Narita Boy
Narita Boy

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!

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 perfectionist – The 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.

Ratings

  • 70%
    Critics Recommend
  • 77
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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PC Gamer
by Rachel Watts
70 / 100
“Narita Boy's digital twist on a classic fantasy tale is engrossing if a bit disorientating.”
Metro GameCentral
by 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
by Marcus Stewart
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

Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OSWindows 7
OSWindows 10
ProcessorDual Core processor, 2.0 GHz
ProcessorDual Core processor, 3.0 GHz
Memory2GB
Memory4GB
Storage2GB
Storage3GB
Direct X10
Direct X12
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX, 1 GB or AMD Radeon HD 4870, 1 GB
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, Chinese - Traditional, French, German, Korean, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian
Narita Boy © 2021 STUDIO KOBA, Published under licence by Team17 Digital Limited.