Wonder 3 [B-Board 89625B-1]

The Arcade PCB by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Wonder 3 [B-Board 89625B-1] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Wonder 3 © 1991 Capcom Company, Limited.


Wonder 3 is a multi-choice arcade game in which players can choose to play any one of three different, fully self-contained games. The three games are:

• Midnight Wanderers - Quest for the Chariot
A horizontally-scrolling platform shoot-em-up in which one or two players control two Elves called 'Lou' and 'Siva'. The Elves are tasked with entering the Demon's castle to liberate the legendary Chariot of Light from the evil demon, Gaia. The Elves are initially armed with a relatively low-powered gun, but new more powerful weapons can be found in some of the numerous wooden chests that litter the levels. In addition, many of the game's enemies – and all mid and end-level bosses – drop heart-emblazoned playing cards when killed. Once enough of these cards have been collected, players are awarded an extra life. Some of the wooden chests also contain heart cards.

• Chariot - Adventure Through the Sky
A horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. Chariot is set in the same world as the first game and despite being of a completely different genre, is a direct sequel to it. The two Elves must now fly the rescued 'Chariot of Light' through scrolling enemy-packed levels to defeat the demon Lar and rescue their kidnapped princess. Chariot borrows several gameplay elements from other shoot-em-ups.

• Don't Pull
An action/puzzle game similar to "Pengo" and Capcom's own "Pirate Ship Higemaru", that involves pushing blocks to crush monsters.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Runs on the "CP System" hardware.
B-Board #: 89625B-1

Players: Up to 2.
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 3 per player.
=> Roosters : [A] Attack, [B] Jump
=> Chariot : [A] Shot, [B] Tail shot
=> Don't Pull : [A] Push Block/Break Block, [B] Push Block/Break Block

TRIVIA

Wonder 3 was originally released in May 1991 in Japan. It was known there as the 16th video game made for this system. It is known outside Japan as "Three Wonders".

This game is known outside Japan as "Three Wonders". Here are some known export releases :
"Three Wonders [B-Board 89624B-3]".

The main character of the action game (Roosters) appears as a striker character (Lou) in "Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes".

The roar that the bosses make when they die is sampled from 'Return of the Jedi' - it's the bellow that Jabba the Hutt makes when Bib Fortuna rudely awakens him to the arrival of Luke Skywalker in his throne room.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Captain Commando : G.S.M. Capcom 5 - PCCB-00083) on March 21, 1992.

STAFF

Game Designer : Udatoshi
Programmer : Koma Chan
Character Designer : Kurisan
B.G. Designer : Kuramoyan
Sound Composer : Masaki Izutani (T. Yomage)
Director : Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)

PORTS

Here is a list of ports released in Japan only. For ports released outside Japan, please see the Export version entry; "Three Wonders [B-Board 89624B-3]"

CONSOLES:
japan Sony PlayStation (apr.2, 1998) "Wonder 3 [Model SLPS-00927]"
japan Sega Saturn (mar.5, 1998) "Wonder 3 [Model T-26107G]"

SOURCES
Game's Flyer.
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on April 10, 2017