Side scrolling arcade fun from one of Segaís oldest heroes. Coded by Westone, this game is an
offshoot of the Hudsonsoft game, Adventure Island which is in just about every model of those
arcade-tv-plug-in things you see everywhere.
The simple story involves our lad Tom-Tom rescuing your best friend Tanya from the clutches of
a demon king.
Gameplay is horribly addictive. You run left to right through a course of obstacles. Getting hit
usually kills you. On your way you kill snakes, wasps, avoid
falling rocks, navigate connecting platforms amongst all other things.
Coupled with some nice graphics and a catchy background tune (love it or hate it) this game is
remembered fondly by those who have ever played it.
This game is port of the arcade original (playable in MAME) and has appeared on loads of
platforms including, PC Engine, ZX Spectrum. A true showcase title of the 8-Bit era.
Wonder Boy continued in several different forms on Game Gear and Mega Drive.