Narita Boy (2021) – Boop Show Show Notes

Narita Boy 2021
PLATFORM
PC/Steam
On Xbox Game Pass PC/Console
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: Studio Koba
PUBLISHER: Team17
RELEASE DATE:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
VIDEO
https://youtu.be/3pFNSdv3_LI
Me Playing Horribly! Fast Forward as much as you need. Get to Servo-Horse!
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-284-narita-boy-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-284-narita-boy-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
6+ Hours
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
part of game pass ($24.99)
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/naritaboy/info/
DESCRIPTION
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!
EXPERIENCE
Some amazing neo-retro stylings wrapped around a hack and slash platformer with plenty of backtracking woven together with the suffering of the digital world creator told through collectible memories throughout.

Outstanding music that drives the emotion and action and almost becomes part of the story but not quite. These Stallions sent forth by HIM ain’t the Wild Stallions I think of during the 80s. But I did enjoy my ride on my mech enabled Stag (my spirit animal)…well…up until I didn’t enjoy it…and then I was like. F this
Art: a unique neo-retro style that employs a crt effect.
Animation: Really great! Fun to look at for sure
Music/Effects: punching above its weight class.
V/O: pretty nonsense but fitting
World Building: pretty good fantasy. Could use less techno babble
Currency: good will and floppies
Gameplay/Loop: metroidvania a little lackluster
AI/NPCs: dumb as dirt and on rails
Controls: mostly works when the task is not improbable
Interface: not that great. Health disappears when not in battle?
Replay/Endgame: like any metroidvania…long waits between visits
Score: 7 Wild Stallions out of 10 Cyber Stags
LINKS
https://naritaboy-game.com
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Narita Boy
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Narita Boy
Tags:Metroidvania, Adventure, Retro, Platformer, 2D, Pixel, CRT
SCOTT GUESS MY GAME
Play on show
BRIAN GUESS MY GAME
https://brian.studiom80.com/boop284-thegamename.mp3
hints: 2005 feels like 2021
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Next Week (optional)
SCOTT: Dunno yet
BRIAN: Wildfire (Humble Bundle Monthly for April)
https://i1.wp.com/images.igdb.com/igdb/image/upload/t_original/sc5s1j.png?w=750&ssl=1

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