Lost In Translation/Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair

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Wonder Boy III
Monster Lair
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Sega / Westone
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 5.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
UPD7759 (@ 640.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.05 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
1,019,904 bytes (996.00 KiB)
MAME ID wb3 · wb31 · wb32 · wb33 · wb34 · wb3bbl

About The Game

Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair is an arcade video game.

The 3rd sequel of the well-known series. During the first round, Wonder Boy is walking through a world collecting food to get energy; at the end, a Boss is waiting. After a few worlds have been completed, Wonder Boy is mostly flying around and shooting different enemies.


FD1094 317-0084
  • Runs on Sega System 16A hardware.
FD1094 317-0085
  • Japanese version
  • Runs on Sega System 16B hardware.
FD1094 317-0089
  • World version
  • Runs on Sega System 16B hardware.
8751 317-0098
  • World version
  • Runs on Sega System 16B hardware.


  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)


Naoki Hoshizaki
Character Designers
Rie Ishizuka
Hiromi Suzuko
Music Composer / Effect Designer
Shin-ichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Nishizawa
Takanori Kurihara
Yoshihito Saisho
Michishito Ishizuka

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Master System (1989)
Sega Mega Drive (1990)
NEC PC-Engine CD

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.


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.