I’ve just had the gloriously retro experience of the newly redone Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap (with Wondergirl player character option too)
Haven’t yet tried the 8-bit option, but the new graphics / sound are very smart - they’ve retained all the personality of the original designs and rendered the soundtrack as this quite cool jazz track, which occasionally veers into out-right sleaze.
The shop dialogue is hilarious - I bought Goblin Mail, the description read “cross dress like a Goblin” - but the best quip was in the Church when you select ‘Retro Password’ - “I’ve been giving these out for a few decades now”.
It’s still got the wonky geography, doors that go where they shouldn’t, treasure chests here and there - smart level design. It’s every bit the game you remember but designed to take advantage of the HD era and more control options.