WonderBoy 3 The Dragons Trap SWITCH £27.85 pre-order @ Base
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WonderBoy 3 The Dragons Trap SWITCH £27.85 pre-order @ Base

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Found 28th Jan
Expected release date 20th April 2018.

Cheapest price yet:

£27.85 - Base
£28.99 - 365 Games
£29.85 - Simply Games
£31.95 - The Game Collection

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This is the special bonus English language edition (has only been available as digital or Japanese/US physical copy until now).

Includes collectible items unique to this release in the form of:

- a CD of soundtrack
- instruction manual
- pvc strap

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In summary this is an 8-bit Sega Master System classic game, updated for the Switch. You get the original game too so you have the choice to play retro or the new enhanced updated version.

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The original Sega Master System box cover:

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The new Switch box cover:

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Edited by: "noahsdad" 28th Jan
A bit like the Snowman movies, the game was made old school style with all the characters and backgrounds being hand drawn, and the result is the game looks visually great too?


Wow that master system image brings back some memorys
A physical release for a game which I imagine is under 500mb in size...what a waste!
I appear to have these show up for free on my Xbox one; cannot justify paying now ,even if this is ideal switch fodder
violentj1 h, 2 m ago

I appear to have these show up for free on my Xbox one; cannot justify …I appear to have these show up for free on my Xbox one; cannot justify paying now ,even if this is ideal switch fodder


It’s asking for £15.99 on my Xbox one..
sharronn232 m ago

It’s asking for £15.99 on my Xbox one..


Dunno how he can own it for free? But this is a special edition on Switch also with extras, including the CD and strap. And it is physical of course All worth a bit extra I reckon, not that I have a XB anyway.
OP this game wasn't solely updated for the Switch it was a multiplat release
jco835 m ago

OP this game wasn't solely updated for the Switch it was a multiplat …OP this game wasn't solely updated for the Switch it was a multiplat release


uh hu, but don't think I said it was updated just for Switch exclusively did I?
pazuzu172 h, 41 m ago

A physical release for a game which I imagine is under 500mb in …A physical release for a game which I imagine is under 500mb in size...what a waste!


Might be the first time you've ever heard this, but it's not the size that matters
Looks great.
On PSN/Xbox One costs £15.99. So you're being charged almost twice the price for the same game.
Is it going to be available in physical form for PS4 too?I have both Switch & PS4 but only buy exclusives for the Switch..
Looks like it should be asking £7.99 at best...
noahsdad1 h, 19 m ago

uh hu, but don't think I said it was updated just for Switch exclusively …uh hu, but don't think I said it was updated just for Switch exclusively did I?


[quote=noahsdad]In summary this is an 8-bit Sega Master System classic game, updated for the Switch.[/quote]
Murtin34 m ago

Looks like it should be asking £7.99 at best...


Don't think you can even get it for PC for that cheap! A physical Switch game for £7.99..... when is that ever going to happen?
jco837 m ago

[quote=noahsdad]In summary this is an 8-bit Sega Master System classic …[quote=noahsdad]In summary this is an 8-bit Sega Master System classic game, updated for the Switch.[/quote]


That's correct That is what the deal is. It is not a pre-order for other formats as it has been out for ages on other formats. In fact it is not even new to Switch as most know has been available digital for a while now, and physical JPN/USA versions have been available from Euro retailers for ages.

The Switch EURO version is also the only one to have been released as a special edition with extra stuff too.
Edited by: "noahsdad" 28th Jan
The game is great and I'm glad the original has had more recognition as a classic in the last few years but it's only 4-6 hours long with very little replayability, £28 is a lot of money for it.

There's Monster Boy coming out later this year which is by different developers but it also has input and the blessings of the original creators of Wonder Boy.
Edited by: "abigsmurf" 28th Jan
noahsdad31 m ago

Don't think you can even get it for PC for that cheap! A physical Switch …Don't think you can even get it for PC for that cheap! A physical Switch game for £7.99..... when is that ever going to happen?


True. I meant a remaster of this game should be going for £8 at best. Nintendo tax + cartridge price bumps that up a bit.

