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 (96) - 91% of the 96 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 17, 2018

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By Just Good PC Games March 18, 2018

“Inspired by Japanese gameshows presents a crazy and fun local multiplayer foot race for fame! From heat seeking melons to old men in skirts, there is a lot of potential for this early access title.”

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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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December 28, 2018

Update Imminent: Details here!

Wedy here,

Firstly the developers would like to thank everyone who has brought the game so far, they really that hope you enjoy it and continue to support us!

That being said, they’ve been listening to general feedback on the game, plus a few bugs have decided to rear their nasty head.

So in the next update the following issues will be addressed:
  • Story Mode skip dialogue feature will be added.
  • Story Mode skip scene feature will be added.
  • Story/Versus Modes restart race will be added.
  • The difficulty of the AI in both Story and Versus mode will be reduced.
  • Snuguru Maestro’s story will no longer get stuck at chapter 14
  • General loading issues will be checked.
I’ll make sure to be the first one to report of these changes when they go live!

So that’s all for now folks!

I’ve been Wedy Jones.

Keep it Real, Keep it Nippon.
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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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