The Return of ‘Wonder Boy’
If you’ve spent time looking for your favorite classic arcade games for sale, chances are you were searching for the world-famous Wonder Boy. As soon as the classic Sega title was released in 1986, critics gave favorable reviews and arcades everywhere stocked Wonder Boy as a mainstay.
The boy himself, commonly called Tom-Tom, has to conquer seven levels, each containing four phases. As Wonder Boy breaks eggs, he adds powers and weapons to help him defeat enemies, including a hatchet, a skateboard, and more. Wonder Boy must eat fruit as he goes through each level so he doesn’t lose energy. If each of the dolls are collected in each level, the secret eighth level is unlocked.
Subsequent Wonder Boy releases such as Wonder Boy in Monster World also received positive reception from critics and gamers alike, but since the early 1990’s, no mention of any future games in the Wonder Boy series have been mentioned. Never, that is, until now.
“Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze”
The original Wonder Boy mastermind, Ryuichi Nishizawa, has stepped in on an upcoming game called Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze. Originally, the new game was set to be named Flying Hamster 2: Knight of the Golden Seed, and produced by Atelier Games. However, even though the company secured funds through a Kickstarter project, production was rerouted through FDG Entertainment who will take over the creation of Flying Hamster 2.
Instead of merely using Monster World influences in Flying Hamster 2, now Atelier Games and Nishizawa are announcing their new project as an actual installment in the franchise’s series. Sega continues to own the rights to all things Wonder Boy, so the words “monster” and “boy” have combined in a new way to carry on the original game’s spirit, albeit in a new, modern fashion.