Adventure Island

a.k.a. Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima / 高橋名人の冒険島 / Adventure Island Classic

published by Hudson Soft in 1986-09-12, developed by Hudson Soft / Westone, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer
series: Adventure Island, Wonder Boy
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

Personal review

Adventure Island is the NES version of Sega's Wonder Boy, only with having the main character and music changed. It is a simple and fun platformer with colorful graphics and really good gameplay and controls. Some later levels are rather hard to beat, especially when you die and must start the section again without a weapon. There is a life bar that functions as some kind of time limit. You refill the bar by collecting food. At the day of its (Japanese) release this might be the best Famicom/NES platform game since Super Mario Bros. made its appearance.

# 2010-02-07 00:05:31

Official description

A mysterious tropical paradise known as Adventure Island is the setting for this side-scrolling action game. The evil Witch Doctor has kidnapped Tina, the true love of Master Higgins. To save her, you must safely guide Master Higgins through eight perilous stages - including dense forests and creepy caves - while defeating all of the enemies in your path. Each area is made up of four rounds filled with enemies determined to stop you in your tracks. In addition, as time passes, Master Higgins's vitality is automatically drained. To keep going, he must eat constantly by grabbing fruit, milk and whatever other goodies he can as he races toward his goal. Sometimes eggs containing miraculous items like axes to throw at enemies or honey that grants temporary invincibility will appear. Use items skillfully to help you clear the areas. At the end of each area you'll face the Witch Doctor, who you must defeat to advance. Go, Master Higgins, go!
# 2007-09-13 22:42:55 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

A platform game that is simply an altered version of Sega's Wonder Boy. Help Master Higgins save his girlfriend!
The Japanese title means 'Master Takahashi's Adventure Island'. Takahashi is the original Japanese name for Higgins.
(Jacquismo) - # 2006

External reviews (4) - average: 64.5% - median: 58.5%

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