Narita Boy looks like an ’80s-inspired fever dream

That’s one hell of a pitch trailer

Narita Boy drew me in with its aesthetic and, to be frank, that’s still the aspect of the game I’m into the most. It looks wild. The further into this trailer you get, the crazier the effects and animations become.

I don’t really understand most of what I’m seeing here — and the story is densely layered, to say the least — but the feeling it evokes is special. Can the game possibly be this cool? That’d be something.

Creator Studio Koba describes Narita Boy as “inspired by retro pixel adventures (Castlevania, Another World, Double Dragon) with a modern touch (Superbrothers, Sword and Sorcery) and an 80s plot homage (Ready Player One, He-Man, The Last Starfighter), accompanied by the retro synth touch of the old glory days.” Also it has “Boy” in its name, and I’m all about that.

Narita Boy [Kickstarter]

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.