San! Ni! Ichi! Hajime!!! Stretch your muscles and embark upon the ultimate marathon of Nippon in a crazy, physics-driven, four-player party racer where anything can happen!
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Very Positive (108) - 89% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 17, 2018

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February 7

Nippon Marathon Lunar Sale, plus more!

Wedy here,

Firstly let me wish everyone who is celebrating lunar new year a Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! 新年快乐! (Happy New Year!).

Secondly, we've decided to celebrate with you by offering Nippon Marathon at 30% off! Wow what a saving. There's no excuse not to buy it now. Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it.

OST Now Available
Thirdly, have you already played Nippon Marathon and wondered if the soundtrack was available to purchase? Well wonder no more. The OST is now available to purchase on CD baby, iTunes, Amazon & Google Play.
There are also Karaoke versions of Super Love Racing (Kawa River Run) and Hyper Love Racing (Neo Jinko).

But wait there's more...

You can look impress your friends by wearing one of the EXCLUSIVE Nippon Marathon T-shirts.

Which one will you choose? Will Nishibori steal your heart? Or will Zenbei (XEN BAE) be your senpai? Are you team Snuguru Maestro? Or is your favourite reporter your perfect choice!

The T-shirts are available to purchase in the USA/Europe (Red Bubble) as well as in Japan (TshirtTrinity).

So that's all for now folks,

I’ve been Wedy Jones.

Keep it Real, Keep it Nippon.

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December 31, 2018

Update v1.02: Now Live!

Wedy here with an important announcement; Update v1.02 is now live, but what does that entail? Well, let me tell you...

New Features
  • Skip Scene - You can now skip a scene from the pause menu during Story Mode.
  • Restart Race - You can now restart a race in any mode.
  • Skipping dialogue - You now no longer need to wait for the audio clip to finish before progressing dialogue.

Gameplay Changes
  • Getting Up - Contestants will now get up much faster when having ragdolled, there fore it is now easier to get back into the race after a fall.
  • Harder Heads - Hitting your head is less likely to result in being knocked out.
  • AI navigation - AI is now far less likely to get stuck.
  • AI difficulty - AI skills is now more adaptive to the player's skill level.

  • Snuguru 25% - The story should now progress beyond chapter 14 for Snuguru
  • Story loading hangs - We're still working on this but recent changes should help, please let us know if they don't work for you!

  • Unofficial LINUX support - We have built and pushed a LINUX version but we are unable to officially support this, if the game does not work for you on LINUX please make use of STEAM's refund feature, however, it may be fine!

So that's all for now folks.

I’ve been Wedy Jones.

Keep it Real, Keep it Nippon.

P.S. Happy New Year!

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About This Game

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.


Four-player drop-in/drop-out madness!
Solo play is supported, but grab up to four pads and enjoy the supreme silliness of gaming’s greatest marathon. Need a bathroom break to brush pineapple juice off your onesie? Random pedestrian passing by your couch and wants to play? Whatever the cause, hop in and out for the ultimate party get-together!

Experience surprises galore in a race across all of Japan!
Cross the land of Nippon in a series of creative levels spanning busy city streets, narrow old streets, bustling markets, mountaintop shrines and even the top of a bullet train! 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…

An expansive story mode with a bizarre cast of characters!
Climb the ranks from rookie runner to marathon master. Experience the stories of lobster-man J DARWIN, narwhal enthusiast Elizabeth Nishibori, old uncle sailor Zenbei “XEN BAE” and wannabe dating-agency owner Snuguru Maestro, all while revealing the shady secrets of the unseen forces at play behind the Nippon Marathon. Can you beat the returning ten-time champion Handsome Hazuki and his cronies?

Chill out with some Party Games!
Some people like bird watching. Some people like a lazy Sunday afternoon drive. Some people like to throw themselves into a trolley, and smash head-first into man-sized bowling pins! Set your shopping trolley's position, take a running jump, wince as you hurtle towards random hazards and pray you don't end up in the emergency room. Mastered the Turkey in bowling? Then take on the L.O.B.S.T.E.R gauntlet! A precariously narrow, randomly generated assault course. Swinging hammers, pneumatic boxing gloves, and irate American footballers conspire to knock you into the drink!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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

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