Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 9+

The cult classic returns‪!‬


    • 3.8 • 109 Ratings
    • $7.99


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!

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

- Support address has ben added to the main menu.
- Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

BluieJoe ,

Great game for iPad!

Okay so first off before they even added the update to give Xbox One and PS4 controller support, my Xbox controller was already working with it! I haven’t tried it since the update, so they may have added some refinements but I thought that was cool.

I definitely recommend playing this game with a controller so you can get the most out of your display.

As far as the game itself, I have to say that I had never played the original game or any other WonderBoy/MonsterBoy game. So I didn’t know what I was getting into but the game looked promising so I bought it. I have been really enjoying this game! It’s basically a side scrolling RPG with some plat forming.

So yes, good game. Even better with a controller! The only thing I think that could use some improvement is the help menu. It’s just a bunch of pictures with button mapping.

Roméow ,

Hard for the wrong reasons

This game is clearly fun, he level design is good and you feel the old-game nostalgia when playing.
But... the format on iPhone is just awful. NOTHING justify this format. The game do not use any smartphone features in particular. Worse, the controls are horrendous since you alternate between plate-form puzzles and monsters fights. The game itself isn’t hard, but you keep on dying because the controls make everything harder. I do not mind hard game when the level design is thought this way (ex: Hollow Night). However here I feel like it’s not the developers intentions, it just feel like a lazy attempt to remaster an old good game on iOS to make some $$$ without even wondering if this format is even appropriate for the gameplay. Well, it’s not, it’s just incredibly frustrating. If you’re looking for some challenge, go ahead, but be aware it might not be the kind of challenge you are looking for.

Developer Response ,


Thank you for your message. Could you please tell us more, what are precisely your issues regarding the controls, at support@dotemu.com please? Best regards.

BascoWolfman ,


At different points in the game it freezes and then continues to freeze at Game Center login! Only option is to uninstall and reinstall losing all progress. Great game can’t wait to actually play it!

Responding to the developer response.... this has been an “unknown issue” for months if you look at all the reviews before mine that have the same issue.

Thankfully the issue has become slightly less frequent and I was able to complete the game which is actually pretty great so I’ll bump up to 3 stars, but still has some bugs to work out.

Developer Response ,


Thank you very much for your message and your report.

We recently deployed an update of the game that fix several issues, including one of the kind you had. Do you mind to give us a chance and try again our game please? If that fix the problem, we would be very grateful if you could adjust your rating accordingly.

If you still have th issue, could you please send us your details at support@dotemu.com?

Kind regards.

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