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Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by T-hug, Mar 10, 2006.
which came first? adventure island, or wonder boy?
either way, this should be fun for a bit.
Not bad the first 2 games are pretty identicle, the 3rd one theres a little change but the 4th game is a good little NES platforming gem.
We moan about sequels being the same nowadays but at least they werent THIS samey.
Stole this info from another site:
"Back the mid 80s, Escape made up of a couple of ex Sega employees (hence the name Escape...) they made Wonderboy on the Sega System 1 board. Sega licenced and published it.
Escape became Westone and Westone then promptly licenced Wonderboy to Sega, however Westone did write a Famicom version, due to Nintendos licencing policy they couldn't release it so they sold it to Hudsonsoft who had to change the main character and name (as Sega owned the licence to the Wonderboy name and didn't want a third party game to have any Sega name behind it). However they did release it (With no Sega or Westone branding) and due to good sales, Hudson then promptly agreed a deal with Westone that all future Wonderboy / Adventure Island games would be released by Hudsonsoft on all non Sega Machines while Sega still had a licence to publish the Wonderboy games on the Sega machines and in the Arcade"
wow, so they were related. i honestly always thought that adventure island was just a cheap knockoff (i was one of the few proud master system owners).
Nice! I have such fond memories of the Adventure Island games. I didn't know this existed.
I was pleased to see this tis morning, gonna try it out now. I remember when i was a lad many years ago , i was expecting wonderboy as a christmas present form my parents for my ZX Spectrum and i knew that it was coming. I hunted high and low prior to christmas to see if they had it and i found it wrapped up in a bag. Yes you know wat i done, i wanted that game so baddly i unwrapped the bugger there and then and preceded to play it on my spectrum before carefully wrapping it back up and placing it back in the bag . I then obviously had to look surprised on Christmas day.
Good memories, good days, great games!
I did the same when I was getting Ghostbusters II for my C64, I fount it and then taped it (ah back in the days when all you needed was a double tape deck) and then wrapped it back up.
Its a shame the game was a bit crap.
Gonna try th other Hudson compilations, the 3rd one was good fun too, plus they are very small so easy to keep on a card.
EDIT: Could only find Hudson Best 3 & 6, was the others dumped or for GBA?
so are these PocketNES based like the Jaleco and Technos compilations?
Shame it doesn't contain the two SNES outings too. Still, four Adventure Islands is nothing to complain about.
The original one IS techincally a cheap knockoff, its simply Wonderboy with a slight sprite and name change so Sega couldnt legaly touch them. The later games were original creations and the Wonderboy series changed seemingly to escape it, then of course Westone did the exact same again, for example, Wonderboy 3 The Dragons Trap, was resprited and changed to Dragons Curse for the PC Engine...