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Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair technical data

Name Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1990
Developer Westone Co., Ltd.
Genre Action

Wonder Boy III – Monster Lair is a 1988 side-scrolling platform game developed by Westone Bit Entertainment and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. The game is the third installment in the Wonder Boy series, following Wonder Boy in Monster Land and Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap.

The story follows our hero, Wonder Boy, as he sets out to save his beloved Tina from the evil hands of Drancon. To do so, he must brave eight levels of action-packed platforming and monster-slaying mayhem. Along the way, he will gain new weapons, armor, and items to help him on his quest.

Gameplay wise, Monster Lair is a mix of side-scrolling platforming and shoot 'em up elements. Players take control of Wonder Boy as they traverse through each level while avoiding enemies and obstacles that stand in their way. Collectable items such as coins can be found scattered throughout the levels which can be used to purchase upgrades at shops located at various points in the game world. In addition to these upgrades, players can also acquire special power ups that provide temporary invincibility or increased firepower when activated.

The main objective of each level is to navigate through it and fight off monsters before reaching the end boss that must be defeated in order to progress further into the game world. Bosses have unique attack patterns which require precise timing and reflexes from players in order to defeat them successfully. Defeating bosses rewards players with additional coins which can then be used for additional upgrades or even extra lives if needed.

Wonder Boy III – Monster Lair is an enjoyable mix of classic side-scrolling action and shoot 'em up elements set within an engaging fantasy world full of danger and adventure. Its colorful visuals combined with its catchy soundtrack create an immersive atmosphere that will keep players engaged until they reach its thrilling conclusion. With its challenging yet rewarding gameplay mechanics, this classic gem proves itself more than worthy of being part of any retro gaming collection!

Genesis - Mega Drive Action games