February 11 2016

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Wonder Boy – Master System – Tec Toy tips

Continuing the articles on the Master Club, Today I show the tips of the Tec Toy for the game Wonder Boy from the Master System.

Wonder Boy It was released by Sega for Arcades in 1986, and was ported to the Master System in 1987, in a very good conversion, by sinal, with good looking graphics and sound. The version of Master System It is also higher than the NES, call Adventure Island, because the name and the character Wonder Boy are owned by Sega, but the game itself is owned by the original developer, a Westone Bit Entertainment, you could release it for other platforms, but with another name.

Wonder Boy was brought to Brazil by Tec Toy. His Cape can be seen below, as extracted from the Tec Toy Wiki:

Cover of Tec Toy to the Wonder Boy

Cover of Tec Toy to the Wonder Boy

Wonder Boy is one of the best games of the Master System, in good old platform games category, that got a bit out of hand with the emergence of 3D games-facing consoles. Is a simple game, but quite challenging. Beautiful surroundings and good music. Note, however, which phases do not vary much, each area has 4 rounds and each round has 4 parts. The game changes from part to part and from round to round., but from an area to another not so much difference, with elements being reused. But that's probably what allowed was created a relatively long game on a cartridge with only 1 Mega.

Wonder Boy - Master System

Wonder Boy – Master System

The songs also repeat, most of the game takes place with the main theme playing, but there is also a theme in openness, one for the completion of phase, one for the chiefs, two different themes to fights with bosses, a theme of invincibility, a theme for the bonus stages, In addition to other jingles more shorts. Curiously, the cartridge there is also a song that was not used in the game.

Wonder Boy - Master System

Wonder Boy – Master System

The game controls are a little quite annoying at the beginning, takes a while to get used to it. No control over the character during the jump, and there are two types of hop, a low/short and long. The first is obtained by pressing the jump button normally, the second requires that both buttons are pressed together. This works fine most of the time, but I've lost a lot of lives screwing up the jump at some point.

Wonder Boy - Master System

Wonder Boy – Master System

I never had the cartridge from Wonder Boy, but it was available in stores I frequented, so I could rent it a few times.

Wonder Boy - Master System

Wonder Boy – Master System

The leaflet with the tips of the Wonder Boy the Tec Toy sent me follows the traditional format: a single sheet of solid form with dot matrix printing. The booklet contains the plot of the game so well summarized: you need help our little friend to save his girlfriend who has been kidnapped. Super original! 🙂

Then, come the game controls, in that are only mentioned the d-pad and buttons 1 and 2 are indicated as hop, no mention of the fact that there are two types of different jumps (a switch and two buttons) and that one of the buttons serves to launch machadinhos (When we are with this item, What is the most frequent).

The most interesting is the trick to select areas and rounds coming soon below, that can be accessed with a sequence of buttons on the opening.

Here's the scanned brochure:

Tec Toy Tips - Wonder Boy - Master System

Tec Toy Tips – Wonder Boy – Master System

And here's a transcript:

Wonder Boy
Plot : You need help our little friend to save his girlfriend who has been kidnapped.
Controlling the game :
– Directional Button – take the Wonder Boy for the senses that he needs .
– Button 1 and 2 – Jump.
Tips :
– To start a more advanced area : Press 2 x button 1, 2 x button 2, keep both pressed and move the directional pad up and down until the number of the area you want to.
– To start a round of highest number , follow the same instructions above, but , move the button D. to the right and to the left.
Tec Toy/Promotions

To complete, I did a little video demonstrating the Wonder Boy, all the original hardware and no emulation, as costume:

The equipment used for this capture was:

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