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« on: October 10, 2009, 08:28:25 AM »

complete the stage in 30 seconds!  this looks interesting, with 4 different play modes, each with 30 second stages yet they promise over 20 hours of gameplay.


this game could be utter genius or become the leading cause of hair loss.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 08:39:39 AM »

IGN gave it an 8.8 in their review.  I tried the RPG demo and it was a lot of fun, but I haven't tried the other demo yet.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 12:38:33 PM »

I just watched IGN's video review and still have no idea what to make of this.  It's a clever concept, but I have a hard time seeing how it could actually be much fun.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 06:24:59 PM »


I found it amusing.  It's Dragon Warrior (Quest) rolled up into 30s increments.  I wonder if the different RPG maps are a fixed selection or randomized.  I played the evil guy demo, and wasn't fond of it.  There's also supposed to be an escort the princess mode thats a kind of left 4 dead get-away-from-monsters thing.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 04:21:35 PM »

I had absolutely no interest in the game. Then I played the demo, and immediately pre-ordered it. Fantastic little premise, and the frantic pace made each level very enjoyable. BTW, you can  briefly extend the levels beyond 30 seconds via monetary sacrifices to the goddess. There is a modest amount of strategy involved on each level, as it is impossible to do all the things you would like to do in the time available. Likewise, certain battles and terrain types slow your character down. Since the timer is always running (except in towns) you need to think and act quickly. Nothing like killing the boss with 1/10 of a second left on the clock.

Demo is on PSN.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 04:29:45 PM »

Is this one of those Japanese dating sims?
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009, 05:08:53 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on October 11, 2009, 04:29:45 PM

Is this one of those Japanese dating sims?

nope, that's 15 second hero.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 03:19:06 AM »

Doh! I was sure I could get in before the performance in the bedroom jokes.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 06:26:17 PM »

Sorry to necromance this thread, but I picked this game up over the weekend and it's got its hooks in me pretty deep.  It's really more of a puzzle game with RPG trappings than an actual RPG, but it's one of the most addictive puzzle games I've ever played.  It's pretty funny, too.  I'm really glad I picked it up.  Definitely recommended to anyone who looks back fondly on 8-bit RPG era.   
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010, 08:36:56 PM »

Yeah, I really love this game.  It's the most playtime my PSP has had since God of War.
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010, 08:47:54 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2010, 08:36:56 PM

Yeah, I really love this game.  It's the most playtime my PSP has had since God of War.

Yep, the game is all kinds of awesome.
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2010, 05:33:50 PM »

Is the full game available on PSN?  I've been looking for an excuse to fire up the ol' PSP.
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2010, 05:34:49 PM »

Quote from: Dimmona on March 10, 2010, 05:33:50 PM

Is the full game available on PSN?  I've been looking for an excuse to fire up the ol' PSP.

Yes.  That is how I bough it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2010, 05:37:54 PM »

Does anyone know how to unlock the other game modes?  I've finished hero mode, and most of the 'shooter' mode, and the game list still has 4 ? on it for other modes.
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 05:50:50 AM »

The developer of HMH is working on a follow-up.  Instead of 30-second chunks, you'll be able to decide how long you want the game to be.  There's a thread about the game at NeoGAF and a link to some screenshots.

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The game is a side scrolling 2D action RPG, which is supposed to be the ultimate game for commuting to work or school. The game allows the player to set a fixed "play time" for each session, and the game generates a full game session for that amount of play time. It generates dungeons, events, boss battles, etc including an ending which can be beaten in that time limit.
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2011, 03:45:03 AM »

guess what may be coming to XBLA...
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 03:04:01 AM »

the new look for the XBLA version.
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2011, 04:33:35 AM »

That's terrible.

The low-grade look of the original was half of it's charm.  They should have just souped that up, somehow (something like 3D Dot Heroes would have been nice).
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 05:32:48 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 27, 2011, 04:33:35 AM

That's terrible.

The low-grade look of the original was half of it's charm.  They should have just souped that up, somehow (something like 3D Dot Heroes would have been nice).

You can still play with the old look ; the high-res sprites are just an option.  At the above link, the last two screenshots show the original mode graphics.
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 08:13:00 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on May 27, 2011, 05:32:48 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 27, 2011, 04:33:35 AM

That's terrible.

The low-grade look of the original was half of it's charm.  They should have just souped that up, somehow (something like 3D Dot Heroes would have been nice).

You can still play with the old look ; the high-res sprites are just an option.  At the above link, the last two screenshots show the original mode graphics.

ah, retro mode.  I wonder ho horrible that's going to look on a 50 inch screen paranoid
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 12:45:31 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on May 27, 2011, 05:32:48 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 27, 2011, 04:33:35 AM

That's terrible.

The low-grade look of the original was half of it's charm.  They should have just souped that up, somehow (something like 3D Dot Heroes would have been nice).

You can still play with the old look ; the high-res sprites are just an option.  At the above link, the last two screenshots show the original mode graphics.

I got so disgusted I didn't make it down that far.  It's not the idea of changing the graphics, necessarily, so much as those animations look slapped together by some third rate studio.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 08:33:31 AM »

Half-Minute Hero : Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy is coming to Steam on September 27.  It will include all of the content of both the PSP and XBLA versions.  The Japan-only sequel may also be released on Steam if the first sells well.
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