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  • Summary: The player controls a circle and manipulates it around the screen to collect light energy shapes for scores and avoid dark (which damage the player). Additionally, the size of the circle can be changed (using the L and R shoulder buttons). Go small to stay safe and dodge through the darkThe player controls a circle and manipulates it around the screen to collect light energy shapes for scores and avoid dark (which damage the player). Additionally, the size of the circle can be changed (using the L and R shoulder buttons). Go small to stay safe and dodge through the dark energy. Go large to collect more light and, critically, boost your score multiplier. This is the risk-reward ingredient in the design. [Playstation.com] Expand

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  1. Nov 7, 2014
    80
    Minutes may be visually duller than its bullet hell peers but it makes up for it with a variety of game-changing surprises.
  2. 76
    Minutes is a game that challenges and stimulates whilst being both simple in premise but difficult to master.
  3. Feb 18, 2015
    75
    In other words, Minutes is exactly the kind of game that should work on the Vita — the sort of thing you squeeze in between classes and during short commutes. But it just doesn't work that way.
  4. Dec 8, 2014
    50
    An effective concept of arcade game but just for... a few minutes.
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    Dec 18, 2014
    50
    Its simplicity counts against it in the long term. [Issue#155, p.131]
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  1. Feb 15, 2015
    7
    Minutes is a beautiful looking game that runs perfect on Vita that has that abstract "indie" look. Unfortunately the gameplay is kind ofMinutes is a beautiful looking game that runs perfect on Vita that has that abstract "indie" look. Unfortunately the gameplay is kind of boring. The gameplay is kind of like playing a bullet hell game without shooting. Avoid black stuff and absorb colored stuff. There is not a lot to this game that isn't in the first level. The game just introduces more shapes and more stuff on screen at once. You do unlock one time powerups, that you need for a higher scores, that makes things more interesting but it is perplexing that you have to unlock them. Overall this game is well done but it just doesn't hold my interest for more than a minute. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2015
    7
    "Minutes" game for Playstation Vita

    Video games, much like life, always boils down to a game of "Minutes". Released in February 2015,
    "Minutes" game for Playstation Vita

    Video games, much like life, always boils down to a game of "Minutes".

    Released in February 2015, "Minutes" is a complex, puzzle game by one-man indy developer Red Phantom Games. Founded 3 years ago by a 17 year industry vet who, among many other gigs, has even worked at Codemasters And Sony!, so this guy knows how to make games!
    A stark departure from traditional puzzle games, "Minutes" is action packed in its own way,challenging you to use your brain at every turn. You play as a circle expanding and shrinking to squeeze your way through each map with the ultimate goal of reaching a "perfect score". But to do so, you must collect all of the point-accumulating orange bullets. While dodging the black ones which you negative points,quickly leading to a game over, at 60 levels in all, they only become harder as the game progresses.
    Graphics are as smooth as can be for a game consisting largley of circles and lines, and the music scores keeps you on you toes with some upbeat techno. "Mins" can be easily controlled using just the analog sticks: right to move, and left to change size.
    There is also a "Daily Challenge" which can be played online when (or if) the campaign become too easy for you.

    GAMEPLAY - 7

    BUCKSWORTH - 7.5

    EFFECTS - 7

    CONTENT - 7

    Good: unique idea, artsy feel,great music choices
    Bad: the circle/line dancing runs its course of "fun" long before the levels reach double digits
    Verdict: a challenging modern, puzzler to any gamer who is so inclined, great to play while waiting for an appointment...which you ended up scheduling because of the game.
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