History VideoGame / WonderBoy

19th Apr '18 6:09:03 PM BattleMaster
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* PowerupLetdown: On some levels, the skateboard's speed becomes a liability as it makes timing jumps between platforms more difficult.
19th Apr '18 6:07:29 PM BattleMaster
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* BattleBoomerang: Tina's weapon in ''Wonder Boy Returns'' is a boomerang instead of a stone axe.
24th Mar '18 7:55:45 PM Psi001
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* BoundAndGagged: Pratically every splash screen of the Master System version has Tina tied up and squirming.


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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In ''Wonder Boy Returns's'' intro, after finding Tom-Tom ogling some girls, Tina mercilessly beats him to pulp.


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* PromotedToPlayable: Tina in ''Wonder Boy Returns''.
8th Dec '17 3:58:53 PM Saurubiker
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite Wonder Boy himself returning in two of the game's sequels (according to the localized story), his girlfriend Tina (along with the evil King) is nowhere to be found outside of a small mention in the home manual of the direct sequel, although this may have something to do with the ''Adventure Island'' confusion.



* DubNameChange: The names of the characters were gradually changed with each localized home port [[http://segaretro.org/images/c/c6/Wonder_Boy_Arcade_JP_Flyer.jpg compared to the Arcade original]]. For example, in the English Master System version, "Boy" was renamed "Tom-Tom" while his girl Tina became "Tanya" (presumably to distinguish her from [[VideoGame/AdventureIsland that "other" Tina]]); the main villain King was the last character renamed, as he was called "King Drancon" in the North American localization of the Game Gear version.

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* DubNameChange: The names of the characters were gradually changed with each localized home port [[http://segaretro.org/images/c/c6/Wonder_Boy_Arcade_JP_Flyer.jpg compared to the Arcade original]]. For example, Boy and Tina became Tom-Tom and Tanya outside Japan, at least in the English Master System version, "Boy" was renamed "Tom-Tom" while his girl Tina became "Tanya" (presumably to distinguish her from [[VideoGame/AdventureIsland that "other" Tina]]); the main villain King was the last character renamed, as he was called "King Drancon" version (they still had their original names in the North American localization of the Game Gear version.arcade game's promotional flyer).



* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Wonder Boy has to stay well fed, or else he'll die. In his two other appearances as Bocke Lee Temjin/Book the Hero in ''[[VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand Wonder Boy: Monster Land]]'' and again as Wonder Boy in ''[[VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap]]'', this has been done away with. This returned with ''Wonder Boy Returns''.

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* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Wonder Boy has to stay well fed, or else he'll die. In his two other appearances as Bocke Lee Temjin/Book the Hero in ''[[VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand Wonder Boy: Monster Land]]'' and again as Wonder Boy in ''[[VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap]]'', this has been done away with. This returned with ''Wonder Boy Returns''.
8th Dec '17 3:09:58 PM Saurubiker
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite Wonder Boy himself returning in two of the game's sequels (according to their respective manuals), his girlfriend Tina (along with the evil King) is nowhere to be found outside of a small mention in the home manual of the direct sequel, although this may have something to do with the ''Adventure Island'' confusion.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite Wonder Boy himself returning in two of the game's sequels (according to their respective manuals), the localized story), his girlfriend Tina (along with the evil King) is nowhere to be found outside of a small mention in the home manual of the direct sequel, although this may have something to do with the ''Adventure Island'' confusion.
8th Dec '17 3:07:28 PM Saurubiker
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* DubNameChange: The names of the characters were gradually changed with each localized home port [[http://segaretro.org/images/c/c6/Wonder_Boy_Arcade_JP_Flyer.jpg compared to the Arcade original]]. For example, in the English Master System version, Bocke (or simply "Boy") was renamed "Tom-Tom" while his girl Tina became "Tanya" (presumably to distinguish her from [[VideoGame/AdventureIsland that "other" Tina]]); the main villain King was the last character renamed, as he was called "King Drancon" in the North American localization of the Game Gear version.

