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PC Gamer US Edition|June 2021
NARITA BOY is a vibrant retro-futuristic adventure about cyber heroes and digital legends.
Rachel Watts

It’s nothing short of blasphemy to mention a gaming console inside a magazine that is strictly about PC gaming, and hopefully, the print between your fingers hasn’t been set ablaze at the forbidden word alone. But, I think the PC gaming gods will forgive me writing about Narita Boy, a platforming action adventure that takes place inside a gaming console, whose circuits, wires, and lines of code have all been transformed into an intricate digital empire.

Playing as the eponymous hero Narita Boy, you have been summoned to save the Digital Kingdom from a crisis. Traveling through each of the kingdom’s three regions, you must defeat the evil servants of HIM, a dark program that wishes to see the Digital Kingdom fall. It’s the usual ‘hero saving the world’ narrative, but with the twist of it being inside a retro gaming console from the ’80s.

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