WONDER BOY IN MONSTER WORLD
Instruction Manual (US
Allow me to
introduce myself. My name's Priscilla, and I'm from a
village called Alsedo, located in Monster World. I'd like to
tell you of the recent happenings in my village and the
Alsedo is a lovely, tranquil
place- or was, until recently. I'm an aide to the Queen, a
kindly girl who's wise beyond her years. I've helped to keep
the peace here for several hundred years now. Life has been,
for the most part, very pleasant.
One day, though, the monsters
came to my village and turned it upside down. The Queen
decided to go to Purapril, a neighboring town, for help, but
discovered that Alsedo wasn't the only place that had been
terrorized by the monsters. They were everywhere the
villagers live each day fearing for their
The Queen, realizing that she
and the citizens of Monster World are powerless against the
monsters, is desperately hoping for someone to step forth- a
hero- someone with courage, strength and wisdom. Are you the
hero? Is that why you've come? Are you the one to return
peace to this embattled land? I beg of you- do what you can.
I can no longer stand to see the sadness in the face of the
- Press to start the
- Press to pause the game and
bring up the equipment window.
- Press up to enter a house or
shop, to talk to someone or to look up.
- Press down to leave a house
or shop, or to crouch.
- Press left to move to the
- Press right to move to the
- Press in the appropriate
direction to climb, descent, or get off of a
- Press and hold while
pressing the D-Button left or right to use magic items
(select in the equipment window).
- Press to accept a
- Press to attack with the
weapon currently equipped.
- Press to cancel a
- Press to jump. Press and
hold the D-Button left or right and press Button C to
perform a running jump.
- Press to accept a
The title screen
follows the Sega logo. Press the Start Button and the New
Game / Continue window appears. Here you can select a new
game or choose to take up a saved game where you left off
earlier. The first time you play, naturally the word
"Continue" won't appear. Place the marker next to your
choice and press the Start Button. Note: You may save only
one game at a time. Each time you save your adventures, you
erase previously-saved action.
SAVING YOUR GAME
If you decide to
stop playing at any time, find the Inn in the nearest
village and save your game.
The Innkeeper tells you how much
it will cost to get a night's rest, and ask you if you'd
like to stay. Select Yes and press Button C.
You'll then be asked if you want
to save your game. Again, select Yes and press Button C. You
can continue from this point later on by selecting Continue
at the Title screen.
The last question you'll be
asked is whether or not you'll continue your journey in the
morning. Selecting Yes allows you to keep playing after a
good night sleep. If you choose No, the game stops and the
Sega logo reappears.
Meter: Shows Shion's remaining
energy. If this meter becomes empty, the game
Enemy Life Gauge: This shows an enemy's remaining strength,
and appears during battle.
Item/Magic Equipped: Displays the Item or type of Magic Shion
currently has ready to use.
Gold: Shows the number of Gold Pieces that Shion
has collected so far.
During your journey
you'll pass through many towns and villages, where you'll
find various types of shops. You can buy many different
items to help you continue your adventure.
Here you may purchase weapons,
armor and shields. The Monsters get stronger as the game
progresses, so upgrade these items as soon as you can afford
You can buy boots, medicine and
other important goods here.
Come to the Inn when you need a
rest, or when you want to save your game.
You'll find treasure chests in
the dungeons of Monster World. To open one, stand in front
of it and press the D-Button up. There may be gold, and item
or other valuable piece inside.
The small ones add vitality to
Shion's gauge, and the large ones make the gauge bigger.
You'll find them after defeating particularly tough enemies,
or after opening treasure chests.
Gold can be collected by
defeating monsters and emptying treasure chests. It may
appear in the form of coins or money bags. Tougher enemies
carry more Gold. Help Shion to collect gold and use it to
buy new weapons, items, etc.
The following pieces
can be purchased at the Combat shop:
The following items
can be acquired in one of three ways: by defeating an enemy,
by purchasing them at the item shop, or by opening a
- Magic Items (You'll need
these in order to use Magic.)
These items cannot
be equipped. You'll be able to use them automatically when
The following items can be
equipped and used anytime.
Medicine: Restore some of Shion's lost vitality
(can only be used ones). Note: There are varying grades
of this that will restore more vitality.
Ocarina: A musical instrument required to open
certain doors (can be used repeatedly). Note: This item
is useless if you don't learn the tunes which open the
There are six types
of magic that Shion can use. Magic can be equipped and used
when necessary, as long as you have magic items. You may
have two types of magic equipped at one time. To use the
magic in the box on the left, press and hold Button A and
press the D-Button to the left. To use the other magic
currently equipped, press and hold Button A and press the
D-Button to the right. Shion will find it almost impossible
to succeed without magic!
Fire Storm: Burning spheres rain down on enemies,
causing considerable damage.
Quake: An earth-shattering blast that does great
damage to stronger monsters when they're on the
Power: Shion becomes more powerful for a short
Shield: For a short time, Shion is enveloped in a
force field that protects him while under attack. As he is
attacked, he won't suffer any damage but remember that the
force field is gradually weakened.
Thunder: Capture the power of real thunder and turn
it against your enemies!
Return: Use this magic to return to the last inn
you visited. Return magic can literally save your
Press the Start
Button to pause the game and open this window. When you're
finished, press the Start Button again or press Button B to
return to the game. You cannot access the equipment window
at the following time:
SELECTING AN ITEM
In the equipment
inventory section, use the D-Button to place the marker next
to category (weapon, armor, shield, boots, item or magic)
and press Button A or C. The list of available items
Place the marker next to the item you want to equip, and
press Button C. In the beginning of the game, certain items
are already equipped. You can upgrade when you find the
shops later on.
In the case of item or magic,
select an item by placing the marker next to it. Then press
Button A and hold the D-Button left or right. A symbol
showing what you've equipped is displayed in one of the two
boxes in the upper right corner of the main screen.
Note: When you equip a new item or magic, the one previously
visible is no longer equipped.
The people in and
around Monster World might have information that will aid
you in your quest, so talk with them at every opportunity.
Move Shion in front of the person to whom you want to speak,
and press the D-Button up. That person will then tell you
what he/she knows. Press Button C to speed up the
There are many shops
and houses in Monster World and the surrounding area. To
enter one, move Shion in front of the door and press the
D-Button up. When you're ready to leave, again move Shion so
he's facing the door, and press the D-Button
In the many shops,
goods are displayed on a counter. To purchase one, move
Shion in front of it and press the D-Button up. When the
shopkeeper asks you whether or not you're interested, place
the marker next to Yes or No using the D-Button, and press
Button A or C. Press Button B at any time to
When the Hearts in
Shion's vitality meter become empty, the game ends. Don't
give up so easily- the people of Monster World are depending
on you to restore peace to their devastated land! If you
have saved your game earlier, you can restart from that
point by selecting Continue at the Title screen.
WORDS OF WISDOM...
Talk to everyone
each time you see them. They may have new information,
without which you can't hope to rid Monster World of its
Upgrade your weapons, shields,
etc. as soon as you have the gold to do so. The monsters get
tougher as you continue on your journey!
Save your game often. Remember
that you can't save your game unless you consent to stay the
night at the Inn. It'll cost you a few gold pieces, but it's
a wise investment (even if you don't need a
Make sure you've always got some
form of magic equipped. You never know when you'll need to
You'll learn tunes to play the
Ocarina that open sealed doors. The notes are A, B and C,
and the tunes consist of different arrangements /
combinations of the notes. Can you figure out how to make
Guide part 1:
Guide part 2: Equipment,
Hearts and Secrets, etc.
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