Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

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Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Westone, Xbox Live Arcade M2

System(s): Xbox Live Arcade

Original System(s): Sega System 2, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Compilation















Number of Players: 1

Release Date RRP Code
Xbox Live Arcade JP 2012 800 points  ?
Xbox Live Arcade US 2012-05-23 800 points  ?
Xbox Live Arcade EU 2012  ? points  ?




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Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World, called Monster World Collection (モンスターワールドコレクション) in Japan, is an Xbox Live Arcade release containing the arcade version of Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Monster World), and the Sega Mega Drive versions of Wonder Boy in Monster World (Wonder Boy V: Monster World III) and Monster World IV. For some reason it omits Monster World II, otherwise known as Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. The games will also be released individually on the PlayStation 3. It is part of Sega's new Sega Ages Online series, which is being localized as Sega Vintage Collection.

This stands as the first time Monster World IV has been officially translated into English (unofficial translations exist), but not the first official release in English speaking territories - the Japanese version of the game was previously released for the Gametap service. This translation was rumoured to appear on the Wii's Virtual Console service too. It was also the first time the arcade version of Wonder Boy in Monster Land was released outside Japan (Europe received a Master System port and several home computer ports; the US received two computer ports). According to an interview with Westone's Ryuichi Nishizawa, the English Monster Land was a shelved release from 1987, while the English Monster World IV was made specifically for the Virtual Console release.

Games in the Wonder Boy Series
Wonder Boy (1986) | Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987) | Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (1988) | Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (1989) | Wonder Boy in Monster World (1991) | Monster World IV (1994) | Monster World Complete Collection (2007)
Games in the Sega Ages Series
Saturn Series
Sega Ages: Volume 1 (1997)

Syukudai ga Tant-R (1996) | Space Harrier (1996) | OutRun (1996) | After Burner II (1996) | Rouka ni Ichidant-R (1996) | Fantasy Zone (1997) | Memorial Selection Vol. 1 (1997) | Columns Arcade Collection (1997) | Memorial Selection Vol. 2 (1997) | Power Drift (1998) | Phantasy Star Collection (1998) | Galaxy Force II (1998) | I Love Mickey Mouse/I Love Donald Duck (1998)

Sega Ages 2500 Series
Vol. 1 (2003) | Vol. 2 (2003) | Vol. 3 (2003) | Vol. 4 (2003) | Vol. 5 (2003) | Vol. 6 (2003) | Vol. 7 (2003) | Vol. 8 (2004) | Vol. 9 (2004) | Vol. 10 (2004) | Vol. 11 (2004) | Vol. 12 (2004) | Vol. 13 (2004) | Vol. 14 (2004) | Vol. 15 (2004) | Vol. 16 (2004) | Vol. 17 (2005) | Vol. 18 (2005) | Vol. 19 (2005) | Vol. 20 (2005) | Vol. 21 (2005) | Vol. 22 (2005) | Vol. 23 (2005) | Vol. 24 (2006) | Vol. 25 (2006) | Vol. 26 (2006) | Vol. 27 (2006) | Vol. 28 (2006) | Vol. 29 (2007) | Vol. 30 (2007) | Vol. 31 (2007) | Vol. 32 (2008) | Vol. 33 (2008)

Sega Classics Collection (2005)

Sega Ages Online Series
Monster World Collection (2012) | Sega Classics Collection (2012) | Golden Axe Collection (2012) | Bare Knuckle Collection (2012) | ToeJam & Earl Collection (2012)
Sega Ages related media
Albums Sega Ages Sound Track The Best Plus (2004) | Sega Classics Collection (2005) | Space Harrier II: Space Harrier Complete Collection Original Soundtrack (2005) | New Century (2006) | Bare Knuckle Original Soundtrack (2012)