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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

3 weeks ago

Streets Of Rage 4 brings the classic Sega brawler series out of retirement

Christmas may have come early for us 90s Sega kids. French retro developer and publisher DotEmu (Windjammers 2) announced that they're bringing back Sega's classic brawler series. Fans of eating chicken-a-la-barrel, 2 Unlimited-inspired beats and whacking stereotypical 90s neon-haired punks with metal pipes have a lot to look forward to with Streets Of Rage 4. It's going to be a three-studio collaboration, without Sega's involvement.…

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10 months ago

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Black Friday 2017: The best deals on graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

The sale event to end all sale events is here. That's right, folks, Black Friday 2017 is here, and this year's sales frenzy is set to be bigger than ever as we head into the Christmas shopping period. In all honesty, they should just rename it Black November, as there have been deals going on throughout the month in preparation for the big day. To save you…

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1 year ago

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is out now

So here's a thing I've never heard of up until now. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [official site] is a remake of a Sega Master System platformer from 1989, and it's out now on PC. Our Alec played a little bit for this week's Unknown Pleasures but perhaps you missed that (for shame!). Am I just going to annoy people if I say that the…

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Feature: More diamonds in the rough

Unknown Pleasures: 10 of the best new Steam games

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of ten promising but under-reported games from the torrent of new releases on Steam over the past seven days. I play a glut of titles for ten minutes each, discard any rotten ones, then choose which ten make the weekly round-up, as well as picking one stand-out favourite. This week: myriad monochrome, haunted ice stations, smart shump…

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2 years ago

Trap remix: Wonder Boy shows off new-old switching

One game I've overlooked in the eternal crusade to remake or remaster every game released prior to 2014 is Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [official site], a remake of a Sega Master System platformer from 1989. It's a game fondly remembered, I'm told, though I wouldn't know as my Master System experiences were five minutes round a friend's house getting bored playing After Burner. Anyway!…

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