Virtual Console Update: Wonder Boy

By Shaun Hatton - March 30th, 2008

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Sega Master System games had some awful and amazing box art.

Wonder Boy, the Sega Master System classic title, will be available on the Wii Virtual Console Monday. While we already have Adventure Island available now (which is very much the same game), this release marks the first Sega Master System title available for download over the service.

It’s no secret that I have a huge crush on the Master System. In fact, I just packed mine away this weekend in preparation for an upcoming move (yes, the Toronto Thumbs head office/Thumbscast recording studio will be relocating soon) and it saddened me a little. So tomorrow I may very well download Wonder Boy and relive some of those glory days. The hammers and skateboard were a winning combination.

The game is not to be confused with this “Wonderboy,” featuring Steven McDonald from Redd Kross on bass:

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