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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • SKU: 6165900
  • Release Date: 02/13/2018
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Fantasy violence, Use of tobacco
$39.99
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    Overview

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    • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (104 out of 108)

    Product Details


    • Publisher: Nicalis
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 02/13/2018
    • Software Format: Physical

    Synopsis


    Morph into different forms to battle enemy dragons in Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap for Nintendo Switch. Six playable forms let you utilize different beast-battling powers as Hu-Man from the classic game or his sidekick, Hu-Girl. Featuring beautiful hand-drawn graphics and an enchanting tale, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap brings an old Sega gaming favorite back to vibrant life.

    Features


    Get some "master" in your system with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. Experience stunningly beautiful animation, lavish music and tested gameplay in a package that includes a full color manual, mini-CD soundtrack sampler, and cell phone strap.*

    Huge interconnected world

    Six playable forms for the main character, each with different abilities

    Multiple dragon enemy types: Zombie Dragon, Mummy Dragon, Samurai Dragon and more

    Beautiful hand-drawn animated graphics

    Memorable soundtrack based on Shinichi Sakamoto's original compositions, re-imagined and recorded with classical instruments

    Play as the game's classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited co-star Hu-Girl

    Switch the graphics and/or sounds from the modern versions to the 8-bit originals at any time - even during gameplay

    Three difficulty levels catering to players of all types

    For a single player

    * All items will be bundled with game at launch. There is no need to order them separately



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A fun platformer

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good but Shows its Age

      Posted
      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

      Platformer with Pizaz.

      Posted
      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Timeless Classic

      Posted
      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.

      Posted
      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!

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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


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