When viruses make their move and cause havoc in the human body, you can count on Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl to purge them and repair any damage and sickness that had occurred in their wake! And what better time than now, for a humble little family known as the Sable Family is going through some disease-related problems themselves, that only our lovable microscopic duo can solve!
Exclusively made for the Nintendo Switch by Wayforward Technologies, Vitamin Connection is a very cute and quirky shooter game with a control scheme similar to Robotron: 2084 where the goal is to help Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl clean up the viruses and diseases that lurk inside the bodies of the Sable Family. To sweeten the deal, there are even some mini-games thrown in for good measure!
Vitamin Connection has examples of:
- Animesque: The game has a sort of Japanese Anime feel to it, which is most especially prominent in the Japanese text and songs that have Japanese lyrics.
- Badass Adorable: Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl are incredibly adorable and lovable and are very competent in their jobs as virus busters.
- Content Warning: Before the title screen shows up, Vitamin Connection opens with this very important warning:Vitamin Connection features a capsule-shaped ship with healing powers. However, Vitamin Connection is a work of fiction. In real life, swallowing a capsule or feeding a capsule to another person or animal can be harmful. Always be responsible and make sure to never swallow a capsule unless you know exactly what it is.
- Cool Ship: Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl pilot a ship in the shape of a blue and pink pill capsule, which looks similar to the blue and red pill capsule of Dr. Mario.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Given that Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl are traveling inside the human body to heal the Sable Family, this rings true.
- Girlish Pigtails: Mina-Girl has these.
- Large Ham: In the first stage, one of the Pathogen Squad members, Vibrio, talks like this:Vibrio: I MAKE DISASTER PANTS!
- Meaningful Name: Both Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl are named after vitamins, which makes sense given their duty in restoring the human body and fighting off viruses.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Vita-Boy is blue and Mina-Girl is pink. Simple as that.
- Silent Protagonist: Played with; While Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl don't talk in-game, per say, the back of the Limited Run physical release box shows that they are capable of speaking◊.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Mina-Girl is entirely pink with long eyelashes and pigtails.