History VideoGame / WonderBoy

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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5th Dec '16 9:42:37 AM MissConception
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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the ''[VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap]]'' [[VideoGameRemake remake]], Korean company CFK released a follow-up called '''Wonder Boy Returns''' via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on October 12, 2016. It uses the same arcade gameplay as the original, but redesigned levels and bosses, with the main antagonist being a BigRedDevil. On November 22, 2016, the Ver 1.0 update was released to address issues players had with the initial release, and included two additional playable characters: Classic Boy and (New) Tina.

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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the ''[VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap ''[[VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap]]'' [[VideoGameRemake remake]], Korean company CFK released a follow-up called '''Wonder Boy Returns''' via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on October 12, 2016. It uses the same arcade gameplay as the original, but redesigned levels and bosses, with the main antagonist being a BigRedDevil. On November 22, 2016, the Ver 1.0 update was released to address issues players had with the initial release, and included two additional playable characters: Classic Boy and (New) Tina.
5th Dec '16 9:30:02 AM MissConception
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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 girl friend 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 girl friend 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.



Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', released in October 2016.

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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a ''[VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap]]'' [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] remake]], Korean company CFK released a follow-up called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', Returns''' via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on October 12, 2016. It uses the same arcade gameplay as the original, but redesigned levels and bosses, with the main antagonist being a BigRedDevil. On November 22, 2016, the Ver 1.0 update was released in October 2016.
to address issues players had with the initial release, and included two additional playable characters: Classic Boy and (New) Tina.



* ReformulatedGame: The SG-1000 version is essentially a different game, with its own (smaller) set of original stages and music. The same goes for the home computer version (released for Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum).

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* ReformulatedGame: The SG-1000 version is essentially a different game, with its own (smaller) set of original stages and music. The same goes for the home computer version (released for Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum). ''Wonder Boy Returns'' is also marketed as a remake, but features an entirely different set of stages as well, complete with exclusive themes and hazards.



* 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.

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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''.
4th Dec '16 3:21:32 PM Xtifr
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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 girl friend 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''''' ''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 girl friend 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.
15th Oct '16 4:02:35 PM SaniOKh
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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', scheduled for a release in fall of 2016.

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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', scheduled for a release released in fall of October 2016.
9th Oct '16 8:33:40 AM CorahsUncle
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* MarketBasedTitle
** The Mark III version was titled ''Super Wonder Boy'', presumably to distinguish it from the earlier SG-1000 version released exclusively in Japan, since the Mark III was backwards-compatible with all SG-1000 games (also doubles as an UpdatedRerelease, as two extra areas were added and the dolls were given purpose besides points).
** For some reason, the Game Gear version (based on the above release) was titled ''Revenge of Drancon'' in North America (it was simply called ''Wonder Boy'' everywhere else).
9th Oct '16 8:31:13 AM SaniOKh
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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoy3TheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', scheduled for a release in fall of 2016.

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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoy3TheDragonsTrap'', ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', scheduled for a release in fall of 2016.
9th Oct '16 8:30:49 AM SaniOKh
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Surprisingly, long after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' and the remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoy3TheDragonsTrap'', it has been announced that this game is also getting a [[VideoGameRemake reimagining]] called '''Wonder Boy Returns''', scheduled for a release in fall of 2016.
8th Dec '15 9:40:58 AM Saurubiker
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This game is the only game in the series to feature a prehistoric theme, not to mention the only game where the protagonist does not handle a sword... unless one counts the ''Adventure Island'' series as the true successor to this game, in which case the basic changes include the main character given a new identity, the redesigned damsel in distress, and the main antagonist replaced by other villains.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This game is the only ''Wonder Boy'' game in the series to feature a prehistoric theme, not to mention the only game where the protagonist does not handle a sword... unless one counts the ''Adventure Island'' series as the true successor to this game, in which case the basic changes include the main character given a new identity, the redesigned damsel in distress, and the main antagonist replaced by other villains.
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