Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a remake of a classic from the old franchise that was running on consoles back in the 80s and 90s. It’s dressed up with modern aesthetics, but it carries that 8-bit heart to this day.
DotEmu and Lizardcube announced last week two features that are pretty dang cool. You can see both of them in motion in the trailer below. Players will be able to switch the game from HD to 8-bit whenever they want, and that includes adjusting the music of the game, too. And, you’ll even be able to use the old passcode you have written down in the back of the instruction manual. Yep, those passcodes will work and load the game up to an old “save.”
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap sounds fantastic
I hate to go all secondhand here, but I’ve not played this game yet. However, I have colleagues that have. They’ve all come away extremely impressed by how well it translates to the modern age thanks to its art and sound. I’ve been excited for it for months now.
This stuff? These nostalgic nods and nudges? They do nothing to sell the game to me, but they’re a reminder that the devs remember the age of classic gaming fondly. I’m sure some kids today (get off my lawn) probably don’t even know what a passcode is.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is slated to release this spring on the Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.