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A series of side-scrolling platform games developed by Sega and Westone. Originally began as a trilogy of thematically-related arcade games (Wonder Boy, Monster Land, and Monster Lair), each with drastically play mechanics from the last. The second arcade game spun-off the Monster World sub-series on home consoles, which adapted an action RPG approach.

Consists of the following releases:

Young Nastyman does not feature in this series.

The following tropes are common to many or all entries in the Wonder Boy franchise.
For tropes specific to individual installments, visit their respective work pages.
  • Compilation Rerelease: The aforementioned Monster World: Complete Collection not only has all six main games, it also includes all of the cross-platforms ports (at least the ones that came out on Sega consoles) and some of the different regional releases.
  • Genre Shift: The three arcade games in the series are different from each other. The first Wonder Boy is a straightforward platformer, Monster Land is an action RPG, and Monster Lair is an Auto Scrolling platformer with Shoot'Em Up segments. All of the console sequels though, stuck to the action RPG format of Monster Land.
  • Legacy Character: The titular "Wonder Boy" is a different character depending on the game, although Bock (the protagonist of Monster Land and The Dragon's Trap) is said to be Tom-Tom from the original Wonder Boy in the localized version of the Monster Land manual. Leo from Monster Lair and Shion from Monster World are definitely different characters though, and Asha and Princess Purapril are girls, thus obviously unfit for the "Wonder Boy" title.
  • Oddly-Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: The lineage of the series is hard to keep track of thanks in part to the various name changes each installment has gone through between localizations, cross-platform ports and licensed remakes made by other companies.
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