Retro gaming is all the rage now, with plans already afoot to bring out a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System next Christmas.
In the meantime, those seeking nostalgic gaming thrills can get their fix via another update on a classic from one of the granddaddies of console gaming, the 8-bit Sega Master System.
Anyone who played the Master System will know that, when it came to platform gaming fun, few titles topped Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap.
Developers Lizardcube evidently feel the same way, which is why their brand new version of the game essentially amounts to a slicker, more polished version of the original.
There’s brand new, modern looking graphics and improved music and sound effects, but the core playability of the original remains intact.
It even had the blessing of original Wonder Boy creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, who actually worked on the game alongside Lizardcube, ensuring it maintained what made the original so appealing all those years ago.
And for those still pining after the graphics and sounds of the 1989 original, there’s even a mode to revert back to it
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, is out now for Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 while a PC version is set to arrive in June.
Not bad for a game that began as a fan project between a budding programmer and artist.
Now if someone could just turn their hand to a Streets of Rage remake that would be great…
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.