Narita Boy

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Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Save the world!
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About Narita Boy

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Story

Flashback to the 80s. The Creator, a genius of his time, creates a video game console called Narita One with its flagship title being a game called Narita Boy.

Narita Boy becomes a tremendous hit! Copies of cartridges are flying off physical shelves worldwide. Within weeks Narita Boy is the best-selling video game of all time, critically acclaimed for its power-fantasy wielding the Techno-sword and taking players on a journey like no other.

Meanwhile, inside the binary code, the digital realm connects with reality. Him has returned and deleted The Creator’s memories. Supervisor program, Motherboard, and her agents have activated the Narita Boy protocol.

The Stallions are coming, and the Digital Kingdom needs a hero.

The Game

Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Save the world!

Pixel perfectionistThe shining example of a perfectionist at work. Experience the visuals of a retro-era brought to life with hand-drawn animations.

Explore the mysteries of the Digital Kingdom – Venture up, down, left, and right to discover the darkest depths of the broken binary code in this never-ending story*.

Max out the Trichroma – Equipped with the only weapon able to defeat the Stallion threat, take the Techno-sword and plunge it into the digital hearts of your enemies. Do not let this empire strike back, be the true blade runner.

Diehard enemies – Face foes only imagined from your darkest fever-dreams!

Show those bosses the bytes – Face-off against tons of totally radical and awesome bosses. Become the boss terminator, by overcoming the deadly Crab, DragonBot, Black Rainbow, and so much more!

Sounds of the retro-grade-times - Feel fresh waves of synth wash over you while travelling the Digital Kingdom. With kickin’ beats that will send you back to the future.

*there is an end to the story.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
March 30, 2021
Developer:
Studio Koba
Publisher:
Team17 Digital Ltd
Rating:
PEGI rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Action
Adventure

Platformer
Themes:
Retro
Pixel Graphics
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX, 1 GB or AMD Radeon HD 4870, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Soundcard

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: TBC
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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PC Gamer

Rachel Watts
PC Gamer
70 / 100
"Narita Boy's digital twist on a classic fantasy tale is engrossing if a bit disorientating."

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
"A thoroughly entertaining and highly playable Metroidvania, that goes beyond being a simple retro homage and offers some memorable gameplay twists and storytelling surprises."

Game Informer

Marcus Stewart
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
"Narita Boy has more style than it knows what to do with, and that helps carry it past its gameplay flaws"
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

Narita Boy Statistics

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Easy
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Just Right
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Tough
23.08%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 53.85%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
26.67%
Played It
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Halfway
6.67%
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Conquered It
6.67%
Completionist! 6.67%  of players have Conquered It

User Ratings & Reviews

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User Rating

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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 8% of GameFAQs users said Narita Boy is Simple or Easy. 54% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 38% of GameFAQs users said Narita Boy is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Narita Boy is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Narita Boy is Steam Deck Verified.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX, 1 GB or AMD Radeon HD 4870, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Soundcard
Minimum:
  • OS: TBC
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
59% of critics on Metacritic recommend Narita Boy. The Metascore is 74 out of 100.
Narita Boy was released on March 30, 2021
Yes, Narita Boy supports MacOS.
Narita Boy is published by Team17 Digital Ltd
Narita Boy was developed by Studio Koba
Fanatical users tagged Narita Boy as Action, Adventure, and Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Narita Boy as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Narita Boy as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Narita Boy as Platformer

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Narita Boy © 2021 STUDIO KOBA, Published under licence by Team17 Digital Limited.

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