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Niche Spotlight – Narita Boy

Narita Boy

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Narita Boy, a retro-inspired 2D Metroidvania by Studio Koba and Team17.

In the ’80s, The Creator designs a highly successful video game console called Narita One, with its flagship title being Narita Boy. But within the code of the game’s Digital Kingdom, The Creator’s memories have been erased by Him, and the world is threatened by the Stallions. Dive into the Digital Kingdom as a legendary hero, master the mysterious Techno-Sword, and restore peace to the game’s inner world.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Narita Boy is available on Windows PC, Mac (both via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $24.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

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.

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Frank Streva

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