite the fact that Sega owned the ''Wonder Boy'' trademark (hence the name and graphical changes).

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'''''Adventure Island''''' is a 1986 side-scrolling platform game by HudsonSoft for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem and {{MSX}}, {{UsefulNotes/MSX}}, where the player controls a tropical warrior named Master Higgins (known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin, after Hudson's spokesman Toshiyuki Takahashi) on his quest to rescue his "favorite lady" (wife in later games) from King Quiller (AKA the Evil Witch Doctor), [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly and stuff his face full of whatever food he can find, lest he drop dead]]. The more well-known NES version is a licensed [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] of the original ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' with the [[DivorcedInstallment characters swapped out]], which was possible thanks to the fact that ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' developer Westone was an independent company from Sega and owned the code to the game, despite the fact that Sega owned the ''Wonder Boy'' trademark (hence the name and graphical changes).
7th Sep '16 9:50:57 AM Chaosenvoy
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* BadassArmfold: The Keeper of the Eggs in ''Adventure Island III'' is seen reclining against the wall in this position.
3rd Aug '16 7:05:01 AM ren
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** In ''New Adventure Island'', that follows the original game more than its sequels, bosses are Witch Doctor lookalikes with animal heads that are both HeadSwap and PaletteSwap. However, unlike the first game, each boss has an unique attack pattern.
11th Apr '16 9:20:18 PM Vir
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* ArtEvolution: While the character sprites have been mostly constant throughout the series (except Higgins' red cap in the SNES games, his outfit in ''New'' and Tina herself in ''New'', ''Super II'' and ''The Beginning''), the artwork has evolved over the years. Higgins was depicted with a caveman-like leopard skin in the ''Adventure Island'' cover and the Japanese ''Adventure Island II'' localization, but this was soon replaced with clothing that resembled his in-game sprites. His character design were also changed entirely in the [[AmericanKirbyIsBadass North American covers]] of ''III'', ''Super'', and the Game Boy ports to more realistic proportions, dried leaves and a ponytail. Tina had the most changes even in Japanese artwork, despite her usual sprite depicting a simple two-piece bikini as her casual wear - in the original ''Wonder Boy'' game she had a headband and more wild hair (she looked more or less identical in the MSX version), she wore an exotic regal attire in the original game's box art and the first Game Boy port, wedding gown in ''New'' and low cut dress in ''Super II'', and finally a long grass skirt to match her husband's tropical cloth in ''The Beginning'' (not to mention her model kept changing in the artwork, such as the one-piece leopard skin she never wore in-game on the cover of ''New'', and her inconsistent hair color and flower, as well as body frame and height, accessories and jewelry, etc.).

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* ArtEvolution: While the character sprites have been mostly constant throughout the series (except Higgins' red cap in the SNES games, his outfit in ''New'' and Tina herself in ''New'', ''Super II'' and ''The Beginning''), the artwork has evolved over the years. Higgins was depicted with a caveman-like leopard skin in the ''Adventure Island'' cover and the Japanese ''Adventure Island II'' localization, but this was soon replaced with clothing that resembled his in-game sprites. His character design were also changed entirely in the [[AmericanKirbyIsBadass [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore North American covers]] of ''III'', ''Super'', and the Game Boy ports to more realistic proportions, dried leaves and a ponytail. Tina had the most changes even in Japanese artwork, despite her usual sprite depicting a simple two-piece bikini as her casual wear - in the original ''Wonder Boy'' game she had a headband and more wild hair (she looked more or less identical in the MSX version), she wore an exotic regal attire in the original game's box art and the first Game Boy port, wedding gown in ''New'' and low cut dress in ''Super II'', and finally a long grass skirt to match her husband's tropical cloth in ''The Beginning'' (not to mention her model kept changing in the artwork, such as the one-piece leopard skin she never wore in-game on the cover of ''New'', and her inconsistent hair color and flower, as well as body frame and height, accessories and jewelry, etc.).
29th Jun '15 8:15:29 AM speedyboris
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** Also bosses 1 and 2 in ''Super Adventure Island''.
31st Mar '15 4:50:26 PM MarkLungo
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'''''Adventure Island''''' is a 1986 side-scrolling platform game by HudsonSoft for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem and {{MSX}}, where the player controls a tropical warrior named Master Higgins (known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin, after Hudson's spokesman Toshiyuki Takahashi) on his quest to rescue his "favorite lady" (wife in later games) from King Quiller (AKA the Evil Witch Doctor), [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly and stuff his face full of whatever food he can find, lest he drop dead]]. The more well-known NES version is a licensed [[SoftwarePorting re-release]] of the original ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' with the [[DivorcedInstallment characters swapped out]], which was possible thanks to the fact that ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' developer Westone was an independent company from Sega and owned the code to the game, despite the fact that Sega owned the ''Wonder Boy'' trademark (hence the name and graphical changes).

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'''''Adventure Island''''' is a 1986 side-scrolling platform game by HudsonSoft for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem and {{MSX}}, where the player controls a tropical warrior named Master Higgins (known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin, after Hudson's spokesman Toshiyuki Takahashi) on his quest to rescue his "favorite lady" (wife in later games) from King Quiller (AKA the Evil Witch Doctor), [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly and stuff his face full of whatever food he can find, lest he drop dead]]. The more well-known NES version is a licensed [[SoftwarePorting [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] of the original ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' with the [[DivorcedInstallment characters swapped out]], which was possible thanks to the fact that ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' developer Westone was an independent company from Sega and owned the code to the game, despite the fact that Sega owned the ''Wonder Boy'' trademark (hence the name and graphical changes).
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