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Counterpart From Another Isle by ProfessorMegaman Counterpart From Another Isle by ProfessorMegaman
Summer is here and, of course, that means it's time to post another piece of Adventure Island art.

This year I came up with something interesting. I picked a theme comparing Master Higgins to Tom Tom (a.k.a. Wonder Boy, star of the self-same game that was spun-off into Adventure Island to circumvent the licensing agreement with SEGA).

Originally, one could say that Adventure Island was a simple clone of Wonder Boy, but as years rolled by the series held true to island-hopping platform action, while Wonder Boy took the path of the action RPG (Though, Super Adventure Island II does the same).

These two are as identical as can be, same weapon, rugged fashion sense, skateboarding skills, items from eggs, choice of locale, and their repetitive missions to save their lady loves from evil monsters...

...I doubt they'd get along.
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Raakone Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
This is just so awesome!
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BH-Ouji Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
You do realise Wonder boy's hero is a teen and not a grown man right?
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never could tell, really.
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BH-Ouji Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Wha? Have you seen the japanese cardrige art.? They look like kids, but Tina has breasts, so they're must be teens

Anyway i always thought Master Higgins was a teenage boy, his death animation only confirms it (yes i know Master Higgins is NOT a teen)
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the "Tina" in question is actually called Princess Leilani in the NES game. (But is called "Tina" in the ending screen, though I assume not too many have actually seen it.)
Not sure if that's a localization screw up or, if Higgins has been "plucking fruit" on more than one island, if you know what I mean.
Either way, the "Tina" from the original seems a little TOO built to be a teenager, but when it comes to interpreting another's art, who can say.
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BH-Ouji Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
I meant Wonder boy's Tina not AI's Tina (or Jeannie Jungle, whatever)
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok. Not too familiar with the background on Wonderboy games, besides their relevance to Adv. Isle.
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estu48 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Haha i love it!.:D
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lunitaproductions Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I came here for GAME SACK 
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Tailikku1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You know, if there was like a Smash Bors version of LOST, I could see these guys in it (Takahashi mostly taking the role of Hurley)
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saber360 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
WHOA O.O
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Left side: Wonder Boy
Right side: Adventure Island

Both available on the Wii Virtual Console.
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Painbooster1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
whats the first game?
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
!!!DOUBLE POST!!!

Left side: Wonder Boy
Right side: Adventure Island

Both available on the Wii Virtual Console.
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Jakearmitage01 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Yes glad you did that mention of Super Adventure Island 2. Cause I could see Higgins in armor and fighting Tom Tom with magic spells, while that Tails knockff monster from Super Adventure Island 2 floats around throwing rocks at them.lol
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naturally. Super Adv. Island 2 is one of my favorite games.

BTW, I hate to shed some light on you, but those Tails-looking thing... they ain't dropping "rocks"!
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Jakearmitage01 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Yeah I was being politically correct. The Tails creatures are shooting their poo at you...which isn't far from what Tails does in your comics.lol

Yes now I want to see that pic even more.XD
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leotron25 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Least Wonder Boy had a arcade release awhile back, sadly Monster World IV was never released to the world...?
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ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There was a Monster World collection for PS2 in Japan. Meanwhile Adventure Island got a Virtual Console DLG.

Given their current state, perhaps SEGA should consider putting Wonder Boy/Monster World back in the works. Lord knows the bulk majority of their franchises aren't doing anything for them these days.
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leotron25 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Yeah, right now SEGA announced that Monster World IV will be released worldwide on both the VC and PSN. Still the series need a sturdy enough comeback to generations old and new?
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