Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

FDG Entertainment, Game Atelier

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
86
Top Critic Average
94%
Critics Recommend
Based on 54 critic reviews
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 54 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 4, 2018
Xbox OneDec 4, 2018
Nintendo SwitchDec 4, 2018

Developers: FDG Entertainment, Game Atelier

Genres: Action, Adventure

Monster Boy is a colourful side-scrolling action adventure created in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the Wonder Boy* Monster World* series (* Trademark of SEGA Corporation Japan). Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of classic games that shine by simplicity. Pure, exciting gameplay; upbeat music and smooth graphics. You'll need to overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages, discover powerful equipment and use all your wits and skills to remove a powerful curse. Monster Boy can transform into 5 different creatures, each with their own skills and abilities. Take advantage of all the unique powers to open new paths and advance in an epic story. Monster Boy is a love letter to gaming from the 80's and 90's - will you join us and celebrate together with us?

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Strong Head
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Fair Head
3
Weak Head
0

Trailers

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Monster Boy Gamescom 2018 Trailer, coming Dec. 4th!

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (E3 2018) Trailer Premiere

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

One of gaming's great neglected oldies gets a spiritual successor crafted with care and imagination.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It might be missing the name but this is the best Wonder Boy game ever made, updating and expanding the original concepts into a perfect mix of new and old.

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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a beautiful, challenging, and fantastic successor to the Wonder Boy series.

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Kotaku

Unscored
Kotaku

The action is faster, the controls more responsive, the visuals are sharper and the music is more full and lush. It improves on the original in every way. It’s even a little more sadistic.

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Recent News

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom has a free demo on Steam right now

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom has a free demo on Steam right now

The much delayed PC port looks set to release some time soon.

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Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom is still coming to PC, and a free demo is coming soon

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom is still coming to PC, and a free demo is coming soon

Wonder Boy-inspired Metroidvania was a huge success on Nintendo Switch.

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is getting a demo on Switch this week

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is getting a demo on Switch this week

If you've been on the fence about developer Game Atelier's astonishingly good Wonder Boy revival Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (I'll try not to judge),…

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