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Dragon's Curse

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Dragon's Curse
System(s): PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console (Wii)
Publisher:
PC Engine
Wii Virtual Console
Hudson Soft
TurboGrafx-16
NEC
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
JP
¥5,300 HC91035



TurboGrafx-16
US
$? TGX020039



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
600pts600
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
600pts600
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
600pts600
OFLC: G
Non-NEC versions
Sega Game Gear
Game Gear
Sega Master System
Master System

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Dragon's Curse, released in Japan as Adventure Island (アドベンチャーアイランド), is an adaptation of the Sega Master System title sega:Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (minus the Wonder Boy branding) for the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16. This port was published by Hudson Soft and developed by the same developers as the original game, Westone, making it related to Bikkuriman World and The Dynastic Hero.

In addition to confusingly using the "Adventure Island" brand for the Japanese release, this version was released in the territory before any version of the original Monster World II, due to some unfortunate circumstances. It should be noted that the Adventure Island series is known in Japan as "冒険島" spelled in Japanese, compared to the English spelling of this game. On the other hand, this version was released before Monster World III, so technically Japan got the games in order.

Because of the hardware jump, Adventure Island is a big improvement over the original Monster World II. The relationship is very similar to the two versions of Monster World III, but in reverse.

History

Legacy

Both the TurboGrafX-16's Dragon's Curse and Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap have been released on the Wii's Virtual Console service, despite being roughly the same game. Similar situations have occurred with Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair and The Dynastic Hero.

Magazine articles

Main article: Dragon's Curse/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

NEC Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №10, p60[1]
PC Engine
80
Based on
1 review

PC Engine version

PC Engine, JP
AdventureIsland PCE JP Box Back.jpgAdventureIsland PCE JP Box Spine.jpgAdventureIsland PCE JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
AdventureIsland PCE JP Card Back.jpgAdventureIsland PCE JP Card.jpg
Card
AdventureIsland PCE JP Manual.pdf
Manual

TurboGrafx-16 version

TurboGrafx-16, US
DragonsCurse TG16 US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Card
DragonsCurse TG16 US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 8e71d4f3
MD5 65ea7bebc2ecaeda8cee373ff2a83534
SHA-1 01ad5bbd7316740409e01917c19494cb26173ff5
256kB Card (JP)
TurboGrafx-16
CRC32 7d2c4b09
MD5 55153240fe1d0076c4f759b82f2d7e3e
SHA-1 39b382725e38d6303ae2b19f1cabbd96ca661b07
256kB Card (US)

External links

  • Dragon's Curse on Nintendo eShop: UK

References

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Wonder Boy games for NEC systems
Bikkuriman World (1987) | Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (1989) | Dragon's Curse (1991) | The Dynastic Hero (1994)