Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure!
Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best from the classic series to deliver a fresh, modern adventure with fun gameplay, memorable music and gorgeous hand drawn animations.
Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom? Help our young hero defeat challenging enemies, discover hidden locations, upgrade powerful equipment, and more! You'll also unlock special forms with unique skills used to open new paths where mighty bosses and secret treasures await.
- Six awesome forms with unique combat and platforming abilities to make your adventure exciting from start to finish.
- Unlock new paths and secrets with special equipment: look for magic weapons and items that gradually open up the world.
- Over 15 hours of epic adventure: explore the new Monster World in a vast interconnected environment.
- Hand Drawn animations: characters and enemies come to life with detailed animations and fun facial expressions.
- Soundtrack from iconic Japanese composers: Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa.
Source: Steam Store Description
- Мальчик-монстр и Проклятое Королевство - Russian spelling
- モンスターボーイ 呪われた王国 - Japanese spelling
- 怪物男孩与被诅咒的王国 - Simplified Chinese spelling
- 怪物男孩與被詛咒的王國 - Traditional Chinese spelling
- 몬스터 보이와 저주받은 왕국 - Korean spelling
Credits (PlayStation 4 version)
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Average score: 88% (based on 29 ratings)
Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 3 ratings with 1 reviews)
I like that it follows the Wonder Boy III:Dragon's Trap concept of Wonder Boy being centred around a town and exploring outward in various directions, finding that some paths require a new animal form to progress further or perhaps an upgrade in armour or a key. I felt that Dragon's Trap was in many ways the best of the Wonder Boy/Monster World series, so I'm glad this game builds on that. I was also pleased that the game at times reminded me of other Sega console games like Landstalker, Shining Force and Puggsy, which I think are among the best. Monster Boy has things like specialized boots for different surfaces, upgradable weapons and armour and lots of complex puzzles. Mostly I liked the characters and the way the story progresses and there is a good sense of humour.
While one can't overlook that Monster Boy plays a lot better than most of the Wonder Boy games and that Wonder Boy III:Dragon's Trap in particular played a bit awkwardly, I think a lot of the concepts from Wonder Boy and other games were overused. Too many, too difficult puzzles and too many inaccessible doors, treasure chests, areas etc. to have to remember to come back to, to see if you can now access. I also had a major problem with the final boss. A boring, dark wizard stereotype with clichéd boasts and threats. I think they should have continued the "MEKA" theme i.e the MEKA Dragon and the BIO-MEKA.
The Bottom Line
Doubtlessly worth playing for anyone who enjoyed the Wonder Boy series, particularly Dragon's Trap. I mean it's faithful to the series in many ways, just not necessarily the best of the series.
Windows · by Andrew Fisher (695) · 2020
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Game added December 4th, 2018. Last modified September 21st, 2023.