Survival Kids, known as Stranded Kids in Europe and Survival Kids: Kotou no Boukensha (“Adventurer of the Solitary Island”) in Japan, is a Game Boy Color that was released more than 20 years ago.
The game revolves around surviving on a deserted island and features an open-ended structure that presents the player with multiple ways to progress through the game, all at the player’s own pace.
Survival Kids plot is simple. The player character, either a 10-year-old boy or a girl, were stranded on a deserted island after a storm capsizes the player’s boat, and must actively work to survive and possibly find a way to escape back to civilization. Interaction with other characters is basically absent, depending on how the player progresses throughout the game.
You are trapped all alone on an isolated island with nothing but a broken radio and a knife. Your family is nowhere to be seen. Now you need to take care of yourself in this new jungle wilderness and find your way home.
Everything has a use on the island. Even the most pointless piece of tree bark can be combined with something else and be valuable. So seek and ye’ shall find!
Don’t forget: Eating, drinking, and resting are all daily activities that require your attention. Food around the island is plentiful, whether it be a berry, mushroom, fern, or heap of meat, and water is never scarce. Sleeping can be a bother because your character grows tired rather quickly and needs to find a place to rest. The hut, which is found early in the adventure, is your prime source for revitalization, as well as a great place to store unnecessary junk.
Eating is the most efficient way of regaining lost health. Ferns and meat are especially useful, and can be found by wandering, attacking animals, catching fish, and so on. Beware: Always check whether or not your food is toxic before putting it in your mouth.
Fight weather elements and darkness, etc. Move over strange terrain and figure out your next meal.
Survival Kids is an addictive and captivating game that will not produce boredom. It will grow on you and will keep you returning until you find a way back home.