Monster Boy and The Wizard of Booze - Could this be the next Wonder Boy?
When I was growing up there was one game that really stood out as a grand platformer that I simply could not stop playing at the Arcades, and that was Wonder Boy. It was a game by Ryuichi Nishizawa that started it's life as a skateboard rock jumping and enemy axe bashing platformer that later became a medieval platformer on multiple systems with both action and RPG elements. It was some of the finest series of games that I had played, so today's news of FDG Entertainment GmbH's 'Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze' in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa certainly came with excitement!
FDG Entertainment GmbH has mentioned that this inspirational platforming game of those great classics, will have exciting gameplay, upbeat music and smooth cartoon graphics as you overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages and discover powerful equipment to remove a mighty curse. What's even more interesting is the fact that Monster Boy can transform into 5 different creatures, each with their own skills and abilities!
Although we haven't seen any game play footage as of yet, the screenshots certainly do bring back those great memories of the classic Wonder Boy years. As such I'm certainly pumped for ' Monster Boy' and hope the developers are true to their word and release a fantastic game that I could almost call a sequel, even if it is just an inspiration.
Release date is this year and will be available for PC, PS4 and possibly other platforms too!
The musical trailer is available to view on the main website.