I’m an ’80s kid. I grew up on a lot of the media from that decade. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’ll happily check out anything inspired or from that time period. After seeing Narita Boy, I’m very much reminded of my childhood. In fact, the game reminds me of things like Tron and Captain N (more on that in a bit).

Narita Boy

Narita Boy is a side scrolling action game featuring a digital world merging or crossing over with our own dimension. Or something like that. Our titular hero takes on a group of baddies from the “dark side” of the digital realm. By dark, I mean pretty much no light. The lower hemisphere of the world is shrouded in darkness while the upper one is full of bright energies. You can see where this is going, I’m sure.

So, yeah. That’s pretty much the Tron or Captain N connection. However, instead of the hero being flesh and blood stuck in a video game world, you’re pretty much playing as Tron himself. And that’s far from where the 80s style vibe ends, too. The sound, artwork, and gameplay all have that retro feel to it. Hell, you can upgrade your sword by snagging Floppy disks. How cool is that?

Narita Boy

As I mentioned, I love the 80s. It was an interesting decade and one I remember fondly for its cheesy media. So, I really do look forward to seeing Narita Boy become a reality. It’s got the same nostalgia feel as playing a game from that era.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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