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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Rating Summary

Based on 78 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

79%

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Based on 78 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 18, 2017
Xbox OneMay 5, 2017
PCJun 8, 2017
Nintendo Switch2017

Developers: DotEmu, Lizardcube

Genre: Platformer

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!

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IGN

7.1 / 10.0
IGN

I had just as much fun during my six- or seven-hour playthrough of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap as I have with many of its contemporary counterparts. While its antiquated roots cause some minor frustration with unreliable hitboxes and unnecessary grinding, the foundational combat and exploration is still engaging and fun after 30 years. From long-time Wonder Boy fans to platformer enthusiasts who've never heard of it until now, you'll likely be able to find whimsical fun and a neat bit of genre history in this charming adventure.

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The Dragon's Trap's HD sheen belies the simplistic gameplay of its era, but there's undeniable charm in that simplicity.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best retro remakes there's ever been, and although the gameplay sometimes shows its age the graphics are amongst the best of the year.

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