New Monster Boy & Wonder Boy III remake

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    It would be great to play these old games where u can actually save the state. Remember the old days when u turned off the machine u had to start from the beginnibg so unless u had like 8 hours to play.. ud have to cheat to finish it haha ...
     
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    Wonderboy III had password save on all versions. Never forget the classic "WE5T 0NE" save code cheat. :)

    The only downside was the password save only worked in the church in the village, so if you were stuck in some of the longer sections, it was a long trek back. Likewise if you died out on a longer adventure, you lost a bit of time. However it wasn't completely starting from the beginning every time like Wonderboy and Wonderboy II: Monsterland.

    I don't like the idea of infinite save states - I think that's too much and would just cause people to use that to make the game too easy. But maybe more regular save points throughout the game (add random churches around the place, or at least just outside the boss dragon dens to save before and after boss battles) would work as a middle ground.
     
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    YES ... that west one cheat brings back memories hahah .. also remember playing mario 2 and 3 from start to end without cheats... used to take ages...
     
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    Haha yeah, and all these kids today complain about Dark Souls difficulty. They'll never know the struggle. :lol:
     
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    man, this brings back memories

    i had an original Sega Master System (the ~ 2' long one, with cartridge and game "cards" that were about the size of a playing card)

    played through Dragons Lair, i remember having to hire it a few times in a row from the video shop!!!
     
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    Wonderboy on the SMS had a cheat were could jump stages/level after completing a level.
     
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    1,1,2,2,1+2(hold) then use up and down to select levels (iirc)
     
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    Thats the one.
     
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    Despite the Master System's musical lackings, I always found the soundtrack to WBIII to be one of the catchiest around, and an all time favourite of mine.

    Watching the dev diaries now, and listening to the music they're doing, this is going to be awesome.

     
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    Looks like you can switch back and forth on demand between the original game and the remake. Shows just how much effort went into keeping the engine identical while the graphics and audio was updated.

     
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    Playing some Dragon's Curse today, forgot how tedious the Mouse Man section is. :tired:
     
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    I don't mind that bit. I find Hawk-Man a bit more annoying due to how weak he is compared to characters you had leading up to that point.

    If you use the "WE5T 0NE" save code, you can select Lion-Man and go straight to the last boss via a secret door. The battle lasts about 60 seconds with Lion-Man's strength and attack arc, and the end credits are yours.

    Compare that same battle with Hawk-Man, and it's hella tedious.
     
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    Only works for SMS version though, Im playing the TurboGrafx.

    For some reason if you get the extra heart chests out of sequence they are empty, you have to backtrack and get them one by one. :tired:
     
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    Metal Jesus has a great Let's Play up with the devs.



    From the video, I can't believe they did this - what a labour of love, I hope it lives up to expectations.

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    Video does a great job of showing how true to the original Omar is making this, and his background. He wrote an amazing SMS emulator called MEKA previously (named after the first boss in Dragon's Trap), and as the video says he's got a huge personal collection of 8-bit Sega games. I don't think you could find a more qualified person to handle a project like this than him.
     
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    Seriously considering buying a console for one game that I can beat in a few hours, but I think I'll wait for the "a bit later" :D
     
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    The Remake of Wonder Boy III looks excellent. Love how you can switch between the modern and classic 8-bit visuals on the fly. Hope they bring this to PC.

    The same developers have also done a remake of the popular arcade & Neo Geo game Windjammers but that doesn't hold my interest like the Wonder Boy III remake does.

     
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