Monster Lair

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Monster Lair
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Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Hudson Entertainment
Series Wonder Boy
Platform(s) Virtual Console, TurboGrafx-16
Release date(s) TurboGrafx-CD
JP August 31, 1989
NA August 1, 1990
Virtual Console
NA December 17, 2007
EU/AUS December 21, 2007
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Monster Lair
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Monster Lair is a console adaption of 'Wonder Boy III' made by Hudson Soft, released in Japan for the PC Engine CD and the subsequent North American release on the TurboGrafx-CD. The game balances basic concepts found in both platformers and arcade shooters. The player is able to jump and shoot projectiles from a sword. He must ride a flying dragon and confront a large boss throughout the second half of each round. The player's life bar steadily diminishes as time passes. Health is gained through collection of fruit and projectile weapons. Some fruits, when shot, will expand and burst into multiple items.


There are no reported problems with this title.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Monster Lair since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-20511 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
3.5-1722 Windows 8 Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.8 GHz Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset No problems. Jogait

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