Virtual Console's Wonder Boy Games, Explained

Chris Kohler writes:

"Whither Wonder Boy? Besides the usual list of Japanese Virtual Console releases that comes at the beginning of every month, the good people at Hudson have also announced the games they'll bring to the US in December. And both of them are Wonder Boy games, entries in one of gaming's most confusing series.

Specifically, The Dynastic Hero will be released on Monday, and Monster Lair later in the month. These are actually the fifth and the third games in the series, respectively. And one of them has already been released on Virtual Console under a different name.

It's all very confusing. And I'm not going to spell out the entire sordid tale. But here's what you need to know."

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