Here are the new features outlined on the official website:
Joystick Rattling Made Easy with the “Joystick Rattle Button”
The “Joystick Rattle,” an old arcade trick in which the player vehemently rattles the joystick to increase the amount of gold obtained at certain points on the map, can be executed with a single button in the Sega Ages version.
Challenge the Game in its Truest Design with the New “Money Hungry Mode”
“Money Hungry Mode” is a new mode that seals away the Joystick Rattle technique and forces the player to challenge the game how the designers initially meant for it to be challenged. Compete against other players around the world in online leaderboards.
The online leaderboards included in previous ports of Wonder Boy in Monster Land are all included in the Sega Ages version. Examples include:
- Sphinx Challenge – Challenge the battle against the Sphinx, which players normally tend to skip.
- Monster Castle Challenge – A time attack on the game’s final dungeon.
- Fireball Challenge – A challenge in which you can only use fireballs (infinitely) and die in one hit.
View the first screenshots at the gallery.