The fantastic Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is free on Epic Games Store

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Get snared in Dotemu’s fantastic remake

Epic Games Store users can bag themselves an absolute gem of a title for free, as Dotemu’s Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is offered up to all EGS customers gratis this week.

Developed by Lizardcube and released in 2017, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a remake done right. Based upon the excellent 1989 Sega Master System RPG, Lizardcube’s title recreates the cart-based classic in a 1:1 capacity, switching out the 8-bit visuals for stylish and attractive hand-drawn visuals. In addition, the remake features a charming, rerecorded score, and includes new features such as additional difficulty options and a new playable hero, Wonder Girl.

In addition to the Wonder Boy remake, Epic Games Store will also be giving away Baeloth’s Gladiator of the Dark Pits expansion pack, for use with Dungeons & Dragons adventure title Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realm. Players need only log in to the D&D title from July 14 to automatically unlock access to the DLC expansion.

The new titles will be made available for all to download from July 14-21. Next week, from July 21-28, players can claim the shopkeeping sim Shop Titans and the 64-player WWI FPS Tannenberg.

If you do not have it already, be sure to pick up The Dragon’s Trap. Without hyperbole, it is one of the most enjoyable, enduring, and compelling remakes ever made.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse