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Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara (2023) is a running, jumping and collecting game where you journey across whimsical islands in search of hidden pirate treasure. You explore ancient ruins, avoid dangerous traps, and defeat the pirates as you scour every inch of these lands. Approachable and straightforward main levels, paired with more demanding challenge stages and secrets, are great for children and adults of any age to enjoy the game at their own pace.

You play Koa, a young adventurer who sets sail for an archipelago of mysterious tropical islands in search of riches hidden by five pirate captains. As you explore, you meet the island's inhabitants, discover ancient ruins, traverse perilous pathways, avoid traps and pitfalls, and collect shells and other treasures and secrets.

Play focuses on running and jumping through the stages and solving simple environmental puzzles to unlock the way forward - such as using bombs to reveal new passageways or placing a specific item on a pedestal. Obstacles range from spinning platforms to falling barriers and while the main stages are relatively simple like SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, there are also lots of secrets and extra stages that offer a much more challenging. Some of the levels pit you against one of the five pirates in fights where, since you have no conventional weapons, you use the environment to defeat them.

The result is a simple adventure approachable to both newcomers and platforming veterans that rewards exploration and experimentation. There's a Dora the Explorer feel to much of the game, but here you steadily uncover the countless secrets, hidden areas, and stages that offer a more involved and demanding challenge.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara 16 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 6 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Collecting and Fighting elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3. This game features very mild forms of violence, which is always directed at the player’s character. Most stages are surrounded by water and falling into this water results in Koa being hit out of the water by a crocodile's tail. Later stages introduce various hazards, such as platforms with retracting spikes. Getting hit by a hazard causes Koa to flinch but does not result in any obvious harm or hurt. The colourful visuals make this less disturbing.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although some aspects of the game do get harder, younger player with good control moving around a world using a gamepad and some good reactions can enjoy this game.


Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara usually costs £16.75 to £17.99. 

Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara

Switch StoreSALE Switch £17.99 £10.79 until 21/07/2024
Steam Store PC £16.75
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/06/2023

Price: 40% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Collecting and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Chibig Studio (@ChibigStudio)

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