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  • Summary: Magical girls are real, but the pay sucks! Join the Union of Magical Girls, as they fight to protect the city from evildoers by day, and fight to become unionized by night.

    - Take on the brainwashed zombie hordes in tactical, turn-based combat. - Your magical familiars gave you these
    Magical girls are real, but the pay sucks! Join the Union of Magical Girls, as they fight to protect the city from evildoers by day, and fight to become unionized by night.

    - Take on the brainwashed zombie hordes in tactical, turn-based combat.
    - Your magical familiars gave you these powers, but now they expect you to fight evil for free? Negotiate better pay or employment benefits based on your performance.
    - Get to know the inhabitants of the struggling convenience store where you and your family live and work. Power up your abilities by making new social connections.
    - Loaded with dorky humour and 90s magical girl anime tropes.

    Battle Flow:
    Due to your overwhelming power levels, the enemies can't actually hurt you, so the focus is on defeating enemies as quickly as possible to gain higher rewards and bargaining power when the battle ends.
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  1. Oct 16, 2020
    60
    Hero Hours Contract is an inclusive turn-based adventure that is moreish despite its flaws. It’s overtly political, perhaps surprisingly so for the aesthetic and genre, and this combined with its charming personality helps it to stand out from the crowd.
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  1. Mar 30, 2021
    10
    A fun experience with an uplifting story and decent comedy. Gameplay was simple and interesting enough to hold my interest for the length ofA fun experience with an uplifting story and decent comedy. Gameplay was simple and interesting enough to hold my interest for the length of the game. Certain elements of it felt a bit barebones, and I would have like to see a few more trinkets and baubles thrown in there to build upon what's there. However, the depth of the gameplay matched reasonable the amount of time the game expected from you, so that's no true mark against it. The ending sequence I enjoyed and I did feel compelled to complete as much of the rest of the game as possible.

    Without going into spoilers. There were certain relationships in the game which I found moving and characters who I empathized greatly with. There was only one character who I thought could've been fleshed out a bit more to explain the specifics of their relationship to the main character.

    Overall, this is a short and sweet game about a unionized team of magical girls fighting for better working conditions. The beach episode was done tastefully, the villain was interesting, and there was non-binary representation among the cast. 10/10 and I would read a fanfiction about this game.
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