Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
The world is at an end, and you have 30 seconds to save it!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,002 reviews) - 88% of the 1,002 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012

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"The fast paced RPG that asks the question: Can you save the world in 30 seconds? Fast paced action, multiple story modes, and 4th wall jokes."


“...never stops being funny.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“...a fantastic and unique game worth experiencing.”

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You can get this game free by buying the sequel!!


Buy HMH2 and you will receive:

  • A free copy of the first game: Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy!
  • The complete soundtrack for Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming!

You will not receive extra copy of HMH:SMNCUB if you already have it in your Steam library

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About This Game

The world is at an end, and you have 30 seconds to save it!

(30… 29… 28…) Start your quest, meet people that need help, fight through dark dungeons, earn money, upgrade your gear and level up, level up, level up until you triumph over evil and take down the final boss!

(30… 29… 28…) The critically acclaimed Hypersonic RPG action game makes its debut on PC, leveled-up and enhanced to be the ultimate version. The most complete Half Minute Hero yet, it contains all the content and the features (21… 20… 19…) from the previous versions on handheld and console platforms, such as “Hero 300” - the challenging 300 second final chapter, (11… 10… 9…) as well as the exciting Knight 30, Hero 30, and Evil Lord 30 bonus game modes, restored to their full glory...

(30… 29… 28…) Let’s try that again – Over 60 RPGs in one game, each with its own leaderboard for you to compete with your friends and full Steamworks integration. 8-bit retro graphics are available for when you are feeling nostalgic. (19… 18… 17…). With only 30 seconds to complete each mission (9… 8… 7…), it has proven to be incredibly addictive and loads of fun!

All the features. All the game modes. Let the 30 second games begin…

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB (includes Direct X files)
    • Video Card: GeForce FX 5700 or equivalent card with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compliant audio card
    • Additional: Gamepad or controller recommended
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This game is the polar opposite of what an RPG should be and it's kind of fun.

It adds all the old school references you admired as a child and throws you in to a frantic panic to grind out levels, complete side quests and defeat an evil boss all in under 30 seconds! Well let's get one thing straight, you don't have to beat every stage in 30 seconds, in fact, some stages can take up to a minute and a half to complete which is kind of false advertising but it's still pretty fun.

The user interface could of used some tweaking, it's poorly optimized for PC. Alt + tabbing minimizes the window, it doesn't run the program in the background, so that was getting kind of annoying when I had to look up a guide.

My only real gripe about the game design is the convoluted side quests you have to do, there's no indication or explaination in game of how to get them done either, some are very cryptic as well... You'll be replaying levels twice or even three times and some of them can get incredibly obnoxious. You definitely need a guide if you're going for 100% completion on this one, you've been warned.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Super funny game with many JRPG reference and humors on it

- Fast and tense 30 sec rule
- With all addictive JRPG elements such as secret map, NPC mercenaries, Flying on map, etc. which keeps you playing
- Good humors and adorable cute character designs
- Full controller support with very easy to use control scheme
- Good variations for diffferent levels
- Free Bonus materials after cleared the game is satisfied rewarding. It is very precious in recent Season Pass still not include all DLC different colour skins era
- Multiplayer mode add replayability

- Not enough hints for discovering secrets since you got 30 sec each pray, will rush to boss and easily missed out the secrets. Replay the map will not reward the new equipment, force to read walkthough before start level for completionist
- Same attack effects no matter you're using iron sword or legendary sword
- Graphics is little bit rough

Score: 80/100
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Half-Minute Hero (勇者30 Yūsha Sanjū?, lit. "Hero 30") is a hybrid real-time strategy/action RPG/shoot 'em up developed by Marvelous Entertainment. It was initially released as a PlayStation Portable exclusive. It was re-released on the Xbox Live Arcade on June 29, 2011 under the title Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax.

Interesting and unique game. Saving the world in only 30 secs. Of course missions take longer to complete, but you have godess at your side. She is a godess who needs money (like all women). Every time you have to defeat evil lord and save the world. The combat is auto so you don't need to do much. The graphics in games can be changed (Retro and Neo Cartoon). If you have some spare time, this game can be pretty entertaining.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
At first I thought this game was pretty silly and there didn't seem to be much there, but I've put much more time into this game than I initially thought I would. Not only are the game mechanics and gameplay really nice and pretty quick (which means this game is a wonderful time-killer!) but it's also got a cute little story which features many branching paths and a nice inventory system. Replaying past levels surprisingly don't feel too repetitive and is really fun. There are tons of challenges to complete, not to mention the difficult achievements which aren't impossible but just require a bit of extra effort!

Overall a really solid game, 8/10 from me.
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