Lost In Translation/Wonder Boy

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For an example of preferred content and layout please refer to Out Run or The Ninja Warriors.

Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy marquee.
No screen shot.
Wonder Boy control panel.
Manufacturer Sega (Escape license)
Released 1986
2-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
SN76489A (@ 2.000 MHz)
SN76489A (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,536 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
172,288 bytes (168.25 KiB)
MAME ID wboy · wbdeluxe · wboy2 · wboy2u · wboy3 · wboyo · wboysys2 · wboyu

About The Game

Wonder Boy is an horizontally scrolling arcade video platform game where the player controls a little boy venturing through Wonderland.

There are 4 areas, each with 4 levels and end bosses. Walking and jumping depletes your energy so you must eat food found along the way.


Licensed to Escape.

Chris E McClard holds the official official record for this game, on factory setting, with 1,217,240 points on 06/05/2005.

A deluxe version (bootleg ?) was made by Vision Electronics (see Updates section for more information).


Wonder Boy Deluxe has a dip switch to control how fast the energy decreases.

Tips and tricks

Round 8

If you manages to finish the game (Round 7 area 4) without forgetting any of the sweet little faces that multiply the vitality at the end of the screen, you can enjoy the Round 8.


  1. Wonder Boy (1986)
  2. Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987)
  3. Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair (1988)
  4. Wonder Boy IV - Monster World II (Sega Mega Drive)
  5. Wonder Boy V - Monster World III (1991, Sega Mega Drive)
  6. Monster World IV (1994, Sega Mega Drive)

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega SG-1000 (1986)
Nintendo Famicom (1986, "Adventure island")
Sega Master System (1987)
Sega Game Gear (1990)
Nintendo Game Boy (1991, "Adventure island")
Nintendo Super Famicom (1992, "Super Adventure Island")
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Commodore C64 (1987)
Amstrad CPC (1987)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
SEGA Arcade 80's Vol. 2 SCDC-00252[1] 2003-03-19 Scitron Digital Content CD version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.