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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun platformer

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    Andysaur
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    A fantastic looking remake of a Sega Master System game from the 1980's, The Dragon's Trap is an action platformer that puts you in the shoes of the titular WonderBoy (or WonderGirl, if you prefer), who suffers a curse that transforms him or her into a variety of creatures, and must seek out a cure while using various animal abilities to make their way. While it has a modern coat of paint with a fantastic graphical style (you can toggle between it and the original graphics), it still retains much of the gameplay that reminds you that, yes, this IS a Master System title. Hit boxes are occasionally a bit too big, and you will often find yourself wandering around trying to find the next objective. Keep a browser page open to GameFAQS is what I'm saying. Some sort of optional hint system would have been a nice addition. The game is also relatively short, an experienced player should be able to blow through it in a matter of hours, and you can build your character up with additional upgrades to make them practically invincible by you reach the end boss. Fortunately, the game offers multiple difficulty levels to play if you find the game to be too easy. Despite a few flaws, I found myself enjoying the game, and would recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable action platformer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Trip down memory lane

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    Wazzo
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    Wow it must have been one of the coolest/better games back in 1989! Even when I was changing the new style to the retro one for a minute or two I found myself still liking the game. The different characters and abilities were pretty fun, but the mouse-man combat style is frustrating (very short range). The game is somewhat hard in general, but it is not that bad in my opinion. The graphics are awesome and the bosses are good, but frustrating (you need to hit them on the head and it is easy to take damage if you get too close). I find the price a little high therefore I bought it when it was 25% off. I completed the game with almost everything in 7 hours, but I only completed two of ''the unknown'' sections as I did not enjoy them or understand the purpose of them. The game is not that long therefore I would suggest you to wait for a sale if you are not already convinced. The platforming aspect was a little stiff in general, but barely noticeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Platformer with Pizaz.

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    LuckyKon
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    A fantastic remake of a Sega classic Wonder Boy III, Dragon's trap is as beautiful as it is unique. The hand-drawn art, seamless transition from modern to retro graphics (complete with nostalgic tweaks like grid lines, old monitor effects, and retro sound), and simple yet cool story create a gorgeous and challenging game that has only gotten better with age. Even the game case art is beautiful, and to mimic the games reversible aesthetics, the cover insert is reversible; brilliant. As if that wasn't enough of a reason to purchase this title, the physical copy also comes with a high quality dragon key-chain and mini disc copy of the soundtrack (which is also fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but Shows its Age

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    BanjoBob
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    This is a really fun game but definitely shows its age in some places. It would have been nice to quick save anywhere in game and it can feel a bit like a grind at times when you need a specific item to progress but it isn't clear how to obtain it. At the same time that can also be enjoyable for a certain type of person and I did enjoy that the game doesn't hold your hand like most modern games do. The ability to switch between the game's original graphics and music and the modern graphics and music at any time is an awesome feature and one I would love to see done with more games. This is a game that players of the original Wonder Boy III will enjoy but it's definitely not for everyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless Classic

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    Christine
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    I never got to play the original Wonderboy but if I did, I could tell I would love it. They recreated it down to every pixel in terms of gameplay and controls, but with the new beautiful hd textures. You even have the option of switching back to the old graphics and sound at the touch of a button. The game had adventure, cool bosses and dungeons, fun items to explore for and with. If you like Zelda or metroidvania style games, this is for you. Only thing I'll warn, if your expecting a story, just like games of old, it's lacking in game. But I don't consider that a bad thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This game looks good but game-play is mediocre.

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    SGT337
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    I was excited to play this game after finding out that a 2D side-scroller was being remade and it looked pretty good. The game-play is dull but the graphics are very good and as an added bonus you can switch back and forth between modern graphics and the original 8 bit graphics. However, I am not sure about this game, I have only played for an hour or so and so far I am not loving this game and you may like this game if you live 2D side-scoller but I am not sold.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Wonder"ful remake!

