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Narita Boy Has Reappeared

Now, nostalgia isn’t always a good thing. You’ll know this if you’ve ever revisited a game you used to love only to find out it’s terrible, or a film, or anything really. It’s also something that can occasionally be taken too far with things that rhyme with Steady Slayer Gone, which hurt my soul to watch, and I can only imagine reading it would simply hurt my soul more for longer. However, nostalgia also allows us to revisit ideas that still work now as well.

One of those ideas, or many of them, appear to be at the core of Narita Boy. Narita Boy is a game that was announced a fair while ago, but it kind of disappeared off of the face of the planet for a bit, and to be honest, I forgot about it. It recently reemerged from whatever 80s hideyhole it was napping in, and I’m still quite excited about it.

There are a few reasons for this. The first one is just the aesthetic, which is basically how I feel games used to look when I was younger, you see, I was born [REDACTED] and CRT TVs where the norm back then. We didn’t even have mobile phones, god I’m old. Anyway, the look of the game and the warped screen help to replicate that, and you’ll get to wonder through a beautiful world with a Techno-sword and hack and slash all kinds of things. I’m a little concerned it’s going to take the nostalgia and references too far, but I’m quietly hopeful that Narita Boy is going to be good.