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Survival Kids (Game Boy Color)

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Description

When on a pleasure cruise for his tenth birthday, a young boy is swept castaway to a remote island by a fierce storm that destroys the entire ship. With no family or friends, he must fend for himself on this strange, seemingly uninhabited island and ultimately find a way to return home.

Survival Kids is presented in an overhead action-RPG style similar to Link's Awakening. Players must try to survive through each day by getting enough rest, eating food and drinking water regularly. This can be risky, as certain foods such as mushrooms can have varying effects including paralysis and poison, while other foods can go rotten and make you sick if you eat it.

The game also features a unique "merge" system, which allows you to create a number of different items by combining two other items. For example, combining bark and a stick would produce kindling, while using ivy with a bent stick could create a bow. There are plenty of useless items that can be made in addition to the essentials, so it's up to the player to think as to what could be helpful in their quest to survive.

Screenshots

Survival Kids Game Boy Color That fish looks tasty...
Survival Kids Game Boy Color Finding a hut
Survival Kids Game Boy Color You've survived your first day.
Survival Kids Game Boy Color You found a gravestone

Alternate Titles

  • "Survival Kids: Kotou no Boukensha" -- Japanese title
  • "Stranded Kids" -- European title

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The Press Says

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Feb 01, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Dec 20, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Super Play Nov, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1999 1.75 out of 6 85
Computer Bild Spiele Feb 02, 2000 2 out of 6 80

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Trivia

The game's concept was later reused in the Lost in Blue series, spiritual sequels to the original Survival Kids game.
Ben K (22979) added Survival Kids (Game Boy Color) on Feb 18, 2006