Box art of Legend of Wukong
|Platform(s)||Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Windows, macOS|
|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
Legend of Wukong, originally known as Wucom Legend (Chinese :悟空外傳; pinyin :Wùkōng Wàizhuàn; literally: "Wukong Rumors" – 外傳 wàizhuàn is analogous to the Japanese Gaiden), is a Taiwanese role-playing adventure game for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis developed by Gamtec. It was originally released in 1996 in Chinese only. The game's story is loosely based on the novel Journey to the West .
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