Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model 317-0043]

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model 317-0043] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Wonder Boy in Monster Land © 1987 Sega.

Use your sword to fight monsters and defeat the Dragon. Collect gold to upgrade your boots, shield and armor, and defeat bosses to strengthen your sword. Most stages include a boss, that once defeated leaves behind a key to the next stage.


Game ID: 317-0043

Runs on the Sega "System 2" hardware.

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (STAB, JUMP)


Wonder Boy in Monster Land was released in August 1987 in Japan. It was developed by Westone.

A bootleg of this game was made by Galaxy Electronics in England.


• This game has hidden coins that appear when you jump in certain spots. The demo screen shows a couple of these. Some of them will give you 60 gold or more every time.

• How to get 60+ golds from hidden coins : Besides the general strategy of quickly wiggling the joystick right and left while jumping (which raises the chance to get 60+ golds), certain coins, in certain places within the game, will ALWAYS yield 60+ golds if you perform particular actions :
1) Round 2 : On the screen after you kill the Vampire, there's a platform with a Shoe Shop and some stairs which lead downwards to an Infirmary. Wait for the little mushroom to go down the stairs, and stand so that you are almost off the topmost stair. The mushroom will come back up and hit you, making you fall off the stairs. Hold the joystick to the left so that when you land you walk into the bottom step. This will drop a 60+ coin. NOTE: This trick only works if you haven't bought any shoes yet.
2) Round 3 : On the stage after you kill the Red Knight, you'll see some jellyfishes on platforms over the water. At the first jellyfish you come to, wait for it to drop into the water, then lean out of the platform putting yourself on its trajectory. The jellyfish will hit you, and you'll get a 60+ golds bag. NOTE: This trick is shown during the attract mode.
3) Round 3 (Baraboro) : Climb the ladder to the platform where the Shield Shop and Catherine's window are located. Once you're atop the ladder, let the mouse hit you. You'll fall leftwards, triggering a 60+ golds bag.
4) Round 6 (Pyramid) : Beneath the platform where the Infirmary is located, there are some spikes. Approach the spikes as much as possible, then hit jump and fire at the same time, and keep hitting them every time you land. Some coins will start to fall from the platform and head towards you. If you'll keep a pace as much regular as possible, many of those coins will yield 60+ golds.


1. Wonder Boy [Model 315-5135] (1986, Arcade)
2. Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model 317-0043] (1987, Arcade)
3. Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair [Model 317-0084] (1988, Arcade)
4. Wonder Boy IV - Monster World II (Mega Drive)
5. Wonder Boy V - Monster World III (1991, Mega Drive)
6. Monster World IV (1994, Mega Drive)



Sega Master System usa (1988) "Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model 7007]"
Sega Master System europe (1988) "Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model MK-7007-50]"
Sega Mark III japan (jan.31, 1988) "Super Wonder Boy Monster World [Model G-1346]"
NEC PC-Engine japan (oct.30, 1988) "Bikkuriman World [Model HC62002]"
Sega Master System brazil (1989) "Monica no Castelo do Dragao" by Tec Toy
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (mar.8, 2007) "Monster World Complete Collection [Sega Ages 2500 Vol.29] [Model SLPM-62760]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] japan (june.21, 2011) [Model E5WJ]
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] usa (may.10, 2012) [Model E5WE]
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] europe australia (may.10, 2012) [Model E5WP]
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] usa (may.22, 2012) "Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model NPUB-30494]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (may.23, 2012) "Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Model NPEB-00561]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (may.23, 2012) "Wonder Boy in Monster Land [Sega Ages Online] [Model NPJB-00132]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] korea (may.30, 2012)


Commodore Amiga usa europe (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Commodore C64 usa europe (1989)
Amstrad CPC europe (1989)
Atari ST europe (1989)
Amstrad CPC europe (1990) "Le Monde des Merveilles"

Game's ROM.

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