Back in January 2019, Wonder Boy Returns received a physical release to the PlayStation 4 courtesy of Strictly Limited Games. The game was a remake of the original arcade classic Wonder Boy, which was published by SEGA and developed by Escape (later Westone Bit Entertainment). In 2016, the remake Wonder Boy Returns was developed and published by CFK for the PC and PlayStation 4, with a new version for the Nintendo Switch released as Wonder Boy Returns Remix in 2019.
Despite appearing to be a new version with added content, Remix actually both adds new elements and omits elements of the original remake. Added to the game is a “charge shot”, level elements that are more true to the original game, and restructured difficulty modes. The game removes some level themes, enemies and bosses as a result of the changes, and oddly the original game was delisted from digital platforms and replaced with Remix.
For those who like their games physical, Wonder Boy Returns Remix will see a standard and collector’s edition release over at Strictly Limited Games with the limited runs going up for sale this weekend. The collector’s edition will sell for 54.99€ and be limited to 2,000 copies while the standard will sell for 29.99€ and be limited to 3,000. Physical releases of Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection and Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World are also still available, should you be interested.
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ININ Games sure does love Wonder Boy.