Limited Run Games has today announced that it is re-releasing the much sought-after Sunsoft platformer, Trip World, in an all-new colourised form: Trip World DX. The game will be released physically on Switch, Game Boy and Game Boy Color, with pre-orders opening on 28th April.
Originally released in Japan in 1992 and Europe in 1993 (before coming to the regions' 3DS Virtual Console in 2011 and 2012 respectively), Trip World never received an official US release and original copies of the game have been hard to come by ever since. In this new remaster, Limited Run Games has worked with original developers Sunsoft to give the title its first worldwide release, adding in new features such as complete colour gameplay, remastered audio, original design documents, video interviews and more.
The game was revealed as a part of Limited Run's new YouTube series, Carboncast, which focuses on all the titles that are being ported thanks to the studio's Carbon Engine (previously used on the Shantae and River City Girls Zero ports). You can check out the timestamped video above to watch the Trip World DX reveal from the stream.
For a little more information on this new deluxe treatment, check out the following from Limited Run:
In the classic Trip World, you take part in a globetrotting adventure through Trip World, a land filled with endearing creatures and mythical beings, as the bunny-like hero Yakopoo. A showstopper on its original handheld hardware, Trip World features some of the finest graphics and music ever heard in a video game in this form factor. The quality of its presentation is matched perfectly by the spot-on game mechanics and atmospheric level design that encourages the player to take part and enjoy the many sights of Trip World rather than rush through and beat it.
Complimenting this fantastic re-release, Trip World DX includes a variety of features that provide never-before-seen content and context to what makes this game such an incredible release of its time, including a music player with remastered audio and arrangements, original design documents, cameo appearance designs, and video interviews.
Going back to its console roots, Trip World DX will be released on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color alongside the Switch, with a special Collector's Edition available for the modern Nintendo console. The Standard Edition will cost $39.99 for GB and GBC and $34.99 on Switch, while the Collector's version (which also includes a plush, key chain, original soundtrack CD, poster and premium box) will be $74.99.
Pre-orders for all of the game's different editions will be available on the Limited Run Games site from 28th April - 11th June.
Will you be picking up a copy of this rare Sunsoft platformer? Let us know in the comments.
This looks really cool 😎 never played the original so might be tempted to pre order this for switch
I think it's nuts I'm actually going to say this but I'm going to get it for GBC.
It’s also a digital release, correct? Looks real cute!
Couldn't think of a good "trippy" joke
I'm glad for the people who wanted to play this
Famous for being one of the most expensive Game Boy games available (going for over $600 USD, in box, as of the time of this comment)!
I love that this is getting an affordable reprint cartridge for Game Boy, knowing the news will surely make an ebay scalper's day 😘
This is fantastic and I love that they partnered with toruzz to make the DX version! But... the switch copy shouldn't be that expensive... I don't think this price is "affordable" at $34.99 when you consider that it was available for purchase on the 3DS virtual console for 10x cheaper until very recently :/
Like they'll make you think that this pricing is okay because a physical copy of the gameboy release is hundreds but for the switch version at least it's not a good deal. Maybe it is just a pricing issue with the physical copy and it will be more reasonable digitally. But this game should really just be part of the NSO service.
Paying that price for physical game boy copies is fine though, I don't mind that
From the website: "Museum mode containing never-before-seen design documents, video interviews with the original developer, music video, box scans, and much more.
Music player featuring original remastered audio tracks, brand new arrangements, and a surprise track from another cult Sunsoft classic title!"
Oh okay, maybe the pricing isn't SO bad then!
Super excited for this!
whaaat, a new colour version of a classic monochrome GB game? How exciting!
Hey, wasn't Gimmick also coming to Switch too? I wonder what happened regarding that...
I'm glad Sunsoft still exist. They're the only retro company that are still independent and thriving. I hope they revived some of their much love franchise such as Aero the Acro-Bat and Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel.
I bought this on the 3DS VC, it's quite an unusual game, really nice graphics.
Feels good to see a game with demand for an official reprint. Not a game like Star Wars that surely had enough original copies to go around already.
@Scapetti It's worth as much as people are willing to pay.
I see the game was only worth $3 to you. But that doesn't mean it isn't worth more to other people.
Suffice to say charging what people will pay, nothing in this economy (and I mean outside video games) is priced on what it "should" cost.
But as to the game itself, I knew the music had a familiar sound when I tried the game on my Japanese 3DS.
It indeed has the same composer as the Sunsoft Game Boy "Looney Tunes" game. It explains why LT is on my list of GB games with Unreasonably Hot Jams.
This has caught my eye. Don’t really know too much about it. Looks cute and a decent GB platformer. Certainly not going to buy all 3 versions. My safest pick would be the Switch version. Would be cool to play this on my GB or GBA, but honestly it would be for novelty only and I hardly ever pull them out of retirement to play games. Although could use the GC GB player too...
Never heard of it before.
Pretty excited for this and the other retro titles they teased in the video. I like the idea of having new physical re-releases for my retro consoles.
I’d love to see Limited Run do some reprints of some of the classic SNES games:
Chrono Trigger, Ogre Battle, Secret of Mana, Terranigma…to mention a few.
A guy can wish right?
This does look pretty cool overall. I love software still being made available for legacy systems. I get that it can be a tad pricey, but just beating Ebay or Amazon secondhand sellers would be great as well as providing a bit of income for Limited Run and the original publishers.
@KingMike I think you misunderstand me. It's a great game. But VERY short. When I wrote that I didn't know it included all the behind the scenes stuff. I expected it to be very barebones
A bit off topic but any chance Sunsoft could re-release the Super NES and Game Boy Looney Tunes games?
