Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap for Nintendo Switch
Switch

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Apr 18, 2017
8.21
playscore
Good
253rd of 8575

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Lizardcube
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime! In search for a cure, our mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land... and defeat many stuff throwing, curse-wielding dragons. How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive as it turns into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion, and a Hawk... The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero make up the cast of this non-stop action-adventure platformer!

Gamer Reviews

386 Reviews
8.41
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S. C.

S. C.

Sep 5, 2021
7.90
Ram

Ram

May 7, 2021
5.30
arturo lopez

arturo lopez

Mar 18, 2021
8.40
Kdman

Kdman

Sep 15, 2020
9.00
IchMagMoneten

IchMagMoneten

Jul 23, 2020
8.30

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

22 Reviews
8.01
7.10
Jon RyanApr 17, 2017
I had just as much fun during my six- or seven-hour playthrough of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap as I have with many of its contemporary counterparts. While its antiquated roots cause some minor frustration with unreliable hitboxes and unnecessary grinding, the foundational combat and exploration is still engaging and fun after 30 years. From long-time Wonder Boy fans to platformer enthusiasts who’ve never heard of it until now, you’ll likely be able to find whimsical fun and a neat bit of genre history in this charming adventure.
Tom BainesMay 08, 2017
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap may be out of its time – it's rock hard, a little obtuse, and won't lead you by the hand – but benefits from a stylish and sensitive makeover that stays painstakingly true to the mechanically perfect original. The Dragon's Trap is a remarkable thing, then. Not only is it a retro remake that's actually not crap, it's as good as the day it first came out and even holds its own against modern releases.
Dafydd GapeApr 18, 2017
If you’re looking for the areas in which Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap falls short, you can look back to the original title and find clunky, outdated gameplay. However, everything that has been altered by Lizardcube is truly excellent. I really hope they go on to make an original title after this as they have done a lot of great work here. The score is most pleasing and the aesthetic sublime, but gameplay is so important and here it leaves you wanting.

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