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Wonder Boy Returns

A remake of the two-dimensional platform game released in 1986. The new version was developed by Korean studio CFK. The player assumes the role of the titular Wonder Boy – a caveman whose girlfriend was kidnapped by the Dark King.

Arcade | platform | 2D | reeditions/remasters/remakes | side-scroll

Wonder Boy Returns cover

developer: CFK

publisher : SEGA

Game mode: single player

game release date:

13Oct2016

PC

30Mar2017

PS4

23May2019

Switch

In 1986 a two-dimensional platform game Wonder Boy was developed by Escape (currently known as Westone Bit Entertainment). Wonder Boy Returns for PC is a remake of that project. It was developed by Korean team CFK and published by SEGA.

Plot

Wonder Boy Returns for PC is a game that tells the story of the titular Wonder Boy. He is a caveman who lives peacefully with his girlfriend named Tina. One day, the girl is kidnapped by the evil Dark King. The protagonist has no other choice than to free her from the hands of the villain.

Mechanics

The title is a classic platform game in which the player must complete a series of varied levels among which there are icy realm and a paradise island. Wonder Boy is a very talented protagonist he can not only jump, but throw axes, ride a skateboard and do other things as well. The mentioned items can be found in eggs that must be broken. In addition to that, sometimes the player will find stronger power-ups like a temporary immortality. It all becomes useful both during exploration and while fighting many opponents (spiders, bees, penguins and other). From time to time the player will also face some powerful bosses. Wonder Boy Returns for PC offers a few completely new levels and creatures.

Technical aspects

While the story and the gameplay of PC version of Wonder Boy Returns are the same as in the original title, the graphics were greatly changed. It is still a two-dimensional game, but it was adapted to high resolutions, all backgrounds and character models were created anew and the title was enriched with effective animations and light effects performed during the attacks of some bosses.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 680/Radeon R9 290X or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8/8.1
Minimum: Intel Core i5-750 2.6 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 4 GB, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5850 or better, 900 MB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1

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