Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Collector’s Edition Unboxing

It’s no secret that I really enjoyed The Dragon’s Trap. In fact it made my Top Ten List of favourite Master System games! I was in awe when Lizardcube released new screenshots for the game and I had every intention of buying it at launch. Rumours started circulating about a future physical edition however and I reluctantly held off just in case. Which was honestly so hard to do!

Wonder Boy was the first time I ever dealt with Limited Run Games and the experience was quite hectic. Originally I had planned to just grab the standard edition. So right on the hour I had it in my cart, joined the queue, paid for it and then it was pulled from my cart as it was out of stock. This was incredibly frustrating but I was in no way alone in this situation as it happened to many other people.

The second time around I went for the collector’s edition. In my own weird logic I thought even though the standard has more units; it might sell out faster as more people would want that. Whether that was the case or I was just lucky I don’t know but I managed to secure one. I have no regrets about the purchase because it’s absolutely stunning.

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As soon as I lifted the box out of the shipping box I couldn’t help but smile. I really like its design as it is such a big nostalgia trip. There honestly has not been a collector’s edition that has made me feel as happy upon receiving it as this one has and I’ve bought some nice collector’s editions in my time!

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The first thing you see when you slide the contents out of the box is the soundtrack. I am in awe of the soundtrack. It has all 89 tracks across two discs. So often soundtracks are not much more than samplers for the game so I was incredibly happy with this one! I immediately copied it over to the laptop to listen to. The rearrangement is absolutely spectacular.

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Following on from the soundtrack is the game itself. I was a bit curious about what cover I would get. Secretly I was hoping for the retro one but as I am opening the game anyway it doesn’t really matter.

That said both of the covers are quite nice. I like how they each have different information on the back cover. It is such a nice touch and makes it seem that much more authentic.

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Speaking of authenticity I was surprised to open up the case and see the manual inside in all of its retro glory. My poor little soul couldn’t handle how excited I felt. Little things like this honestly make such a big difference to a release for me. It’s such a shame that games often omit manuals these days as I really do enjoy reading them.

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The collector’s edition comes with the game, soundtrack, poster and a set of printed cards.

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The poster shows off more of the fantastic art from the game. It’s a bit of a shame that it’s folded but there isn’t too much you can do about that! Every time I look at this poster I am reminded about a different experience I had playing this game as a child.

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Lastly, the cards. The cards are such great quality and my photo doesn’t do them justice. I’m normally not one for these kind of things but I would love to display these somewhere.

Well that’s everything in the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Collector’s Edition! I am so glad that I had the change to buy this as it’s quite rare! I can’t wait to play the game again.

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