VGJam Tabs Wonder Boy in Monster World
Wonder Boy in Monster World
"Sky Castle" - Guitar tab
Platform(s):Sega Genesis
Tabbed by:Rixonomic
Last modified:2007-05-25
Date added:2008-01-04
Print it:Original file (.TXT)
Hear it:MIDI file
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WonderBoy in Monster World (Sega Genesis)

"Sky Castle" theme

Original Composer - Shin'ichi Sakamoto

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Tabbed by Rixonomic (rixonomic@yahoo.com) Wednesday, May 23, 2007.

Tabbed for http://www.videogamejam.com/

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After knowing this game nearly all my life, and having grown up with the soundtrack in my head, 
I decied it was finally time for me to learn some of it on guitar. I mean, being such a rare game,
I never really saw much point in figuring it out...Plus I used to suck. But now that I've been playing for a couple years,
and learning by ear comes much more natrually than it used to, I figured, what the hell. So now I give to the world, 
what may very well be the only guitar tab on the internet for this game. Believe me, I've looked. And if you found this, 
I bet you have too. 

I know it is accurate for the most part. There are a few subtle areas that sound somewhat off when I play it through with the song sometimes,
But I can't tell for sure if it's just me, or there are like two different notes to pick from, or what.
But if it is off at all, it's not by much. And if you can tell that it's off, then I'm sure you can fix it, so whatever.

(Revision - I went through and worked out what I believe to be all the incorrect notes. There's like, one that I'm still not sure about,
and I can't find a better note to replace it, so whatever. If you're better than me, you'll figure it out.)

And if there's anything like seriously off, just assume I tabbed it wrong.

And also, this is my first tab ever...I know, whenever you see that, it's like, 

"Crap, this is gonna be another horrible tab with every note tabbed out on the high E"

But worry not, I've seen enough bad tabs to know how not to do it...I think, at least. lol
But yeah, I think I did a pretty good job. You can be the judge of course. Not as though it really matters anyway.
I'm sure there's only like one other person out there who's actually played this game. lol


Sybols:

p - Pull off
h - Hammer on
~ - Hold the note/Vibrato/Whatever sounds good
/ - Slide up
\ - Slide down
v - Down beat


Keep in mind that the snare drum is hitting on the up beat,
and the bass drum is hitting on the down beat. So don't let that confuse you. ^_^

Also, one last thing... the actual song file that I found off the internet seems to be just a little sharp 
when played with a correctly tuned guitar. So if you play with the game, or the song, or the ROM or anything, 
and it sounds a little off, that would probably be why. Other than that, the MIDI seems to be mostly accurate.
Although, the MIDI isn't quite the same as the original song from the game. But if you still remember it, or 
have access to it, then you'll know that...Well, You'll know. lol

So...Enjoy!



Intro - The slower, easier part of the song that only plays when you first enter the area.

~115 BPM


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|--10---8--8----------------------8------------------8-10--10/13--|
B|--------11---8---------8--8-10-11---8-----8--8--10---------------|
G|------------------------10--------10----10-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v    
E|--13-13---10\8--10-10--8----------15------13------11------10-----|
B|--------------------------8-10-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|--10---8--8----------------------8------------------8-10--10/13--|
B|--------11---8---------8--8-10-11---8-----8--8--10---------------|
G|------------------------10--------10----10-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


    1       2       3       4  
    v       v       v       v  
E|--13-13---10\8--10-10--8--------|
B|--------------------------8-10--|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


Then the transition from sweet to awesome!!! xD


    1              2              3              4
    v              v              v              v    
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--11p10p8--------11p10p8---------------------------------|
G|---------11------------11--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------5------7------8--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


Then the actual song, which pwns face!@&%!$#!



Main riff - Play this part twice, if you're too nub and don't already know that. :P

~140 BPM


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------8---7---------------5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
D|--5---8---------------5---8---------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------8---5---8-------8-------8---5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
A|------------------8-------6---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


But then the second time around, play the last part like this...

    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------6---5-------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------6---|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------8---5---8-------8-------8---5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------------|
A|------------------8-------6---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

...With that little fill dealy at the end. It sounds so cool. :D


And then go straight into this part.


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------6-----------------------|
G|----------6-----------5-------6---5---7-------7-------7p5---5-----|
D|--5---8-------5---8---------------------------------------8---8p5h|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|



    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5---7-----------5-------------------|
D|-h8---5---8---5---7-----------------------------8-5---------------|
A|----------------------8-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|



    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8---8---------------------------6---------------------------|
G|------------------6---5-----5-----7-----------5---5-------7-------|
D|--------------------------8---5-----------------8-------------8-5-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|-----------------------------------------------------10------10---|
B|----------------------------------6-------------------------------|
G|------------------5-------8---5-------7-----------7-------7-------|
D|--8---5---7---8-------------------------------5/8-----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

That last part right there can be kind of tricky.
 
I like to use my middle finger to slide from 5 to 8 on the D string, 
and that puts my index and pinky fingers in the perfect position to 
hit that little octave dealy there. 

But do whatever works for you. I don't really care.

Just a suggestion. :/

Anyway, then you go back and do the main riff once, which in case you forgot is...


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------8---7---------------5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
D|--5---8---------------5---8---------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------8---5---8-------8-------8---5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
A|------------------8-------6---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


But instead of doing it a second time, you go into this little bit, 
which is just like the intro, only faster, and one octave lower.

And it's kind of hard too. But that's okay, I have faith in you... >_>


    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------6---|
G|--7---5---5---------------------5-------------------5-7---7-------|
D|--------8-----5-------5---5-7-8-----5-----5---5-7-----------------|
A|------------------------8---------8-----8-------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|




    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--6---6---------------------------8-------6-----------------------|
G|----------7-5----7-7--5---------------------------8-------7-------|
D|--------------------------5---7-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|




    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
G|--5----7-8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---7----8--------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|




    1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
    v       v       v       v       v       v       v       v
E|------------------------------8---5-6-5---5-----------------------|
B|-------6-8------6-8-------8-------------8-----8---7---------------|
G|--7-----------7-------8-------------------------------7---5-------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------8---|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


And repeat from the main riff. Simple as that.



Any comment, corrections, questions or criticisms would be welcomed at,

rixonomic@yahoo.com



Good luck, Wonderboy fan(s)!

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