Wonderboy in Monster Land SE - Alpha Amiga enhancement of a retro platformer

When I was a wee lad spending all my money down at the Arcades, one such game I used to love was that fantastic platformer ' Wonder Boy ' designed by Ryuichi Nishizawa. It started its life as a skateboard rock jumping and axe bashing platformer, that later became the adventure platformer with RPG elements ' Wonderboy in Monster Land ' that many of us know and love to this day. I myself mainly played it on the Amiga and although it was addictive as hell it suffered from being a straight Atari ST port with poor colours and long loading times. Thankfully our good friend Earok is now working on a ' Wonderboy in Monster Land SE ' version with more than just palette improvements.

With the original on the left and the enhancement on the right, Earok has so far given the game a much needed colour boost with deeper blues, greens and landscape textures. Furthermore the shadows have more depth to the buttons, easier to see icons and the biggest notice of all, is the wider view allowing the player to see more of the game screen. Especially helpful in knowing where you are going to fall. So far the game is in an alpha state, with a more detailed discussion on the EAB forums, but the good news is an Amiga CD32 Alpha has been made available.

( Remember this is a work in progress, and the game may look very different when it's finished )

Links : 1) Facebook 2) Discussion 3) Download

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