Adventure Island is the conversion of Sega's popular Wonderboy - Dragon's trap. The player starts the game as a human warrior racing through the narrow corridors of a castle. But during his 'final' fight against an evil and robotic dragon, things do not really go according to plans and our hero gets transformed into... a cute and brown dragon. The whole game is built around this curse and ends up being a long and perilous quest to find the Salamander Cross, and to ultimately change our friend back into his beloved human form. But it won't be easy, and the player soon finds himself transformed into a variety of other creatures along the way (Aquatic, Lizard, Mouse, Tiger and so forth) each featuring their own set of abilities and special powers. Defeated enemies often drop little red-hearts and coins, and these can be preciously collected to purchase new armors, more powerful sword or shields inside shops scattered throughout the game. Money can also help the player acquiring new magic spells (Fireball, Tornado, Arrow, Boomerang and Thunder). Finally, a simple password system is available to save the game's progress (although the backup ram can also be used).
Game ID: HC91035
Released on April 19, 1991 in Japan for 5300 Yen.
1990 - Consoles + HS N.2 : 87/100
TIPS AND TRICKS
To play as a human, enter password "M0DE FOR 0000 000".