Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Rating Summary

Based on 78 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 78 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

With gorgeously rendered animated visuals, an instrumental recreation of the 8-bit soundtrack, and some truly compelling Metroidvania mechanics, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is just as good a game today as it was decades ago.

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4 / 5
Apr 18, 2017

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap should be used as a benchmark for future remakes of classic games.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

With this new rendition of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, it's easy to see why so many old-school fans loved this franchise. The world design and inventory systems are well designed and the remastered visuals and audio will have you salivating. It's a blast to discover and utilize the special skill of each animal form. The whole family will have a wonderful time with this classic. (The ability to swap visuals and audio to retro at the click of a button is pretty slick too.)

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7 / 10
Apr 18, 2017
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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 18, 2017

. If you’re a fan of the original or just looking for a charming, retro-inspired adventure, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a game you’ll want to experience at least once.

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Apr 17, 2017

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is an astonishingly beautiful game to both look at and play. Its story is as charming as ever and the gameplay doesn’t ever over-complicate itself. The large variety of stages have enough to keep things interesting, while the amount of creatures to play as, with their unique skills, and ability to change from modern to 8-bit graphics at the touch of a button is marvellous.

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8 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

Wonderboy The Dragon's Trap is one of my favourite experiences on Switch to date

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B
Apr 20, 2017

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is everything an HD remake should be. The game itself was given an amazing face lift and the animation looks incredible. The platforming gameplay is the same as the original game, to a fault. The basic platforming and enemies can be a little boring at times.

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Unscored
Apr 20, 2017

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap sets the bar high for retro remakes. It represents the celebration and conservation of an unrecognized classic.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap sets the standard for remakes in the future. Lizard Cube has done a fantastic job in creating an imaginative world that still caters to fans of the original, as neither party has to make compromises here. The audio and visual switching mechanic works flawlessly and is easily the most exciting part about this title. While some of the game’s mechanics may seem dated due to the original title's age, it’s the gorgeous world and satisfying gameplay that make this game an easy recommendation.

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