It's a fish! It's a submarine! No, it's Aqua Boy! Okay, so maybe Duncan Fenn's action adventure title has nothing to do with superheroes, but that doesn't stop the titular protagonist from trying to save the day. This metroidvania-style game puts you in the shoes of a boy traveling underwater with his monkey when the devious primate sabotages the submersible for his own ends. Now it's up to you to retrieve your scattered gear and stop the simian's evil plans!
Inspired by Bit Blot's 2007 title, Aquaria, Fenn has created a pared down aquatic exploration experience. Control the movements of your orange-suited fellow with [WASD] and his pea shooter with either the mouse or [arrow] keys. While most of the creatures you'll encounter are enemies, there are a few allies around who help point you towards upgrades, lost equipment and even secret passages. But don't worry too much about needing their aid, Aqua Boy is on the easy side for games of this genre, and you can plow through from beginning to end with few deaths. Now whether "few" is 5 or 134 is something you'll have to find out.