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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

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A modern version of cult classic Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap! A close collaboration between Lizardcube, DotEmu and legendary series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, based on Westone Bit Entertainment’s original masterpiece.

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Total Reviews: 64

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56% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Jon Ryan (IGN)
[Date Unavailable]
7.1/10

“While its antiquated roots cause some minor frustration with unreliable hitboxes and unnecessary grinding, the foundational combat and exploration is still engaging and fun after 30 years. From long-time Wonder Boy fans to platformer enthusiasts who’ve never heard of it until now, you’ll likely be able to find whimsical fun and a neat bit of genre history in this charming adventure.”

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Ewen Hosie (Eurogamer)
[Date Unavailable]
Recommended

“The Dragon’s Trap’s HD sheen belies the simplistic gameplay of its era, but there’s undeniable charm in that simplicity.”

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Mike Williams (USgamer)
[Date Unavailable]
4/5 stars

“Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a faithful remaster of a classic that a lot of folks missed. Developer LizardCube has kept the original gameplay completely intact and laid some amazing 2D art and great remastered soundtrack over top of it. It’s a faithful preservation of a classic, retaining any of the gameplay pitfalls the original had, but it’s surprising how great Wonder Boy III is with some visual and aural polish.”

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