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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap remake!
Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:23 pm
Last edited by Bock on Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:57 pm; edited 5 times in total
Quite proud to finally unveil this. We are working on a game called.... Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap.

Our newly founded company is called Lizardcube
http://www.lizardcube.com/

And we have an homepage and a countdown toward the unveil
http://www.thedragonstrap.com/

*EDIT* Announce video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibKf66tVoFw

Platforms: Consoles/PC (details not decided yet)

Please share it would greatly help our project!
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:37 pm
This is looking very good! I will immediately share it with some old WB3 fans :)
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:41 pm
Never played wonderboy 3 but good to see more classic games getting official remakes. Hopefully you guys can eventually move on to other SMS classics too.
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 3:15 pm
Can't wait! I made a thread on Neogaf.
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:08 pm
Wow, what great news! When I saw it was getting a remake, I was quite hesitant about getting too excited, but seeing Bock's name attached to it gave me a huge boost in confidence. I'll be eagerly awaiting and/or port begging for this.
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:27 pm
Wow, great news Bock. I´m speechless now^^ The first impressions look fantastic =)

It must have been a huge task to convince Sega for doing this.

Together with Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Wonder Boy experiences a 2nd spring now =)
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:40 pm
Last edited by FeRcHuLeS on Tue May 31, 2016 10:15 pm; edited 1 time in total
Thank you @Bock I've just posted in the Project Dream - Dreamcast Revival facebook group waiting for it to be approved and for a Dreamcast version :)
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:10 pm
Awesome !!!! Can not wait !!!! ;)
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:33 pm
This is wonderful news. :) I haven't played any of the Wonder Boy games, but now I definitely want to go play them. Looks like the project is in very good hands!
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:59 pm
Oh, this is really cool! I'll look forward to more info :)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:39 am
Awesome news, and you even managed to get the name!

I am very curious as to the details of how you got the name and am looking forward to the big reveal ^_^
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:02 pm
This looks awesome.
Looking forward to the big reveal. :)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:29 pm
DotEmu? Interesting... let's see :)

1 day and 30 minutes left now :)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:28 pm
Awesome, that guy's art is good so high hopes here. Too many remakes and such look like Flash or phone games. This doesn't seem to be the case. :)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:10 pm
Great news!

I think that Wonder Boy 3 The dragons trap is my favourite master system game.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:08 pm
This is excellent news!!! I look forward to this game's release.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:46 am
Pretty cool! Good luck!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:16 am
The artwork looks trully amazing. Poster worthy.
WBIII, easily the best and most impressive game for the SMS (that or Shinobi)
Can't wait, only 7 something hours until the reveal.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:20 am
It's not just pretty cool, it's amazingly cool! So much looking forward to this!

And so much to look forward to for us Wonder Boy fans these days - both an official remake of one of the best games ever made (the artwork looks fantastic!) and of course Monster Boy - a completely new Wonder Boy game. I wonder why they couldn't get the rights to use the Wonder Boy name though. This Dragon's Trap remake shows it's not impossible after all.

Oh, and I still haven't given up the hope that the unofficial Monster World RPG will one day be finished.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:37 am
Love to see this project officially revealed ;)
Certainly the best sms game ever !
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:01 pm
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WBIII, easily the best and most impressive game for the SMS (that or Shinobi)
Sometimes I´m asking myself why so many people saying that Wonder Boy III is the best Master System game. It lacks of role playing elements, which makes it hard to find out what to do next. That´s why I like Monster World more. I don´t say that Wonder Boy III is bad, I like it, but it´s hard to play for the reasons I´ve mentioned. I hope that the remake will get RPG elements.

If there is any little chance to bring it to the Wii U, count on me I support you!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:06 pm
Hot damn, that in-game footage looks fantastic, better than I ever imagined. Looking forward to seeing what platforms you're hitting, I desperately need this to land somewhere I can play it.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Wow! This looks amazing, it really keeps the look of the original.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:52 pm
My first post on SMS Power but it had to be in this topic.

I just watched the video and I instantly fall in love with your project Bock !
Usually remakes are not my stuff, but those artworks and this video have the needed little extra regarding the atmosphere.

I wish you all the best.



PS: is there a presentation thread on SMS Power?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:59 pm
That is so effing awesome. :O
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:28 pm
Can't wait !!!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:42 pm
Great news!

Something's wrong with the site, though. The counter is negative and frozen, and nothing is revealed.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:45 pm
Oh man that art/animation is smooth as hell. Awesome!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:46 pm
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Great news!

Something's wrong with the site, though. The counter is negative and frozen, and nothing is revealed.

