Narita Boy

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 13, 2021

Narita Boy is a great debut project from Studio Koba, and hopefully not the last. A world steeped in love and detail deserves your attention.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021

It is not simple task to became hero of Digital Kingdom. Sometimes it is not even fun. But still worthy quest.

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70 / 100
Mar 29, 2021

Narita Boy's digital twist on a classic fantasy tale is engrossing if a bit disorientating.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 29, 2021

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

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7.8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2021

Narita Boy has more style than it knows what to do with, and that helps carry it past its gameplay flaws

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89 / 100
Mar 29, 2021

Narita Boy is a unique game, witch beautiful pixel art, handmade animations and a great level design full of references from the eighties.

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7 / 10
Apr 7, 2021

Narita Boy is a game that takes such a strong influence from so many past works, it can often feel a bit derivative. However, that doesn’t stop the game from being enjoyable, as there’s plenty of unique challenges to overcome as well as some solid lore-building. It’s gorgeous visual design and soundtrack will be enough to entice anyone familiar with 80s pop culture, and could prove irresistible to those that have a fondness for the era.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2021

Narita Boy is an extremely enjoyable action game with absurd, dreamy and lysergic aestethics.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2021

Narita Boy's difficulty is balanced well enough to offer challenge without frustration, and the combat is sublime. Not to mention it's visually incredible.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2021

Narita Boy feels like a completely unique experience and the first step for a new collection of games based around this digital aesthetic. The soundtrack here is flawless and the way everything plays into its setting and narrative is just as good. The gameplay might slog at times and not quite hit the mark, but Narita Boy is something you shouldn't miss.

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