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* DubNameChange: The names of the characters were gradually changed with each localized home port [[http://segaretro.org/images/c/c6/Wonder_Boy_Arcade_JP_Flyer.jpg compared to the Arcade original]]. For example, in the English Master System version, Bocke (or simply "Boy") "Boy" was renamed "Tom-Tom" while his girl Tina became "Tanya" (presumably to distinguish her from [[VideoGame/AdventureIsland that "other" Tina]]); the main villain King was the last character renamed, as he was called "King Drancon" in the North American localization of the Game Gear version.
2nd Nov '17 7:08:29 AM Dere
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* DubNameChange: The names of the characters were gradually changed with each localized home port [[http://segaretro.org/images/c/c6/Wonder_Boy_Arcade_JP_Flyer.jpg compared to the Arcade original]]. For example, in the English Master System version, Wonder Boy (or simply "Boy") was renamed "Tom-Tom" while his girl Tina became "Tanya" (presumably to distinguish her from [[VideoGame/AdventureIsland that "other" Tina]]); the main villain King was the last character renamed, as he was called "King Drancon" in the North American localization of the Game Gear version.

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* DubNameChange: The names of the characters were gradually changed with each localized home port [[http://segaretro.org/images/c/c6/Wonder_Boy_Arcade_JP_Flyer.jpg compared to the Arcade original]]. For example, in the English Master System version, Wonder Boy Bocke (or simply "Boy") was renamed "Tom-Tom" while his girl Tina became "Tanya" (presumably to distinguish her from [[VideoGame/AdventureIsland that "other" Tina]]); the main villain King was the last character renamed, as he was called "King Drancon" in the North American localization of the Game Gear version.
29th Jul '17 1:05:41 PM GrammarNavi
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''Wonder Boy'' was ported to various Sega platforms such as the [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems SG-1000]], UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem and the UsefulNotes/GameGear, as well as a few 8-bit home computers (namely the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum). The game also received a licensed [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem by Hudson Soft titled ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'', [[DivorcedInstallment splitting the franchise into two directions]]. While the "Adventure Island" sequels remained true to the style of the original game for the most parts, the ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' sequels would take on a fantasy-themed action RPG approach.

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''Wonder Boy'' was ported to various Sega platforms such as the [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems SG-1000]], UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem and the UsefulNotes/GameGear, as well as a few 8-bit home computers (namely the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum). The game also received a licensed [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting re-release]] for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem by Hudson Soft titled ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'', [[DivorcedInstallment splitting the franchise into two directions]]. While the "Adventure Island" sequels remained true to the style of the original game for the most parts, the ''Franchise/WonderBoy'' sequels would take on a fantasy-themed action RPG approach.
17th May '17 3:00:27 PM starofjusticev21
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* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Picking up the skateboard power-up will automatically garb you in safety gear too, which does nothing but heaven forbid it set a bad example.
17th May '17 2:58:04 PM starofjusticev21
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''Wonder Boy'' is a side-scrolling platform game by Creator/{{Sega}} and Escape (now known as Westone Bit Entertainment) originally released for the arcades in 1986. The player controls the [[CharacterTitle eponymous Wonder Boy]], a young boy in a tropical setting who sets out to [[DistressedDamsel rescue his girlfriend Tina]] from an [[MeaningfulRename Evil Witch Doctor]] known as [[AristocratsAreEvil King]]. Along the way he picks numerous power-ups such as skateboards and throwing axes while trying to maintain his vitality by eating as much food as possible.

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''Wonder Boy'' is a side-scrolling platform game by Creator/{{Sega}} and Escape (now known as Westone Bit Entertainment) originally released for the arcades in 1986. The player controls the [[CharacterTitle eponymous Wonder Boy]], a young boy in a tropical setting who sets out to [[DistressedDamsel rescue his girlfriend Tina]] from an [[MeaningfulRename Evil Witch Doctor]] known as [[AristocratsAreEvil King]]. Along the way he picks numerous power-ups such as skateboards and throwing axes while trying to maintain his vitality by [[HyperactiveMetabolism eating as much food as possible.
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