@JDCII Love that idea. If they're going to bear the production cost, what does the original developer have to lose, right? As long as there aren't licensing issues that can't be overcome.
Eh I like it, but it was a lower than average GB price on the VC for a reason. There really isn't much too it.
I absolutely love this. Toruzz did some amazing work on Super Mario Land DX and Super Mario Land 2 DX in the past, this is as good as it can get. Will pre-order the GBC game for sure.
I'm gonna make a trip to the store (sorry with that name, the puns are almost obligatory)
Ngl, I'm keen on this deluxe version
I'm in for the digital release. I've been aware of Trip World since seeing some references made to it by Jeremy Parish in his Game Boy Works videos. Turns out, he's a media curator for Limited Run and shows up in the reveal video! I'd wager he had some influence on it being selected.
Having never been released here in the States, it's great that it will get a new lease on life.
Watching that I just kept thinking"Jeez, they really need to be colourizing that sucka", and then I see that they've colourized it it felt... a bit anticlimactic. I think I was hoping for some OTT saturated colour, rather than the subtler approach.
Still, kinda tempting.
I was playing this game on Gameboy a couple of weeks ago. Glad it's not forgotten.
The game looks awesome, but $35 for the Switch digital version? I understand the physical Game Boy carts costing a pretty penny, but I'm no collector. Why is the digital port $35? I'll give you ten bucks, but that's it.
I remember when word of it graced my notice and then never again. I guess the fact I remember is testament to how much I wanted it.
@Quarbit yeah that threw me too. But it does have a lot of bonus behind the scenes stuff, as well as the brand new colour update which would take some time. Still a little pricey but a BIT more understandable
This price is ridiculous and I probably like trip world more than most people ever. It also doesn't look that great. They just paint bucket tool filled in colors instead of using blank space to shade.
This game is legit
I'd love if Limited Run at least sent their games. It has been more than a year since i bought Sol Cresta Collector edition and I'm still waiting. I payed February 2022...
I have this on 3DS and it was great fun to play on back then. It's around the same length as Kirby's Dream Land and is has just as much charm and plays very similarly to that series. I would like this colourized version, but not at that price. Besides, it looked kinda odd in colour compared to B/W.
I’ll play this on Analogue Pocket when the DX rom gets dumped.
@Oppyz666 Never give LRG money. They’re the biggest scammers in gaming.
Woof, I've never heard of this game until today, but it looks like a beauty!
So I have a question.
If the developer can release their game on Gameboy or Gameboy Color which technically Nintendo didn't provide the developer kit supply for GB or GBC, how could the developer manufactured their games on GB or GBC again?
It was 20 years ago, are Nintendo still providing the materials to manufacture the games on GB / GNC cartridge?
This is such an interesting game to show up. I'll probably get it for the museum content and to see what they did with the colorization because I really like the game, but yeah. Those saying this game is just kind of...nothing are right too.
It looks great, sounds great, and it is fun. But there's really no challenge at all. For the most part, the enemies don't even fight back? I'd be interested to see if there are any other tweaks to this one!
Also, not sure if this was mentioned on NL yet, but later this week (the 20th) Sunsoft is doing a sequel to last year's "Sunsoft Is Back" stream so I wonder if this will get mentioned there too?
Interesting. I've only played this game via emulation, it is quite good. I love the attention to detail. However, having said all of that, I'm not sure I actually like the color screen shots! I'm surprised, but I don't know what it is. The original GB pixel art looked better I think.
I may actually get this for Game Boy Color just to have another game to stick in my GBA SP.
I WIN BABY THIS IS ALL I'VE EVER WANTED LETS GOOOO
I love the look of this one, and I am happy to see another title that many people haven't gotten to play (including myself) get an opportunity to try another game from a bygone era. That makes me happy.
These are the same devs behind Waku Waku 7, i can't wait to be able to experience more of their work!
@Anti-Matter Nintendo is not involved at all. The circuit boards inside the cartridges can be manufactured relatively inexpensively these days. As for the carts' outer shells, those are custom-made (they can't have the words "Game Boy" or "Nintendo" on them, legally) and are very similar to the originals. You can buy empty "replacement" game cartridge shells right now on Amazon and elsewhere for almost any older console.
Looks really good. Just be aware that a full playthrough takes 20-30 minutes. It's really short.
FINALLY! First Ninja JaJaMaru and now this? Hey, "quirky-games-only-released-in-japan" Gods! Can we get "Mr. Gimmick" next?
It was really, really interesting hearing about the Carbon Engine engine and Trip World, love how both the original and the Deluxe version look, sound and play so I'm absolutely getting this game on Switch when it comes out!
Also, nice reminder that I still have to get River City Girls Zero.
@CharlieGirl They claimed three thousand in the video. I have no idea. I bought mine many years ago.
@Doctor-Moo Yeah it's nice they coloured it in, but it's still just a 5-level game.
I'd be suspicious that they waited until the 3DS eShop got shut down because I remember paying £2.50 or something for it there.
@WeirdoOfWierdos A Gimmick Special Edition is actually coming to Switch. Ufouria too!
As I mentioned above, there's a Sunsoft stream on the 20th. Both Gimmick and Ufouria have been announced but no date as of the last Sunsoft stream. So here's hoping we get those dates this time!
Of course it's published by Limited Run... There goes all my hopes of getting a copy. I really don't like that company
The soundtrack on this game is TOP NOTCH.
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