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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap will release on PC this week

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap originally released in 1989 as a Sega Master System exclusive, and in my opinion, it was among the best titles for that console. Earlier this year a remake launched for the Nintendo Switch, and it's probably among the prettiest remakes of an 8-bit platformer ever made, but crucially, the remake can also be played with its original pixel-style graphics.

The game launches June 9 on Steam and GOG, and while there are more fun and complex platformer adventures available in this day and age, anyone with a lingering nostalgia for old classics will likely enjoy The Dragon's Trap. In a neat twist, you can switch between the modern graphics and the 8-bit graphics mid-game.

Check out the PC launch trailer below:

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.