I think I read a preview of this game a year ago in Nintendo Power. Looking at it now, it seems vaguely familiar to me. I haven't played much of it so I'll talk more about this one in the upcoming Currently Playing post.
Monster World IV (GEN)
This, ladies and gentlemen is one of the many reasons the Wii's Virtual Console rocks. The final game in the Wonder Boy series, Monster World IV was never released outside of Japan. This year, all that changed. Back in May, the game was added to the Wii's Virtual Console lineup and it's been fully translated. This isn't the first Wonder Boy game I've played, but if what I've played so far is any indication, it may very well be the best in the series. It's been a long time since I've played a really good action/RPG and Monster World IV is really hitting the spot.