During my early teens I got a Sega Master System whilst my best friend had the NES. To be honest I was a bit jealous as Nintendo's machine was far superior with an unrivaled back catalogue. However there were a couple of titles that made me proud to be a Master System owner and chief among them was Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap. It is a Metroidvania style game with each of the transformations allowing access to previously unreachable areas to open the world up. I am extremely excited about the game and can't wait for its release!
In the words of DotEmu:
We are working on a modern version of cult classic Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap! A close collaboration between Lizardcube, DotEmu and legendary series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, based on Westone Bit Entertainment's original masterpiece.
Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime! In search for a cure, our mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land... and defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons.
How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive as it turns into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion, and a Hawk... The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero make up the cast of this non-stop action-adventure platformer!