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  • Summary: Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is aMinit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann. Expand

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Apr 3, 2018
    100
    Everything about Minit should feel overwhelming. It doesn't. Instead, everything feels attainable in due time. There's this weird and perfect harmony about knowing you're rushed and also not caring. It's liberating. I could keep gushing about Minit but, given the source material, this review is already too long.
  2. Apr 3, 2018
    90
    Minit’s constant deaths are far from discouraging; they’re addicting. It’s far too easy to tell yourself “just one more try” in a world so densely packed with curiosities and no fluff. Minit is another wonderful reminder that you don’t need a million systems for a game to be great if you can do one novel idea very, very well.
  3. Apr 17, 2018
    90
    Minit is a delight that never wanted to waste my time. It made almost every second I spent with it feel like I was accomplishing something, and even when I didn’t, the time limit placed upon me meant I wasn’t wasting all day on nothing. The characters were extremely charming and dare I say adorable. The soundtrack I would call wonderful if you enjoy chiptune with the perfect mix of ambient sounds. Puzzles were fun and sometimes fairly obtuse yet never unfair.
  4. Apr 3, 2018
    80
    Minit is a truly creative gem, putting an inspired twist on the classic top-down adventures of our youth in order to craft something truly special. Not only does it looks and sound amazing, it also has a cute sense of humor, great gameplay, a perfect level of challenge, and it contains a whole lot to see and solve, even after you initially wrap things up. It may take you mere minutes to play a session, but the overall experience is something that will leave an impact for a long time to come.
  5. Apr 6, 2018
    80
    Minit is a compact, fun and direct take on the classic (80’s - 90’s) adventure genre. It brings a number of dungeons and exhilarating puzzles that take full advantage of its distinctive death mechanic. It’s not always fun to run through the same scenario over and over, sure, but those who carry on will surely have a blast.
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    80
    Minit is short and sweet. Its clever mechanic doesn't overstay its welcome, but an abrupt ending left me wanting more. Thankfully, a new game+ mode adds increased difficulty and new secrets for dedicated players. With its creative premise, stylish aesthetic, and engrossing progression system, Minit makes racing against the clock a compelling endeavor – even if it means dying a hundred deaths.
  7. Apr 11, 2018
    60
    The twist at the core of Minit, that you play it sixty seconds at a time, is initially intriguing and engaging, but ends up clashing with the puzzle and exploration-heavy gameplay in a way that left me feeling agitated rather than charmed by this nostalgia-driven indie title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. May 22, 2018
    9
    2.2 hrs on record
    Great game!
    Overall a breath of fresh air. Feels like a Zelda game. Great music, adds a bit of flavor to the adventure.
    2.2 hrs on record
    Great game!

    Overall a breath of fresh air. Feels like a Zelda game. Great music, adds a bit of flavor to the adventure.
    I don't really know if it's worth the 10 euros, because it's about 2 hours long. But it's hella fun. Defenitly buy it if it's discounted. Forgot to mention that I love the exploration, but you can sometimes need to search things up because 1 you're lazy and 2 it feels impossible to find it. I love the 1 minute system.
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  2. Mar 28, 2021
    8
    A charming indie game that has funny dialog and difficult enough puzzles. Combat is not my favorite but reminds me alot of the old Legend ofA charming indie game that has funny dialog and difficult enough puzzles. Combat is not my favorite but reminds me alot of the old Legend of Zelda combat so its still a plus. Nothing in the game feels out of place and always finds a way to fit in the games weird but enjoyable story. Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2021
    8
    Good game
    It's really simple, but I think it's an original idea, so I recommend it to everyone
  4. Apr 6, 2019
    7
    Minit is a nice game with a simple story. You need to break a curse, which loops your life at each 60 seconds.

    The idea is simple and the
    Minit is a nice game with a simple story. You need to break a curse, which loops your life at each 60 seconds.

    The idea is simple and the "60 second" concept is very interesting for an exploration driven game. But in the end, the most important thing, is that the concept results in a fun game experience.
    I highlight the pixel art style, that I liked a lot and the awesome soundtrack.

    Very nice one indeed, fully recommend it!
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  5. Mar 15, 2021
    7
    A simple top-down 2D adventure game with the core mechanic that you get teleported back to the starting point even 60 seconds.

    Good: - the
    A simple top-down 2D adventure game with the core mechanic that you get teleported back to the starting point even 60 seconds.

    Good:
    - the idea of getting teleported back to your "home" location ("dying") every 60 seconds is novel

    So-so:
    - 2-color pixelated graphics (just pure white and pure black pixels), with DOS fonts gives it a distinctive look. It's ok for an indie game I guess. Much like e.g. for ADOM it was ok to have ASCII "graphics". Though of course it would be a better game with some proper 2D gfx
    - the fact that you get teleported back to home location every 60 seconds doesn't really change the gameplay much. It basically plays like a normal adventure game. Further in the story, your home location gets moved forward so that you could progress.

    Bad:
    - I really didn't like that there is no use of mouse, even in menus. Most likely, this game was done for consoles? I guess it was, cuz the arrow-key movement is for for consoles, and for PC it would be better to some something Diablo-like, with clicks to move

    This "time loop" game looks interesting at first but its appeal wears off to a large extent after about 15 minutes of play, when you understand that it's basically an adventure game with a minor inconvenience of regular teleports to the starting point (which also replaces reloads).
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  6. Nov 11, 2018
    6
    Curto demais para ser memorável, Minit é dolorosamente mediano. Sua tentativa de inovação falha, bem como sua direção de arte, mas felizmenteCurto demais para ser memorável, Minit é dolorosamente mediano. Sua tentativa de inovação falha, bem como sua direção de arte, mas felizmente ainda pode render alguns momentos de diversão em uma tarde entediante, principalmente se você for um entusiasta de speedruns. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2022
    0
    The game runs too fast and isn't playable if your screen's framerate is above 60... yet the game doesn't include an option to lock theThe game runs too fast and isn't playable if your screen's framerate is above 60... yet the game doesn't include an option to lock the framerate to 60. Expand

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