Wonder Boy Collection Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

This Wonder Boy Collection Review shows off this carefully curated collection of essential Wonder Boy releases – featuring four SEGA masterworks from the golden era of platformers. This quartet of acclaimed games brings something for everyone with its blend of classic platforming and action-RPG gameplay.

Wonder Boy Collection Review

Wonder Boy Collection Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics from 8 bit to 16 bit
  • 111MB download size.
  • Four games in one package –
    • Wonder Boy.
    • Wonder Boy in Monster Land.
    • Wonder Boy in Monster World.
    • Monster World IV.
  • Gallery shows off concept/promotional images along with the original box art.
  • State save/load system for each game.
  • Adventure platform gameplay.
  • Game settings for Wonder Boy and Wonder Boy in Monster land allow you to change starting lives, bonus lives, and difficulty.
  • Graphic settings for each game are display (4:3 DAR/1:1 PAR/Perfect/Fullscreen), scaling (soft/crispy/razor), shader CRT style tweaks – mask type, mask intensity, Scanline intensity, sharpness, and curvature.
  • Can rebind controls for each game.
  • Rewind system with settings for adaptive/1x/2x/3x/4x.
  • Full-screen preview button.
  • You can change the settings when you want.
  • Save when you want.
  • Tight controls.
  • An excellent nostalgia trip.
  • Each game plays differently from an arcade game to a progressively more engrossing RPG take.
  • The definitive Monster Boy Collection.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Rewind and save state is an absolute must for us, crap players.

Wonder Boy Collection Review

Wonder Boy Collection Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Doesn’t actually have a tutorial or instruction manual.
  • Few performance hiccups from time to time.
  • You cannot change the wallpaper art or screen borders.
  • Doesn’t add anything substantial history-wise.

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Wonder Boy Collection Review

Wonder Boy Collection:

Official website.

Developer: Bliss Brain

Publisher: ININ | ININ Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Never really played Monster Boy growing up, it was one of those games I would just watch other people play, I didn’t have time for all the RPG stuff! Fast forward and in my old age, I have found that I really like these collections as it allows me to try the game but also go through the whole series if I so wish. Add in some mod cons like state saves and rewind and now players like me can experience it all but without the stress of playing it well! Here you can change the intensity of the CRT filter if you wish and look at the art it is great but that’s basically it, you buy this game out of curiosity or to have the game series in one place. If you are looking for a museum piece detailing the full history, manual scans, and more then you will be disappointed. Wonder Boy Collection is a wonderful nostalgia trip.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!