Niche Spotlight – Coropata


Today’s Niche Spotlight is Coropata, a cute 2D puzzle Lemmings-style game by LukPlus; now available in English.

Coropata was originally released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, and now it is available in English for the first time via Steam. Help the kindhearted Himawari deliver radishes to all her friends and neighbors by solving Rube Goldberg-style puzzles. Place a variety of items from your inventory on the screen to move objects, traverse obstacles, and help Himawari get to the end of each level.

The big twist is that players don’t directly control Himawari, and the little girl has a mind of her own. Sometimes she is full of energy and can leap gaps, while other times she isn’t in the mood to do much of anything. Players can alter her mood with specific items by using them at the right time to gain the desired effect.

Coropata is available on Windows PC via Steam for $19.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Himawari’s on a quest to deliver radishes to the neighborhood, but first she needs help overcoming the Rube Goldberg puzzles in her way!


Help guide Himawari to the goal in this puzzle game! It’s a game where you help the independent little girl, Himawari. You must place objects on-screen to indirectly help Himawari, who’s walking forward without a care in the world.

The objects placed on the stage are part of an incomplete puzzle. Place the items from your inventory to complete the puzzle so Himawari safely reaches her destination.

But sometimes Himawari feels capricious, and does what she wants…?

There are also items that change the energy and mood of Himawari. Sometimes she’ll throw a ball with gusto clear over a gap, or sometimes her mood will be so bad that she’ll only kick the ball. Restore her energy with food, and improve or worsen her mood with hazards, neighborhood cats to pet, etc.

(This is the Steam version of the game originally released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, now for the first time in English!)

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.