Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap




Boasting 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! Play as the game’s classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited co-star Hu-Girl. You can also inhabit Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man, and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the land’s deepest secrets. Enjoy 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types, and switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time - even during gameplay!

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

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Approximate download size
1.06 GB

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Everyone 10+

    Fantasy Violence

    Use of Tobacco

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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What a WONDERFUL game !!!

Put hundreds of hours into the Monster Land / World games back when they were brand new, and this developer has out done themselves . Controls feel really tight , the new art and soundtrack are amazing . I like that with a press of the right trigger you instantly see the retro graphics and a push down on the right stick gives you the original soundtrack !!! Very nicely done !!! Now if we could get a remake of the Master System version of Monster Land I would be in heaven !!!!!

51 out of 54 people found this helpful.

Great Game on SMS, Looks Better Here

This is a classic sidescrolling, action RPG. I loved the original and with dramatic upgrade in graphics and sound, there is no reason to believe this is even better. I watched some YouTube videos and the programmers had a ton of passion for the original, so I feel that love will equate to an amazing game.

61 out of 66 people found this helpful.

Nothing beats oldschool

I never thought I'd see the day that this game would be resurrected all the while getting a top notch graphics upgrade. well done developers well done!

30 out of 32 people found this helpful.

Looking forward to it 👍

I still have my original copy for the Master System. This was the perfect game, "Metroidvania" long before it became a genre. Dragon's Trap is one of the greatest, truly a work of art. I've been looking forward to this for a long time. It doesn't matter if you grew up with the original version - if you love video games you need to play this game !

64 out of 74 people found this helpful.


Loved the series then and seeing the upgraded version now makes me wish for more games like this

16 out of 17 people found this helpful.

Worth the price.

A must for fans of the original. Literally of the best side scroller's coming out.

29 out of 34 people found this helpful.


never played the 8bit when i was a kid, but it is a great remake. the art work is sublime, and i like that you can use the 1980's passwords!!! 😆 the 8bit switch is used when i need a good lol of my childhood thinking as a child, ''8bit is the shiz-nit.''👌

19 out of 21 people found this helpful.

wow best game from my childhood remade

Update: played through twice, once on normal once on hard. Both playthrougs can be done in 10 hours, maybe 12 if you take your time getting all charm stones and equipment. still well worth it just for the memories of growing up with this game. Cannot recommend it enough. it plays exactly like the original. such a fun game. great soundtrack and animation. you can also play the original 8 bit. this is a must buy.

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.


Dat art and music.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

SMS Classic!

Loved this game for the SMS, Gameplay was amazing and spot on and looked great also. Once midnight hits I'm gonna stream it!

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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