Wonder Boy: Monster Land

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Wonder Boy: Monster Land is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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Based on 5 critic reviews

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8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2019

Wonder Boy: Monster Land is ultimately a weird deep cut for Sega Ages, but it is one I'm glad exists. I'd never seen the arcade version of this game, and I always ignored the console re-releases previously. That said, this is a very enjoyable old-school platformer that is charming enough to warrant some attention more than 30 years later.

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Digital Chumps
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2019

Wonder Boy in Monster Land's nascent fusion of platforming and role-playing mechanics creates viable candidacy for M2's meticulous talents. If the SEGA AGES line continues to explore the breadth of Sega's catalog, games that inspired creators are just as valuable as games that empowered players. Wonder Boy in Monster Land is proud to be part of the former.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 3, 2019

It’s nice to see another relatively uncommon Sega game getting the Sega Ages treatment, but while it’s still perfectly playable after more than three decades, the arcade version of Monster Land suffers from frustrating combat and a general lack of spark.

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Video Chums
Aug 22, 2019

Even as a huge fan of the series, it's difficult to thoroughly enjoy Wonder Boy in Monster Land in this day and age.

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Jul 14, 2019

"Just a regular boy."

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