Narita Boy

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews
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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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88 / 100
May 4, 2021

I had a blast with Narita Boy. It’s not perfect, but what is? Indeed, it started slowly, though, it doesn’t take long before you’re capable of exhilarating feats. And the ending is brilliant, paving the way for a sequel that will seemingly be an entirely different genre. Whatever that may be, I’ll be there, at the front of the line. It’s up to you to save the world. So get to it.

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7.4 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

While you were partying, Narita Boy studied the techno-blade. Impossibly good pixel art is locked behind bad-but-gets-better platforming and okay-but-gets-cool hack n' slashing.

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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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