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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Rating Summary

Based on 72 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

41%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 28, 2021
PlayStation 4May 28, 2021

Publisher: STUDIOARTDINK

Genres: RPG, Action

■Staying true to the series legacy For Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World, the original staff from the former Westone Bit Entertainment gathered together to create a game that stays true to the spirit of the original games. The team is led, and directed, by the creator of the Wonder Boy series, Ryuichi Nishizawa and supported by Shinichi Sakamoto (sound), Maki Ōzora (character design) and Takanori Kurihara (creative management). You can't get more Wonder Boy than that

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Critic Reviews

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The Wonder Boy series gets yet more current-gen love with this big-hearted remake.

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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World earned its reputation decades ago as a fun action platformer, but this new remake does nothing to hide how much this classic has degraded with age.

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The least accomplished of the recent spate of Wonder Boy games but it still retains a certain charm and offers plenty of reasons for the franchise to continue.

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I also have to stress that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World isn't a bad game. Some of the backtracking got annoying, but mostly it's just monotonous. The mechanics are tight enough, I just can't help but shrug at the final product. I'm always happy when an old title is given new life, but that doesn't mean I'm going to end up loving it.

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