Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

By DotEmu

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2019-05-30
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 759.86 MB
  • Developer: DotEmu
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings


Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure! Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses... With each dragon slain, the curse intensifies, transforming you into different animals! Explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons! Play as the game’s classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited co-star Hu-Girl. You can also inhabit Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man, and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the land’s deepest secrets. Enjoy 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types, and switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time - even during gameplay!



  • Incredible game... needs patching

    By Nopenguins2kayak
    Have always loved this game, so I jumped on it when I spotted it on IOS. Problem is that it will not load on iOS on my Phone without freezing, and on iPad it runs super slow and laggy... fix maybe, and I’ll rate 5 for sure!
  • A classic beautifully re-imagined

    By MarsHammer
    Wonder Boy 3 was a classic platformer for the sega master system. A new team has lovingly updated it for iOS with lush, hand-drawn graphics and an excellent orchestral soundtrack. The controls aren’t as precise as I’d like, but they won’t hold you back from enjoying this game. Bravo!
  • Can’t believe people would rank this 1 star...

    By Friskey E
    Loved this game as a kid, love it now. Beaten it now on normal and Hard mode. With all the rotten games on the App Store with high ratings a rating below 4.5 doesn’t give this game justice.
  • Classic Remake with Greater Style

    By William List
    I never heard of the Wonder Boy game series until now. The new art style is what first drew my attention. After getting use to the somewhat old school game mechanics, I quickly fell in love with this game. I love the option of being various creatures with slightly different playing styles. I almost competed everything in the game but unfortunately now it keeps crashing. Hopefully a new UPDATE will fix the issues.
  • Incredible remake of a classic but the mobile version freezes a lot!

    By Daniel Brodzik
    This game is awesome, but once I complete the game, it freezes on launch every time. The only way to play it again on my devices is to uninstall it completely then reinstall, losing all my progress and achievements. Please fix this!
  • It’s an ok game

    By -{VIII}-
    Updated Review: The devs were nice enough to update the controls with more customization, and it plays a lot better now. I’m happy with it. 5 stars. Old Review: The graphics are fantastic, but the controls are the worst I’ve played. If you don’t hit the buttons dead center, they don’t seem to respond, and when you do hit them, it feels delayed. Maybe that’s just how the old game played, I’m not sure. It would be easier and more fun to play if you could tap anywhere on the left of the screen and drag to move. Also if the buttons hit boxes were bigger. It would also be cool to switch from retro to HD while playing, instead of having to go through all the menus.
  • Gorgeous, worst controls in years, bug prevents passing level 1

    By VeniceCAForLife
    Haven’t seen controls this bad since the first few years of the App Store. I cant beat Boss 1 on Level 1 because the game hangs. Check out the other reviews - they have the same problem.
  • I don’t want Retro

    By Rikitora
    Pretty fun game, I like how I can resize the buttons to make it how I want them, great gameplay, Looks amazing, but I was in the middle of the desert and it randomly switched to retro visuals,It did this again to whenever I went to the store to buy weapons I don’t know how to fix this bug and it’s really inconvenient
  • Wonderful, yet deeply flawed

    By Detroitalan01
    I have fond memories of playing the original title and greatly appreciate this redux. The visuals and sound have been masterfully brought into the modern age, while the structure of the game has been left intact. Yet, there are problems holding this release back that hopefully will be addressed in future updates. 1). Using items occasionally sets the graphics to retro mode. This is hardly game breaking and is easily fixed in the menu. But, it is jarring. 2). The controls are imprecise and take some getting used to. Performing jump attacks can be tricky as, many times, the attack button won’t engage. I’ve actually taken my eye off the screen to check my thumb placement. Despite hitting the attack button dead center, it didn’t register. 3). There are crash bugs littered throughout the game. When these are activated, the game not only force closes. It then prevents you from restarting, by freezing on the title screen—forcing you to uninstall then reinstall the app. The most prevalent crash bug occurs after the defeat of the Mummy Dragon but before facing the Zombie Dragon. At this point, if you venture into the volcanic region, the game crashes. Checked this out three times, to the same result. Have also experienced crash issues with employing the return to title screen option in the menu. But those haven’t been as consistent and easy to demonstrate as the aforementioned one. If Wonderboy III: The Dragon’s Trap is to stand out on iOS, these issues need to be fixed. It’s more frustrating than fun to play a title that’s hard to control and can crash at any given moment. This was played on an iPhone 6S, running the latest version of iOS. Will amend this review when these problems are resolved.
  • Game Center freezes iPhone 7

    By Spenarjp
    As a Nintendo kid, I never knew about this series. But, the game is great and the remake beautiful. One star though because the game freezes on a fully updated iPhone 7 when using Game Center. Specifically, the game freezes when the GC welcome back message drops down, making the game unplayable. I did play the game with an iPad Pro logging in to GC and there was no issue. The problem only seems to be present on the phone. Fix this and it’s a 5-star review for sure.