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Nintendo Switch Gets An Awesome Retro Remake Of Beloved Sega Game

By Donna Bellevue , Apr 19, 2017 06:05 AM EDT
Nintendo Switch announces that it is welcoming a retro remake of "Wonder Boy: A Dragon's Trap". The nostalgic game is available also on PS4 and Xbox One. (Photo : DotEmu/YouTube)

Nintendo Switch fans are going to get an awesome retro remake of the nostalgic game Wonder Boy: A Dragon's Trap. The announcement came on Tuesday as gamers anxiously await the launching of ARMS and Splatoon 2, which unfortunately won’t be released until this summer. The much awaited Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also won’t be ready until the end of the month, so this intriguing multi-platform retro remake is going to be the talk of Switch town as it makes its way to the eShop.

You may not have heard of this retro remastered late 80s game, but it's been receiving rave reviews mostly. It's definitely worth a closer look, especially since a lot of its graphics have changed in almost 30 years of gaming. However, it has an incredibly great platformer, and it it's this element that has made it last this long in the gaming business.

According to IGN, Nintendo Switch's latest addition, the Wonder Boy, was initially released in 1989 for the Sega Master System. It featured all the hallmarks of an undying classic genre, and because of this, it underwent drastic graphic modernization as time went by. Now, Lizardcube has worked painstakingly in all its detail using a solid foundation, aesthetic upgrades, and some much-appreciated updates to the original programming to offer an awesome remake.

The retro remake of a beloved Sega Master System game from comes in HD, giving gamers a unique experience on a nostalgic classic. According to the BGR, less than a year of remastering later, the game is finally available on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. In this game, the titular character, Wonder Boy - or Wonder Girl - is cursed by a robot dragon and turned into a fire-breathing lizard-man/woman.

The Wonder Boy in Nintendo Switch currently scored 79 on Metacritic, and it’s already one of the 10 highest scoring games you can play on the console.The game's aim is to remove the curse by beating more dragons to change back into human form. The story is not particularly compelling, but this bizarre backstory provides a lore-friendly excuse for the core mechanic.

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