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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Review (PS4)

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Marvel Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a redo of the great Wonder Boy arrangement, the third game specifically. This change is basically based over the first game code and this methodology has enabled the engineers to incorporate a retro mode next to each other with the recently upgraded visuals and redrawn workmanship style that is perfectly enlivened while keeping the soul of the first game.

Miracle Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a side looking over platformer like Shantae which likewise includes components from metroidvania class. You assume responsibility for a traveler that gets reviled by an enchantment spell in the wake of murdering the Mecha Dragon. The traveler can be either picked as a male or female character. The passing of the Mecha Dragon changes the player into a Lizard-structure prompting an adventure of murdering different mythical beasts around the globe. The player additionally gains new change shapes beside the Lizard that enables them to investigate much more areas of the world guide utilizing their newfound capacities.

The first thing that immediately caught my attention upon starting the game was the art style. It is absolutely gorgeous style that is carefully drawn to make sure the original artistic integrity of the retro look of the classic game is maintained. This is seen clearly when we switch between the Retro and the new look of the game. Yes, it is possible to switch between both of these modes on the fly with the press of a button and while this might sound amazing, it is even better when we utilize it in the game.

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The game controls like a traditional side scrolling platformer where the gameplay is taken directly from the classic Wonder Boy game. There are no additional enhancements on offer here aside from revamped UI that keeps its same look even if we switch the visuals to retro mode. Physics have also received a slight modification but the general gameplay and design remains the same for the most part. Aside from having a standard attack, it is possible to utilize a set of powerful items in battle like Fireballs and Arrows. These items can be dropped by the enemies but they are usually reserved for tricky situations or for a boss fight.

If you enjoy a metroidvania game where have to backtrack to several old locations with your newfound abilities, you will feel right at home with Wonder Boy. The game tasks the player with defeating several dragons located throughout the world map. These dragons all grant the player new abilities that can come handy during the exploration. If you need to swim, you can become the Piranha-form who is easily able to swim in any direction underwater. There is also the Lion-form that adds the possibility of additional attacks overhead or beneath the player. Each of the form adds more to the gameplay and makes exploration fun. It is always nice to discover some secret room during exploration.

If you have already played the original Wonder Boy game, you will enjoy this remake. The developers have managed to create gorgeously rendered backgrounds for this remake that fit the environment of the game. They look much better than the copy-paste locales seen in the classic version of the game. Not only it is possible to switch to retro mode, the game also provides the option to change to the retro music and audio. It is something that is unnecessary but provides nostalgic feeling especially if you have played the original back when it was released.

 

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