At best, newer trailers suggest its developers addressed the shimmering edges from the first reveal, though I'll be curious to see how the Switch and PS4 version compare. Normally, I wouldn't even be bothered with the Switch release, but it's the only one with the original game on-disc.
This looks like it will be faster than the original, which is a plus. Thought I didn't realise this would be a remake.
I hope they allow you to play the old game's ost so we can complain it doesn't sound accuracte to model 1 Mega Drive hardware.
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World reviewed by Alex Santa Maria on Nintendo Switch. Also available on PlayStation 4.
"Despite a few bright spots, it's hard to recommend Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World to anyone who's not already invested in some way in this old-school platformer series. This is an authentic remake to be sure, but it's bogged down in outdated design and new graphics that are hit and miss at best. Anyone who's explored the world of retro games knows that there are plenty of skippable entries in any console's library, and Asha's journey will go down as such on Nintendo Switch and PS4."
This is better than I expected based on the first trailer. It's a solid remake. It doesn't add a ton to the original, but it does add some new secrets to find expands the levels slightly in spots and adds some quality of life improvements.
The retail version also has the original game which is nice. I really love this game, although the level design feels a little thin after playing Monster Boy. Still, I am having a lot of fun revisiting it.
I got to say they did a really good job on the music, it doesn't stray too far from the Genesis originals. The game also looks as charming as the original definitely going to pick this up when I get a chance.
Been playing through this and it's pretty great so far. Visually it's nice, the soundtrack is really good and it's faithful to the original which is what I like. I'm really glad the Wonder boy series has gotten some really great entries the last few years and I hope we see more going forward.