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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30

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  1. Dec 20, 2014
    7
    Half-Minute Hero is a fun little Vita title that condenses the traditional RPG into short levels in which the player has just 30 seconds to prevent an evil lord from destroying the world (There are other game modes but these only really offer short term distractions). Poking gentle fun at the genre it has a good sense of humour to match the enjoyably fast paced, and surprisingly involved,Half-Minute Hero is a fun little Vita title that condenses the traditional RPG into short levels in which the player has just 30 seconds to prevent an evil lord from destroying the world (There are other game modes but these only really offer short term distractions). Poking gentle fun at the genre it has a good sense of humour to match the enjoyably fast paced, and surprisingly involved, gameplay

    Truth be told it does become a little repetitive towards the end but, with its short levels, it made for a perfect game to play whilst travelling or on holiday.
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  2. Apr 4, 2012
    7
    Fun concept which works well, but just isn't very fun to play for a long time. The graphics are nostalgic and look sharp, the music is great and the game really urges you to clear quests as quickly as possible.

    It gets repetitive fast, especially since there are no temporary upgrades, but you should check it out.
  3. Dec 9, 2012
    9
    This game somehow crammed so much awesome into 30-seconds. Play it casually as an adventure game or as an item/episode-hunting lunatic on the warpath, it won't matter. Half-Minute Hero is a very good drug.
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84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 88
    If you like RPGs, Half-Minute Hero is a refreshing take that mixes in all the quirks the genre is known for, and if you've never been into RPGs, it's light enough for any noob to get behind and enjoy; plus, there are a bunch of other gameplay types to get behind the controls of.
  2. 90
    Half-Minute Hero is an absolute blast, and a decidedly original (and hilarious) take on the fantasy RPG genre.
  3. Though many of Half-Minute Hero's whopping 120-plus quests fly by in the blink of an eye, you'll get a ton of mileage and many hours of enjoyment out of this gem. [Dec 2009, p.84]