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Looks like game porter Ethan Lee is a busy bee, as he teased out some shots of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [Steam, Official Site] running on Linux.

Ethan posted this out on Twitter recently, which was picked up by an eagle-eyed user in our forum:

While you all were busy watching E3 I was working on this! macOS version is in progress too. @lizardcube @ocornut pic.twitter.com/PiRcK69EGb

— Ethan Lee (@flibitijibibo) June 13, 2017


Check out some gameplay:

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About the game

QuoteBoasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure!

Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses...

With each dragon slain, the curse intensifies, transforming you into different animals! Explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons!


Looks like a pretty decent game and the reviews are positive too, will you be looking to pick up a copy? There's no ETA on the Linux release, so stay tuned!

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Spyker 15 June 2017 at 11:24 am UTC
Yes


Last edited by Spyker at 15 June 2017 at 11:24 am UTC
Purple Pudding 15 June 2017 at 11:27 am UTC
In this discussion they say it will be released probably in July: Steam discussion with link to the message
Keyrock 15 June 2017 at 11:27 am UTC
Those hand-drawn graphics and animations are really good. I never played this game back in the day, so I have no nostalgia, but this does look fun.
wolfyrion 15 June 2017 at 11:34 am UTC
Just a brief history

Wonder Boy 1986 Arcade Master System & SG-1000, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console) Revenge of Drancon
Wonder Boy in Monster Land 1987 Arcade Master System, Atari-ST, Wii (Virtual Console) Wonder Boy: Monster Land, Super Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair 1988 Arcade Mega Drive, Wii (Virtual Console)
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap 1989 Master System Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console) Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Monster World II: Dragon no Wana
Wonder Boy in Monster World 1991 Mega Drive Master System, Wii (Virtual Console), Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 Wonder Boy V: Monster World III
Monster World IV 1994 Mega Drive Wii (Virtual Console), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Remakes
Title Release System Notes
Wonder Boy Returns 2016 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

Remake of Wonder Boy.
Developed by CFK.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 2017 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap.
Developed by Lizardcube and published by DotEmu.[4]

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy

My favourites are Wonder Boy and especially Wonder Boy in Monster Land (used to finish it with 1 single coin )

Also I remember that the owner of the Arcade Machine was turning off the Wonder Boy in Monster Land Arcade Machine while I was playing with the reason that the electricity was cut off.
He wanted to let other people to play on it in order to get more coins,I was playing for like 1h+ continuously with 1 coin so it was not good for his business, but he was giving me back the 1 coin after the "power failure"

View video on youtube.com


Last edited by wolfyrion at 15 June 2017 at 11:44 am UTC
Guest 15 June 2017 at 11:41 am UTC
Was watching a live stream of this yesterday. Looked fun
scaine 15 June 2017 at 11:54 am UTC
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Now I have Tenacious D playing in my head.

Think I'll pick this one - looks like a lot of fun, although I never played any of the series before.
logge 15 June 2017 at 1:32 pm UTC
I played it on C64, so, yes, I pretty much like to pick it up.
ProfessorKaos64 15 June 2017 at 4:45 pm UTC
Can't wait!
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