Hudson's Adventure Island (NES)
|Hudson's Adventure Island|
Also known as: Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima (JP), Adventure Island Classic (EU)
Hudson's Adventure Island was essentially a port of the arcade game Wonder Boy... except Wonder Boy was replaced with Hudson Soft's real life spokesperson Takahashi Meijin... who was renamed Master Higgins for the English release.
Each version of the game contains the string
to check if the game was soft or hard reset.
This is likely a leftover of an earlier version of another game, Hector'87, which was also released by Hudson.
The Japanese version uses a different font for the font above the main title. The "TOP 00" message was also changed for the international releases, being above the Press Start Button message rather than below. The tile was also moved up, much closer to the score counter. The Press Start Button message was changed to Push Start and a "TM AND" was added before the Copyright text which in of itself was rearranged to give space to the Licensed by Nintendo message not present in the Japanese version.
The European release shortens the "Licensed by Nintendo of America Inc." text.
The line "YATTANE TAKAHASHI!" ("You did it, Takahashi!") was removed from the ending screen.
The Adventure Island series
|NES||Adventure Island • Adventure Island II • Adventure Island III • Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima IV|
|Game Boy||Adventure Island • Adventure Island II|
|SNES||Super Adventure Island • Super Adventure Island II (Prototype)|
|TurboGrafx-16||New Adventure Island|
The Wonder Boy series
|Arcade||Monster Land • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair|
|Master System||Wonder Boy • Wonder Boy in Monster Land • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap|
|Genesis||Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair • Wonder Boy in Monster World (Prototype) • Monster World IV|
|Game Gear||Revenge of Drancon|
|Windows||Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap|
|NES||Hudson's Adventure Island|
|TurboGrafx-CD||Monster Lair • The Dynastic Hero|