When French developer, LizardCube, revealed that they’d be creating a faithful but updated take on Wonder Boy, I was fairly excited. They recently confirmed that the game would feature a retro mode that would allow the player to mix and match the look of the original with a modern backing track and vice-versa. All of this is awesome for the retro-gamer. Now, Lizardcube and DotEMU have revealed a new feature to Wonder Boy: the Dragon’s Trap; Wonder Girl.
That’s right, along with Wonder Boy in his classic form, you will be able to play as the totally awesome, totally radical Wonder Girl. The developer has suggested that bringing the game to a larger, more diverse audience necessitated sprinkling the classic game with many improvements, one of which is a female playable character who is just as strong and just as fierce as the titular male hero.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will faithfully recreate the layout and playability of the orignal SEGA cult-classic release. Featuring a huge interconnected world and allowing you to utilise the differing abilities of up to six playable forms for the hero. The game will also feature Hu-Girl, a long awaited co-star to Hu-Man. Switch from a modern look and sound to a retro-tastic 8-bit classic graphics and audio experience at any time during the game. Change it up to suit your mood, across the three difficulty levels.
A good curse makes for a good game. The Meka-Dragon has turned a lonesome adventurer into a half-human – half-lizard monstrosity. Explore the many traps of Monster Land in an effort to find a cure and defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons along the way. Turn into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion and a Hawk on your transformational journey back to being all human again.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be cursing the Xbox One from the 18th of April.