Wonder Boy the Dragon’s Trap is easily among the best games in the Sega Master System library. And now it’s getting remade and a whole new generation of gamers will get to experience it.
…and, of course, us older generation Dudes will be all over this release too!
A big thanks to “Destroy all Fanboys!” for giving me the heads-up on this news.
The caliber of this remake looks extremely high and I am very excited for the yet to be announced release date. The game will be available for consoles and PC. Below are a few details direct from lizardcube.com.
A good curse makes a good game (or so they say)! turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime! In search for a cure, our mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land… and defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons. How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive, as it turns into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion, and a Hawk… The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero make up the cast of this non-stop action-adventure platformer!
- A huge interconnected world!
- 6 playable forms for our shape-shifting hero, with different abilities!
- Dragons of all kinds! A Zombie Dragon! A Mummy Dragon! A Samurai Dragon!
- An eye-patch wearing shop-keeper pig who may or may not provide a sense of warmth and direction!
- Beautiful, hand-drawn animated graphics!
- A memorable soundtrack, based on Shinichi Sakamoto’s originals, re-imagined and recorded with classical instruments!
- …and more to be announced!
Prepare to be dazzled. Wonder Boy the Dragon’s Trap is looking very very good.
Four screen shots above where you can see the fire breathing lizard is the area in the world which acts as your hub between levels. I recognized it right away; this really is Wonder Boy the Dragon’s Trap!
And now for some bedazzling. Seeing the game in motion rocked my world. The game really does appear to be very faithful to the original Sega Master System Wonder Boy III while at the same delivering some really stunning graphics.
This announcement came as a surprise considering that not long ago Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom was also announced as a spiritual successor paying homage to Wonder Boy.
I don’t know why we’re so fortunate to have two new Wonder Boy games coming our way but it’s a trend that I really hope continues. Sega has a lot of game franchises that I’d love to see return.