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    thegc1
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    Get the physical copy of this game cause it includes some goodies inside. i like how you can actually switch to retro mode with the push of a button while playing. Many games have a retro mode to play separately but this is the first i've come across where you can switch during gameplay! Love the new soundtrack but I preferred switching to retro soundtrack while playing the remake, just to rekindle old memories when this first came out in Sega in 1989.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, just not for me

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    ObscureReference
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    The game looks great and is well made, but it's despite the visual polish it's still a game from 1989 underneath. Since I didn't play the Wonder Boy games growing up there's no nostalgia for me and the overall experience leaves me wanting for some of the missing modern gaming conventions. If you liked this games as a kid or are interested in retro gaming then I'd suggest to pick it up, other wise you're probably better off passing on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Fun

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    Alliecat
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    I really love nicalis games due to the goodies that you get with them and how fun their games are. Wonder Boy is a very beautiful game with a very nice soundtrack. The art style is very nice. I like the fact that you can switch between art and music styles from the original and modern Wonder Boy. The key chain, manual, and CD are also really cool. When you get a nicalis game you are honestly in for a real treat!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game!!!

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    John
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    Bought this game because the game play look great. It is a little bit difficult some parts but it is fun. Plus the extra stuff that come the package is great. The manuel is beautiful and colorful. I never played the original game but I gave this one a chance and I don't regret it. It is a classic game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Neat collector's edition game with a cool twist

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    sportzgirl
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    This is a great little collector's edition that includes a couple of extras. It also has some game play features that I think are really cool. The coolest one is the ability to change between the original old school graphics and the new animation at any point in the game. If you are a fan of the original or just looking for a game with a different twist on it then give this one a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sega classic updated.

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    Havok
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    What can i say,handsomely remade classic title,geniously great the way you could switch the graphics from the new style to the classic style at any time,any generation would love this title,from the classic gamer that wants a flashback to the new one that's looking for a challenge,enough wonderboy for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid game

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    Nathan
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    This game features 2 modes 16 bit or current gen graphics that render hand drawn animation. Definitely worth having in a game collection as it is a revisit of the classic version from the previous generation of gamer. Hence the 16 bit option of WonderBoy. Challenging game for any gamer with a high level of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gameplay value is great!

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    Dagatian
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    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is amusing for a few hours before it turns rather stale. The combat system is fast and sharp, but also repetitive, and because there is so little in terms of story and characters, there are few reasons to replay the game once the short adventure is over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous platformer that oozes charm

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    JayGee
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    I was initially not interested in this title as its a remake from a system I never owned. However, after hearing a little bit about the new game in the series I decided to give it a try. If you enjoy platformers with light metroidvania features then this game is worth your time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love for a masters classic

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    Polarbear
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    The developers truly loved the original and you can tell from this game! you can change back to retro wonder boy visuals and sound...the good old oldschool difficulty is back so dont be ashamed to look up a few things because this game is a fun reminder that sega was nintendos best competition at one point! highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic 2d side scrolling adventure.

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    jazz
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    The fact that you can switch between two different styles of art in the game is a great plus. This, like many other games on the switch, relies on a simpler gameplay style that delivers fun for old school fans. Even those who may be new to this type of game should give a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful!

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    Bill
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    This game is an all around gem. The hand drawn graphics are breathtaking and that alone justifies the purchase. With that said, the gameplay is a blast and I found myself wanting to continue through the journey and beat the game. Looking forward to the sequel - Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderboy Review

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    AshS
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    I didn’t know what to expect from this one as I never played the original. I was pleasantly surprised. This was a very fun retro inspired platformer. It reminds of platformers from back in the day — when they were hard! Cute story and amazing graphics. Get the physical version for all the extra goodies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Kind of Platformer!

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    themeesh13
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    I have never played any of the Wonderboy games before, but I absolutely loved this one. If you are a fan of any other wonderboy, I would have to assume that you would like this also. I really enjoy the Shantae games, and this reminds me of those, so perhaps that is why I am so fond of it.You should try it!

    I would recommend this to a friend