Game release: “Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom” (PC)

Game Atelier and FDG Entertainment‘s colorful fantasy platformer Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom jumps on PC platforms.

The Monster Boy series has been around since the classic Sega console gaming days, and the rejuvenation with the remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (see my review) proved that there’s still life left in the series if the presentation is up to modern standards. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom isn’t a remake, but a fully-fledged new addition to the series, with involvement by Ryuichi Nishizawa who also supported the former title. The story revolves around boy Jin who finds out that his Uncle Nabu uses magic to turn everyone, including his brother Zeke, into animals. As it’s usually the case with the games, the hero is turned into an animal himself, this time a pig, and during the quest he embarks on, he has to recover five animal orbs to return to his former self.

As is to be expected, all the animal forms give the player different abilities that help to reach formerly unreachable locations or become better in combat. Upgrading one’s equipment adds a certain RPG flavor to proceedings, while magic weapons and items play an important part in unlocking even more parts of the world that is made up of interconnected environments. Presented by lovely hand-drawn characters and backgrounds with a stellar soundtrack, this epic platform-adventure looks just as great as the remake, which was already awesome.

The game was already released on consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) in December 2018, but is now available on PC with a 10% launch discount that will last until August 8th, 8am UTC.

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GOG
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Official website

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Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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