Rediscover Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap on Mac

Published On July 18, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

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What’s the first thing you do if you’re cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon? You search for a cure, of course. You know this because you remember playing Wonder Boy III on the Sega Master System in 1989.

Or, more likely, you didn’t play Wonder Boy III and are actually brand new to this game. No worries; that’s why Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is  here. Nearly 30 years after its initial release, DotEmu and Lizardcube have updated this blend of exploration, action and adventure and made it available for Mac and Linux.

Here’s one more chance to find the Salamander Cross and return to human form.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap features:

  • Beautiful, hand-drawn animations.
  • A re-orchestrated soundtrack.
  • The ability to explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons.
  • Several characters with their own abilities (many of whom sound like the were pulled from the old Flash Gordon Sundays): Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man and Hawk-Man.
  • 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types.
  • The option to switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time—even during gameplay.
  • Steam Trading cards

And through a feature I’d like to see in more updates of classic video games, players have the option to use Wonder Boy or his brand-new, long-awaited co-star: Wonder Girl. The videogame industry may get its act together just yet.

To discover (or re-discover) Monster Land’s deepest secrets, procure $19.99 and head on over to Steam. For more information on Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, visit www.dotemu.com.

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