Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Arrives on Steam Tomorrow

A remake of a classic.
A remake of a classic. G Choice

When Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World was launched on consoles back in May, it received critical acclaim. Now, PC players finally have the chance to experience it for themselves with its release on Steam tomorrow. But for now, you can wishlist it.

The game is actually a remake of Monster World IV, released back in 1994 and was the last game in the Wonder Boy series by Sega. Fans of the initial game shouldn’t worry since the original team came together to ensure that the remake has the spirit of the original. The team is led and directed by none other than Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the Wonder Boy series. Supporting him are Shinichi Sakamoto (sound), Maki Ōzora (character design), and Takanori Kurihara (creative management).

The Story

The game is set in Monster World where four spirits have been trapped by those who are planning to make the world their own. As someone who just became a warrior, Asha has been ordered by Queen Prapil to rescue those spirits.

Asha journeys with Pepelogoo, a mysterious creature and part of a race of small and spherical monsters. While most of those are yellow, the one accompanying Asha is blue. With Pepelogoo, Asha can perform unique actions like gliding while holding on to it.

Features of the game include:

  • A side-scrolling action that’s fun, light, and easy to play.
  • Join Pepelogoo to solve puzzles and beat strong enemies.
  • Explore different areas with Pepelogoo.
  • The world is vast and offers surprising encounters, events, and discoveries. New things to discover when revisiting a stage that has been cleared before.
  • ​Obtain items and equipment to strengthen both attack and defense.

The game also has RPG elements where players get gold once they defeat enemies. The gold can then be used to buy items in the store.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is already available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game supports several languages including English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.

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