Wonderboy 3: Monster Lair

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Genre: Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
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Wonderboy 3: Monster Lair
Wonderboy 3: Monster Lair
Wonderboy 3: Monster Lair
Wonderboy 3: Monster Lair

As our favorite hero, Wonder Boy, you find yourself smack in the middle of a life or death battle with the infamous Meka dragon. If you beat the nasty lizard, you'll find your troubles are just beginning. The dragon uses his dying breath to transform you into a lizard man! Your only hope is to search Monster Land for the Salamander Cross -- the only thing that has the power to transform you back into human form. Your search won't be easy. Monster Land is full of obstacles and dangers. Battle a string of nasty enemies as you journey through deserts, jungles, underground passages, and even oceans. Capture treasure chests and collect special items you find along the way.

Your search for the Salamander Cross eventually brings you face to face with five of the creepiest dragons around. To finish your quest you'll have to defeat each of these beasts. When destroyed each will shoot a blue flame that changes you into another form! These different forms bring you special abilities that help you reach remote areas and beat the dragons.

Begin your quest as Lizard Man, able to shoot fire balls and duck quickly under enemy shots. Travel through an arid desert where shooting Fire Flowers and Giant Cobras attack. Try using arrows to shoot straight up at Hovering Smog Clouds. Use spring blocks to hop along the ground and up to higher floors. Fight your way through a pyramid to face the first dragon, a Dragon Mummy who hides out in the pyramid.

ProTip: Defeat most dragons by using a combination of jumping and stabbing them in the face once you've studied their attack pattern. When you defeat the dragon remember to collect all the coins you can before the blue flame hits you and transforms you.

Next, as Mouse Man, use your ability to cling, climb and squeeze through small openings. Find your way through a small maze and over walls patrolled by moving Fuzzballs. If you make it past shooting volcano creatures, climb high above a jungle and face a wicked Dragon Zombie.

Use boomerangs to destroy enemies from a safe distance.

The Dragon Zombie changes you into Piranha Man, a fierce swimmer. Swim through ocean waves while battling Fire Octopuses, Side Crawler Crabs, and Giant Fish. Enter an eerie sunken ship and fight your way through the ship's decks filled with goblins and ghosts. At the end face an evil pirate who was changed into the Captain Dragon by black magic. As Lion Man, smash indestructible blocks while you travel underground. Slithering snakes line the caves and bats swoop down at you as you leap over pits of boiling lava. Make it through the cave and you'll face Cyclops, star-throwing Ninjas, and sword-swinging Samurais. Reach the Japanese Castle and face the Daimyo Dragon. At last you are transformed to Bird Man. Fly and use your magical saber to find the entrance to the Vampire Dragon's castle located high above Monster Land.

Stock up on weapons in the Sphinx Treasure Room before entering the Vampire Dragon's Castle.

Once inside battle your way through monster-filled hallways and rooms. Use special transformer rooms along the way to change form so you can use the different abilities you'll need to fight unusual enemies and get past obstacles. If you make it through the castle, you'll face the Vampire Dragon himself. Defeat him and the Salamander Cross is yours -- and you transform back into Wonder Boy. You won't want to miss grabbing this game paê by Sega. It's truly an adventure worthy of Wonder Boy.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots

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