Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

a.k.a. Monster Lair / ワンダーボーイIII モンスターレア

published by Hudson Soft / NEC HE in 1989-08-31, developed by Alfa System, running on PC Engine CD
type: platformer, shooter
genre: Manga, Fantasy, Run and Gun
series: Wonder Boy
perspective: side view auto-scroll
player options: single player
languages: eng

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Personal review

A good mix of shoot'em up and platform game and quite different than other games in the Wonder Boy series. The 2-player simultaneous mode is a great idea. Only complaint I have is the fact that the CD media is only used for the nice music. No intro, no speech or other things you normally expect from a PC-Engine CD-ROM game.

# 2013-08-31 02:06:05

Official description

Join young Adam and Laura as they embark on a fantastic adventure in this comical action/shooting game. Featuring beautiful music brought to life by the power of the CD-ROM, the game consists of 14 rounds packed with cute monster enemies. Players can either play alone as Adam (or play with a friend controlling Laura) as they battle their way through round after round. The first half of each round is the action scene, where players must avoid obstacles and pits. Use your Power Boost weapons against enemies and restore your Life Force with food as you head for the gate at the end. The second half is the exhilarating shooting scene, where players must shoot down flying enemies. Take out the boss at the end to clear the round and move to the next one.
# 2008-01-06 21:52:15 - official description

Technical specs

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External reviews (7) - average: 81.4% - median: 80%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de381990-019/1275%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr201990-0390/10090%
Power Playde211989-1277/10077%
The Games Machineuk261990-0183/10083%
Tilt 39-113fr781990-0516/2080%

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