Perhaps clear your cache or do a hard refresh on the tab? I can see a bunch of stuff and a YouTube embed. Don't know if I'm supposed to link it here though.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:46 pm
Thanks everyone!!
We're so pleased with the overall reception. Been working really hard on making it happen and you'll probably be excited to see how it has been made too. Hope to post more information soon.

TinchoDJ wrote
Great news!
Something's wrong with the site, though. The counter is negative and frozen, and nothing is revealed.


Strange. Some proxy/caching issue? Reload? Reload? Reload?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:15 pm
Wow, this looks very good and very faithful to the original (which is a good thing), you must be quite proud of yourself to be part of the official remake of such an awesome and legendary Master System game :-)

Bock wrote
Been working really hard on making it happen and you'll probably be excited to see how it has been made too. Hope to post more information soon.


The game engine is somehow using the original Master System ROM program/data?

Isn't DotEmu a company known to release old games using the original ROM and emulation by the way?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:26 pm
TinchoDJ wrote
Something's wrong with the site, though. The counter is negative and frozen, and nothing is revealed.


Same here. I had to Google it to find the footage. And it looks great! :D
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:35 pm
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Isn't DotEmu a company known to release old games using the original ROM and emulation by the way?


Sure it is, and that made me wonder, yesterday. I see they're broadening their field :)
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:11 pm
The trailer and all the artworks look super cute, a big compliment to the artist/s. As a huge fan of classic cartoon series from the 80´s and 90´s, I really like the graphical style of your game.

The Youtube reactions are amazing, glad to see this =)
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:11 pm
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Thanks everyone!!
We're so pleased with the overall reception. Been working really hard on making it happen and you'll probably be excited to see how it has been made too. Hope to post more information soon.

TinchoDJ wrote
Great news!
Something's wrong with the site, though. The counter is negative and frozen, and nothing is revealed.


Strange. Some proxy/caching issue? Reload? Reload? Reload?


Thanks everyone for your help. Yes, I've tried realoading agan and it works fine now.

Awesome game trailer and great site. The game looks very impressive. You've used the smallest available font for the website, though :/

Looking forward to more detailed information about pricing and availability.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:34 pm
Very impressive stuff. It's like the art from the original manual came to life. Can't wait to play it.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:49 pm
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It's like the art from the original manual came to life.

*Looks at the original manual*

Nope, different style. This looks much better.


By the way, have you guys decided on the Human form's hair color yet? =P
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:59 pm
It's not exactly the same but it looks closer to that than the in-game SMS graphics.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:02 pm
Awesome!!! I wish you the best of luck with this game - and with Lizardcube!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:19 pm
Wow...been a long time since I've been here.. saw the video on kotaku and thought.. I wonder if Omar is involved...came here and what do you know. This is awesome news Omar. Congrats. I look forward to playing this.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:43 pm
Great to see this, Bock.

If you're looking for coverage later down the line, i'd be happy to write about it on Games Asylum. (http://www.gamesasylum.com/)
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:50 pm
Incredible! I have no other words at this time.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:15 pm
I wonder what/how has been the deal with Sega regarding this and why that 'Monster Boy' game couldn't get the same type of arrangement.

It's looking good. I would have prefered the original Monster World II title, but at least you didn't go with the wrong 'III' numeral and simply removed it like it was in the case of the Game Gear version. This was never Wonder Boy III (that's Monster Lair), more like Wonder Boy IV actually, also keeping in mind that Monster World III is officially labelled as Wonder Boy V.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:20 am
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I wonder what/how has been the deal with Sega regarding this and why that 'Monster Boy' game couldn't get the same type of arrangement.


This is what I'm wondering as well - others have tried to get the right to use the Wonder Boy name and failed. They say on Facebook that they have been "assured" it's all good. I'd want 100% confirmation from SEGA themselves, personally, or it could result in a bit of pain.

Putting that aside, this looks fucking amazing. Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is my favourite game ever. I was excited for Monster Boy, but this has me trying to conceal boners at work. Can't wait to give it a go!
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:30 am
There is one thing has brought me back to my old stomping ground, this forum, before Facebook and all is the best game ever.
How did you get permission from Sega?
I hope there is plans for Android and not just consoles. I can't wait you guys and congratulations.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:32 am
We have only announced a vague "Consoles/PC" so far and we aren't sure of details. Mobile would only make sense if we make it play well..

Can't elaborate much right now. Also see LogBomber's other thread.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:34 am
Bock, i'm curious....is the 1989/3/1 in the top right hand corner a sly nod to the game's proposed release date?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:32 am
Bock wrote


Can't elaborate much right now. Also see LogBomber's other thread.


Can't seem to find it. I'm a bit rusty.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:56 am
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Bock wrote


Can't elaborate much right now. Also see LogBomber's other thread.


Can't seem to find it. I'm a bit rusty.

Here you go.
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