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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom 50% off anniversary discount on all platforms [Check OP for schedule]

Oct 29, 2017
14
This game is probably my favorite Metroidvania. The emphasis on Zelda styled puzzle solving combined with the fun transformations and amazing variety from area to area really made it special. I can’t wait for more.
 

Hexer

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Oct 30, 2017
763
Yes! Been waiting for this one to go on sale. I'll be picking it up whenever the Xbox store gets its sale! :D
 

napkins

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Nov 18, 2017
196
I really enjoyed this game up until the volcano. The block puzzles annoyed me greatly. And then the new enemies after seemed to take much more damage to defeat. I eventually stopped at the mansion. Maybe I'll go back to it.
 

Neo-Saiyan

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Oct 27, 2017
212
Birmingham, UK
DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS GUYS!!

This is my fave game of the gen, I've already triple dipped on the PS4, PC and Switch version, paid full price for them with no ragrets!!

I'd get the Xbox One version as well if I had an Xbox One! 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
 

Cheddahz

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Oct 25, 2017
396
I made the mistake of playing the demo on my Switch and now I'm waiting for the discount to come
 

NinjaScooter

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Oct 25, 2017
23,364
Well worth it if you like Wonder Boy games (but if you do you probably already have it) or classic style metroidvanias in general. There's some frustrating areas of filler, but overall it's a great package that packs a lot of charm and content.

So this or Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap? They look so similar to me...
Honestly they are somewhat similar but both worth checking out. Dragon's Trap is a straight up port of a Master System game, so you see a little more of the quirks and mechanics that come with old school game design, but overall I found it a little more enjoyable/focused than Monster Boy. If anything it really made me appreciate just how forward thinking a lot of the game design decisions of a 30 year old game were because of how much of it was carried over into Monster Boy. Monster Boy is a modern pseudo sequel/spiritual successor to Dragon's Trap, and I think you will fully appreciate a lot of the little touches and cool call backs if you play Dragon's Trap first.
 

Atolm

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Oct 25, 2017
2,275
So this or Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap? They look so similar to me...
They're very different games. Dragon's Trap is a completely faithful remake of the Master System game, to the point that you can switch graphics on the fly like in the Halo 1/2 Anniversary.

Monster Boy is a Metroidvania with platforming and puzzles. It's one of the best games of 2018.
 

alstrike

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Aug 27, 2018
735
Honestly they are somewhat similar but both worth checking out. Dragon's Trap is a straight up port of a Master System game, so you see a little more of the quirks and mechanics that come with old school game design, but overall I found it a little more enjoyable/focused than Monster Boy. If anything it really made me appreciate just how forward thinking a lot of the game design decisions of a 30 year old game were because of how much of it was carried over into Monster Boy. Monster Boy is a modern pseudo sequel/spiritual successor to Dragon's Trap, and I think you will fully appreciate a lot of the little touches and cool call backs if you play Dragon's Trap first.
They're very different games. Dragon's Trap is a completely faithful remake of the Master System game, to the point that you can switch graphics on the fly like in the Halo 1/2 Anniversary.

Monster Boy is a Metroidvania with platforming and puzzles. It's one of the best games of 2018.
Thank you guys, I guess I could always get both as they are on sale on the EU Store (7.99 and 19.99 respectively). I remember the Monster Land/Lair arcades back in the day (I never had a Master System).
 
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kikuchiyo

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Nov 9, 2017
295

"Some of you asked for more information about the timings of the #MonsterBoyGame anniversary sale. Here we go: #NintendoSwitch EU starting Dec.4, USA/Japan starting Dec.5; #Steam #GOG starting Dec.4, #XboxOne starting Dec.10"

So not quite yet for PC, Switch, and Xbox.
Thanks for the update. Saw the original post earlier in the day, and have been reloading the eShop page every few hours for the sale price.
 

AzureFlame

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Oct 30, 2017
3,392
This game is one of my favorites, it's just soo damn good, full of great content and definitely worth it.
 

carlosrox

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Oct 25, 2017
9,905
Vancouver BC
Holy fuuuuuuck I was THIS close to picking this up over the weekend!

Mario Maker 2 update, Star Ocean, Alien Isolation, and now Monster Boy!

Nintendo really wants to spoil me on my Birthday don't they?
 

Jegriva

Banned
Sep 23, 2019
1,613
I am still debating with myself if Xbox (achievements, better scaling to the 4ktv, future-proof library, not portable) or Switch (portable, library with an unknown future, the fucking thing overscans 1080p on my Q70R).
 

Bushido

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Feb 6, 2018
729
It's been 84 years...had this on my eShop wishlist since the day it got released, finally snatched it. On PS4 though, trophies tend to give Metroidvanias more mileage.
 

Knuf

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Oct 28, 2017
30
Still salty they chose to not release a physical version here in Europe, but 20€ seems about the right price to get the inferior digital version.
PS4 or Switch, though? Does anyone have a comparison handy of the differences between the two?
 

Buggy Loop

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Oct 27, 2017
596
Fucking finally, will buy on switch. Loved the demo, i know its a good metroidvania game, highly praised. Just not at 50 fucking dollars. When you have Hollow Knight offering so much content and quality for 15$, it's hard to swallow Monster boy's price.
 

MasterLeePhD

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Oct 28, 2017
26
Any idea when this will be discounted on Xbox? I thought it would have been on sale today as xbox has its sales on a Tuesday.
 

tiesto

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Oct 27, 2017
1,534
Long Island, NY
Great game, if a bit too dense with puzzles in some parts. Platinumed it and think it's a worthy successor to the classic Wonder Boy/Monster World games.