Wonder Boy has always lurked just beyond the spotlight. When Opa-Opa and Alex Kidd took the stage, the whole world noticed, and their stars shone brightly for a few brief years. But Wonder Boy outlasted them both, and to his dedicated cult following, these games are the true gems of the era. Many Nintendo fans have often asked supporters of the Master System what SEGA's answers to Mario and Zelda were. Wonder Boy was both rolled into one, a mix of platform, adventure, and RPG; style, substance, depth, and playability.