Plenty of decent titles have been had on eShop for good money. NBA Playgrounds set me back £9 and Rocketleague was about £11. Cant remember how much Overcooked was, but it was cheap.

This is v v expensive...
noahsdad34 m ago

That's correct That is what the deal is. It is not a pre-order for …That's correct That is what the deal is. It is not a pre-order for other formats as it has been out for ages on other formats. In fact it is not even new to Switch as most know has been available digital for a while now, and physical JPN/USA versions have been available from Euro retailers for ages.The Switch EURO version is also the only one to have been released as a special edition with extra stuff too.

All I am saying is that your summary reads that the game was remade for 1 system.
I feel others would read that and believe as such.
So my comment was an effort to save misinformation
Murtin32 m ago

True. I meant a remaster of this game should be going for £8 at best. …True. I meant a remaster of this game should be going for £8 at best. Nintendo tax + cartridge price bumps that up a bit.Plenty of decent titles have been had on eShop for good money. NBA Playgrounds set me back £9 and Rocketleague was about £11. Cant remember how much Overcooked was, but it was cheap.This is v v expensive...


Don't disagree it is expensive for what it is, but they are getting away the nostalgia factor with 1980's,1990's kids like me (or mugs like me) prepared to pay the price. At least with the physical you get some collectibles included and can sell the game on later. It may even retain some good value in future.

To be honest, isn't the digital price for WB3 a bit inflated too? Ducktales Remastered (digital only) on Wii U was what about £7 or something when it came out and is usually £4-5 these days. I know it is not anywhere near the "classic" that WB3 is or as good a game, but it does highlight the premium price.

God knows what we will have to pay when/if Alex Kidd in Miracle World gets updated.
Edited by: "noahsdad" 28th Jan
Loved this game as a kid
pazuzu175 h, 51 m ago

A physical release for a game which I imagine is under 500mb in …A physical release for a game which I imagine is under 500mb in size...what a waste!


Why? Owning a hard copy of a game is what many people want. When servers go down or you have no Internet connection is an issue for some. I wish hard copies existed for all games, so when one comes out it's great... We should not judge a game on file size anyway... Thats just idiotic to say a game should not be owned in physical format just because its a small file size
The original is one of my favorite games and the remaster has been done with great care and love. That said, it still plays a bit oldschool in ways and it's not a particularly long game.
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Rip off.
It's available digitally on the Switch for half the price. Where is the sense in the pricing for this physical release? Crazy. Extremely cold deal as already available on the system much cheaper
Edited by: "Richyroo" 29th Jan
Richyroo6 h, 17 m ago

It's available digitally on the Switch for half the price. Where is the …It's available digitally on the Switch for half the price. Where is the sense in the pricing for this physical release? Crazy. Extremely cold deal as already available on the system much cheaper

1. It is £17.99 on eShop, that's not half the price (the physical game would need to be approx £36 for that to be the case.
2. This is a special edition with collectibles such as the strap and CD.
3. You get to own a physical copy which has more tangible value, and can be resold or exchanged if desired (unlike a digital copy).
4. Many of us prefer physical versions of games!

For just under a tenner extra considering you get extras and a cartridge to collect, it could be argued just as much if not more that it is the eShop price that is the biggest rip off.
noahsdad18 h, 52 m ago

1. It is £17.99 on eShop, that's not half the price (the physical game …1. It is £17.99 on eShop, that's not half the price (the physical game would need to be approx £36 for that to be the case.2. This is a special edition with collectibles such as the strap and CD.3. You get to own a physical copy which has more tangible value, and can be resold or exchanged if desired (unlike a digital copy).4. Many of us prefer physical versions of games!For just under a tenner extra considering you get extras and a cartridge to collect, it could be argued just as much if not more that it is the eShop price that is the biggest rip off.


We shall have to disagree.
Point 1...your splitting hairs. It's 14.73 on the Norway eshop.
Point 2...a strap and a cd? Wow
Point 3....fair comment, but at this price difference not worth it.

The game can be completed in less than 5 hours. It's a nice remake but a very basic game by today's standards. Not sure why anyone would pay this price.
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