Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara is not the first title from Chibig to feature the world of Mara and I suspect it won’t be the last.
Mara is the name of the ocean surround the islands where each story takes place from the many games that Chibig have released. Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara is the latest of these titles. You play as Koa as she arrives on one of the islands, following a summons for help against pirates. After arriving you quickly learn that the things the pirates have taken are to be used in a contest of champions styled event involving racing and platforming and more.
Visually the graphics are clean and coupled with fluid controls it looks and feels like I’m playing not just a AAA title but akin to Super Mario 3D World. Controls feel like those classic adventure world games like the more recent Mario titles or Banjo-Kazooie and others like that. The story could be more engaging but is about on par the other mentioned adventure titles and feels like the perfect complexity for younger players. This would be a great title for the little ones to play or to watch as you played. Overall I had a blast and was quite impressed with the quality of the game.