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Use your sword to fight monsters and defeat the Dragon. Collect gold to upgrade your boots, shield and armor, and defeat bosses to strengthen your sword. Most stages include a boss, that once defeated leaves behind a key to the next stage.

Wonder Boy - Monster Land was produced by Sega in 1987.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Wonder Boy - Monster Land was produced include: War Ball, Slap Shooter, Gigas, Wonder Boy Deluxe, Wonder Boy, After Burner, After Burner II, Center Court, Chrono Soldier, and DakkoChan Jansoh


Name Wonder Boy - Monster Land
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10464
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class Sega System 8
Game Specific Wonder Boy - Monster Land Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Wonder Boy - Monster Land Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Wonder Boy - Monster Land PCB Image

Wonder Boy - Monster Land KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.32 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.25

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 2.33

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music -1.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Jump in suspicious places to collect hidden coins. Wiggle the joystick left and right when in the air to improve you chances of getting lots of money.

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Cabinet Information

The game is often found in converted cabinets since it was sold as a kit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Wonder Boy - Monster Land Census

There are 14,830 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 59 known instances of this machine owned by Wonder Boy - Monster Land collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 51 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Wonder Boy - Monster Land circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Wonder Boy - Monster Land boards sets.

This game ranks a 16 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


The games uses a SEGA System 8 board that is similar to Wonder Boy. CPU: Z80 at 4.00 MHz. Sound: Z80 2 x SN76489 at 4.00 MHz.


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