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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
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  1. Feb 17, 2019
    9
    Amazing, everything I loved about the first, and so much more. They've modernised the series.
  2. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    A superb Metroidvania style platformer and an absolute blast for fans of Wonderboy. This was a long time coming. The devs knocked this one out of the park!
  3. Jan 6, 2019
    5
    a terrific looking game absolutely ruined by annoying puzzles.

    it looks and plays great sounds great too the 1st few levels are actually fun to do. than you get to areas like the volcano and it gets so frustrating and annoying. you'll start doing areas where you have to be fast and not make one mistake or your doomed. than there's lots of annoying TIME puzzles meaning you have to
    a terrific looking game absolutely ruined by annoying puzzles.

    it looks and plays great sounds great too the 1st few levels are actually fun to do.

    than you get to areas like the volcano and it gets so frustrating and annoying. you'll start doing areas where you have to be fast and not make one mistake or your doomed. than there's lots of annoying TIME puzzles meaning you have to time moves and be fast i absolutely hate these type of puzzles if i knew these were in the game i would never of bought it!!

    also it crashed a few time and it the middle of a puzzle too. i simply cannot forgive this

    dragons trap still remains the BEST wonderboy game of all time. this doesn't come close to beating it.
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  4. Apr 18, 2019
    10
    lindo incrivel dificil jogabilidade incrivel e longo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom perfectly bridges the gap between old and new, delivering the same style and charm of games from the Master System and Mega Drive, but including the same style of platforming and puzzle solving that have made modern indie titles stand out from the crowd. Essentially, it has captured the heart and soul of the original, and given it a breath of fresh life.
  2. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    Considering there are not many platforming games on the PS4, this is a wonderful title that is worth picking up. If you haven’t played Wonder Boy, that is another title worth getting into and Monster Boy is a brilliant successor to it. Old school fun is back!
  3. Jan 11, 2019
    85
    Game Atelier proved to be the ideal developer for modernizing fully the Wonder Boy series. The visuals are exquisitely vibrant with a very charming cartoony vibe and the metroidvania design is up with the best of the genre, thanks to a large world that is filled with secrets and opportunities to cleverly utilize every newly acquired ability.