Wonder Boy has been one of my favorite video game series since I first discovered it in the late 1980’s on my Sega Master System. The first installment (Wonder Boy) was a very simple concept and a lot of fun to play. I have very fond memories playing hotseat Wonder Boy all through the night with my good buddy EvilKalman. We were very young and knew nothing about the mysteries of the kitchen but we managed to bake up a mountain of Rice Crispy Squares for fuel and we were determined to keep at Wonder Boy until we beat the game!
Wonder Boy has gone through a lot of changes with each installment and as each version added a ton of great new features and gameplay mechanics I always found that the previous versions were still really fun games and manage to hold their own.
Thankfully Wonder Boy has not been forgotten! And he has returned to us in Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
News has been circulating for a long time now about Monster Boy but now we are finally close enough that the game feels very real. is promising a release date for 2016 with an exact release date coming sometime down the road.
Wonder Boy… I mean Monster Boy has never looked soooo good! These screen shots are really something to get excited about.
Monster Boy will be coming to both the PS4 and Xbox One. For more details on the game check out this PS4 Blog announcement.
And if you think you can handle some Japanese Pop-Rock check out Monster Boy in action:
We never did manage to beat Wonder Boy on the Sega Master System but I remember thinking that we had come a really long way. It was a massive amount of fun and I’m very pleased that EvilKalman and I will now have a chance re-join forces to save the Cursed Kingdom.
Welcome Back Wonder Boy!
The new Wonder Boy looks like it could be a lot of fun. It kind of reminds me of the Wonder Boy 3: The Dragons Trap… a game I still don’t have in my sega collection:( This is a shame as it was my favourite chapter in the series… especially when you were mouseman, but cool that this newer version seems to have taken some aspects of part 3. Cool cool cool!
The creators of Monster Boy agree with you Nintendo Joe!
“We loved Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap for its transformation feature, so we took it as the biggest inspiration.” -Thomas Kern, Producer, FDG Entertainment
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