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Hudson's Adventure Island (NES)

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Title Screen

Hudson's Adventure Island

Also known as: Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima (JP), Adventure Island Classic (EU)
Developers: Escape, Hudson Soft
Publishers: Hudson Soft (Original release), Konami (Wii U Virtual Console)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: September 12, 1986
Released in US: September 1988
Released in EU: 1992
Released in AU: February 22, 2008 (Wii Virtual Console)
Released in KR: September 16, 2008 (Wii Virtual Console)


TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


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.

Hidden Text

Each version of the game contains the string

HECTOR

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.

(Source: CaH4e3)

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US Europe
Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Shima 001.png Adventure Island 001.png Adventure Island Classic (Europe) 001.png

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.

Ending

Japan US/Europe
AdventureIsland-Ending-JP.png AdventureIsland-Ending-INT.png

The line "YATTANE TAKAHASHI!" ("You did it, Takahashi!") was removed from the ending screen.