Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap has turned into quite a surprise hit for the team at DotEmu, based upon the classic Sega Master System game of the same name. But what might be most surprising of all is where the game is actually performing the best.
A recent report from Gamasutra indicates that the game has been performing remarkably well on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, according to Lizardcube’s Omar Cornut, he noted that “more copies of Wonder Boy on the Switch than the three other platforms we released on combined,” which include Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. That’s quite a feat, considering its availability.
That also speaks volumes about indie game reception on the Switch, something Nintendo is counting on with its devotion to those types of games on its system.
But that’s an easy decision for some developers, it seems. According to DualShockers, Upfallstudios’ David Amador has explained that the system is easy to develop on, as the team porting over its game Quest of Dungeons “was a really smooth process,” and that “(Nintendo) improved a lot of things.”
FrozenByte’s Kai Tuovinen also chimed in on the ease of development for the system, noting that it has “definitely been easier than Wii U development, and the development enrichment environment and backend/documentation has vastly improved from those days.”
So, of course, that means more developers showing interest in bringing over their games. Not everyone is on board, mind you, but there’s still quite a bit of progress being made compared to game development on the Wii U, and shining examples like Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a sure sign that it’s going the right way. We can’t wait to see what comes around the corner over the next few months, and into 2018.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is available now for Nintendo Switch, as well as Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.