“Wonder Boy” was an arcade hit back in 1986, with its intuitive controls and polished game balance. This forever famous sidescrolling action game has been remixed and reborn in WONDER BOY RETURNS REMIX on Nintendo Switch! Join the adventure of a boy who’s doing his best to save his girlfriend Tina — updated with high-def anime-inspired visuals! A new feature called the “Charge Shot” has been added to this latest incarnation, allowing you to destroy enemies with a gigantic stone axe! We hope you’ll enjoy “Wonder Boy Returns Remix,” which has been not just faithfully reproduced, but rearranged and greatly improved by Ryuichi Nishizawa.
WONDER BOY RETURNS REMIX Nintendo Switch Review
The gameplay reminds me of an old school arcade game. You run, jump and attack. These are solid and responsive, making a fun game to play
There are 3 “difficulty” levels you can play with. The first you play as Tanya, and can only be hurt by falling. TomTom is the middle level and how I think it should be played. Finally, the third gives you 10 lives and that’s it.
Wonder Boy is incredibly bright and vibrant. The whole game has a Kirby cute style to it. As, this can put people off, and admittedly looking at the screenshots I wasn’t really into the game.
Furthermore, the music is remixed from the original Wonder Boy game. They are limited to only a couple of tracks, which means that by the end of the game you may be a bit bored of them.
Also, I had a lot of fun in handheld mode, and the performance was perfect. In docked it played just as good, with no frame drops of glitches.
Overall, Wonder Boy was a bit anti-climatic. It was a great game to start playing but got a bit boring playing through. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.