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Nippon Marathon

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San! Ni! Ichi! Hajime!!! Stretch your muscles and embark upon the ultimate marathon of Japan in a raucous ragdoll party multiplayer racer where anything can happen. Hurdle barrels, outrun Shiba Inu and dive out of the paths of bicycles - all while chucking fruit at your opponents and dashing across planks precariously balanced over waterfalls - in an unreal experience that must be played to be believed.Features Four-player madness! You can’t spell Nippon Marathon without ‘P’, ‘A’, ‘R’, ‘T’ and *checks letters* ‘I’, we suppose… Solo play is supported, but grab up to four pads and enjoy the supreme silliness of gaming’s greatest marathon. See all of Japan! Cross the entirety of the land of Nippon in a series of creative courses spanning busy city streets, village lanes, bustling markets, mountaintop shrines, supermarkets and even unsafe sake distilleries! Wacky characters! Go toe-to-toe with some of the coolest contestants who ever did, er… contest! Lobster-man J DARWIN, onesie-obsessive Elizabeth Nishibori, school uniform fan Zenbei “Xen Bae” and the completely normal Snuguru Maestro are among the challengers vying for the podium! Epic pratfalls! Swinging poles! Giant face-slapping fish! Cyclists! Shiba Inu! Panes of glass! Traffic! False doors! Barrels! Rolling beams! Wobbly planks! Flying fruit! More Shiba Inu! EARTHQUAKES!!!!! Dodge and dive over the lot or suffer the painful and embarrassing consequences of physics-based collisions… Tons of surprises! You never know what will happen next in Nippon Marathon. Perhaps you’ll find time for an impromptu spot of slot machine fun? Maybe a news anchor will jetpack in to interview you on the racetrack? Heck, anything is possible… Drop-in/drop-out play! Need a bathroom break to squeeze pineapple juice out of your foam lobster claws? Random pedestrian passing by your couch and wants to play? Whatever the cause, hop in and out for the ultimate, flexible party get-together!
Release date
Feb 15, 2018
Onion Soup Interactive
PQube Limited, PQube
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • OS: OSX
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2370M
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GeForce Gtx 970
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Nippon Marathon reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free Imagine being in a Japanese Reality Show, in which you must run on a road full of obstacles in the Japanese style, with power ups to throw bananas to the ground so others fall, balloons to fly, etc... It Is a fun game to play with friends (or against the machine), also has plenty of mini-games and different ways to make it repetitive. The Most highlight is certainly his humor, with stupid cries, with meaningless faces, very Japan all (and when it does not make a real person less ashamed of others...) I highly recommend it, and if you have friends to play it is more than advisable. Steam Mentor
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Early access review for me this game will remain one of the best to play alone or with friends, really very fun and a little buggy but in the right direction (bug of physics or collision) then one never bored, the more developers are listening to the community and take into account each request. Personally every time I play there I love and laugh well, a gamepad is advisable but you can play very well keyboard (except several keyboard I do not get there). The fact that one never gets bored is also from the mini-games apart from the main goal of the game which is marathons, the developers have add a bowling alley and a kind of total Wipeout really very exciting! I recommend to 200% this game especially for its price and these features!
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Early Access Review Game reminded the show "Japanese Fun", which went on 2x2, so I decided to take it. PROS: 1) Carbon Monoxide (especially if you play with a friend, in the game we got into the Japanese show, but as we know all the Japanese shows are funny). 2) Interesting modes (Campaign, quick game, bowling, who will go on). 3) Interesting powerups (they are now a small number, but I think will add more). 4) Many characters and four of them have their own story. 5) Marathon cards are enough, each has its own features and most importantly all interesting. Pleased with the final card, which was added relatively recently, there is a reference on the TOKYO DOME, where the audience came to see, as said Abe, IE commentator, the performance of wrestlers, which is Too Sweet. Very Good reference on NJPW repeat. 6) The Game is often updated, ie not abandoned. 7) Game Shop (winning in marathons give us ¥, which we can spend on the modifiers of the game and new characters). CONS: Sometimes CPU Tupit (runs backwards, although you need to go ahead, etc.). Bugs. In Story Mode I wanted to have less conversations (they are seriously very much), only after 5 minutes of chatter start GRANDIOSE runs. Minus insignificant because by pressing on a pause all it is possible to miss. CONCLUSION: THE GAME IS WORTH THE ATTENTION SCORE: 7.5/10
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