Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
The world is at an end, and you have 30 seconds to save it!
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Mostly Positive (16 reviews) - 75% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,138 reviews) - 88% of the 1,138 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012

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

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

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

    Minimum
    • 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
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Dasbooby
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Interesting concept, fun at first, but quickly grows easy, dull, and repetitive. Each board starts you at level 1 and gives you 30 seconds to run around and kill bad guys to level up and get gold which you use to buy equipment, heal up, or reset time. Fighting happens automatically with your only options being to 1. Increase your attack speed while doing damage to yourself; 2. Run away; or 3. heal yourself during the battle if you've bought an herb. Boards generally have multiple villages/towns/caves/etc that you can visit to talk to villagers and get various things. Some boards have splitting paths or side missions/characters you can get for that board only. You grind up enough levels until it says you're a higher level than the boss, then you go and defeat him at his castle.

The problem with the game is that you're doing all of this for every single board. Essentially, once you've played 3-4 boards, you've seen the whole game. Most maps come down to whether you're a high enough level to beat the boss. If you are, go fight boss, if not, then go grind some more until you are. Dying in combat doesn't penalize you in any way that I've noticed, you simply go back to the starting village. At the worst, you might have to run 3 seconds to get back to where you were. It can actually be helpful to die at times if you're low on time and need to get back to the start village to reset the timer. Also, for some strange reason, the game shows you what stats equipment increases but doesn't bother telling you what the stats actually mean. I'm still not sure if weight is supposed to be a helpful or bad stat? You can replay boards, but in order to do so, you must de-equip any equipment that you received on that board or after it, which is often a hassle. Also, the inventory system for your equipment is a mess, making it annoying to find what you want to equip.

The main factor in the game is supposed to be the time you have to complete a board, but it's often the least important factor. This is because every board gives you the ability to reset the timer back up to 30 seconds while keeping all your stuff. The cost of doing this goes up each time you do it during a board, but the cost is very minimal. Resetting time once costs 100 gold, 2nd time costs 200 gold, and so on. The problem is that you can grind out 500-1200 gold during those 30 seconds, so not having enough gold to reset the timer is almost never an issue and you'll have leveled up significantly during that time. Most boards can be completed resetting the timer just once or twice, as you'll already be stronger than the boss by then. Being able to reset the timer removes any sort of meaningful challenge from the game.

There's not enough happening in this game to keep it interesting. Quests often devolve down into fetch quests or go there and kill that thing. Side characters are almost always useless since you can quickly grind up levels and beat the board without them. Equipment is nice, but I'm still unsure on what some of the stats mean, and being a higher level negates the need for good equipment anyway. The only useful equipment I found were the swimming gear to swim around on water boards, or the weapons that allow you to 1 hit kill certain monster types, but those are almost always only useful for killing some otherwise invincible mini-boss to complete a sidequest. Being able to reset the timer makes the main draw of the game pointless. They should've set the clock for 2 minutes with no way to reset, called the game 2 Minute Hero, and made players deal with the time limitation. This would've made exploring boards more tense and actually given some meaning and challenge to the game. Instead, it's just a pale imitation of the game that it should have been.
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A11igat0r
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Half minute hero is very fun, but it tends to make you freak out and make your heart pump very fast and hard. If you like games that make you a bit anxious and nervous, while at the same time making you feel awesome when your victorious, then get this. If not, don't get it.
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teeheeman™
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I think it may have been longer than half a minute
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maliksusanto
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
30 Seconds,
you only have 30 seconds to buy this game.
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Time's up.... what are you doing here? you haven't buy it? i'm sorry 30 second already passed, you can't buy it anymore.
















Psstt, hey i can help you, who am i? i'm Time Goddess, i can rewind time for a price of course.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< REWIND <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
REPEAT FROM ABOVE UNTIL YOU BUY THE GAME
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Hot Cheese
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Stupid developers ruined the game with the latest patch. You can no longer launch this game in any versions of Windows 10. Even if you manage to launch the game, it limits the number of machines you installed on. It's the worst form of DRM.

I have no choice but use the "Support" feature to remove this game from my library. I will make sure to never purchase any products from this developer in the future.
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lsbill
( 31.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Marvelous and insane
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killingyouguy
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
This game gets old really fast. Run around, fight enemies, gain experience and gold and reset when you are running out of time. And the weird this is that you see the credits at the end of each level which is just annoying.
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Bexini
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
I played 3 hours... had to reformat my machine and it turns out any new downloads the game just isn't playable... not impressed!!!
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Joaozinh
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
This game is very funny
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Protomug
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
HMH Review 1st draft

An epic RPG... With a deep plot, heart-wrenching drama, and real tension... are all things that this parody throws out the window in favor of pure wackiness and hilarity. Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy (Which we'll be referring to as HMH or Half Minute Hero) is, rather than simply being as advertised, a series of small genre parodies with a sense of humor. It never takes itself too seriously. For the sake of this review, we'll only be focused on 1 of 6 game modes: Hero 30. It starts simple. Just some level grinding. Then you go back to the castle, and OH DEAR HEAVENS THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE! You have 30 seconds to go defeat the evil lord, as a level 2 no less. You frantically run around the small overworld getting into battle after battle, and winning some if not all of them-! But your efforts are in vain. The world explodes, and we are greeted by an ending screen. Until the goddess of time makes us a deal. She'll rewind time for us as many times as we need, and we become her cash cow-... Er, acolyte/adventuring partner. She rewinds time, and poof! We can kill the evil lord, with time to spare! The game mechanics, you see, are simple and few. The 2 major ones are battle, and donation to the time goddess. The battles, like the rest of the game, are short but surprisingly enjoyable. They're random, but don't happen too often. Before a quest, you choose equipment to your liking. (The best of which is the Time equipment, the full set of which is only available on a certain path, but whatever) and you can change out in the middle by buying equipment. Anyways, a random encounter is as such. You have your hp and level, they have theirs. If your stats are better, you win. As aforementioned, it's surprisingly enjoyable. But the goal of this game is to beat the clock. Er, timer. To do that (without dying) you have to pray to the time goddess. Er, pray being a loose term... It's more like you throw money at a statue, and she rewinds time. To get this money, you kill monsters. You need more levels to kill the evil lord of each level. To do that, you need XP. But to do that, you need to kill monsters, but for that you need more time. But to get more time, you need more gold, but you need to kill monsters to have the time to do that. It seems complicated, but you'll get the hang of it. "Why do I neeeeeeeeeeeeed more time, Proto?", I hear you ask. Simple! There's a forbidden spell that will summon the demon overlord, and someone leaked it. Now, every evil wannabe is using it, and it only takes 30 seconds to cast. You need to kill them before they finish casting it. To do that, you need- ... we already did this. Anyways, you travel across the land, killing everyone trying to cast the spell, before they finish. Slowly, a story unfolds. Not one that particularly is normal, but an engaging one. There are also several endings you can get and paths to take depending on how you beat a level. This game is funny, with well-written dialogue, and references that diehard gamers like myself will at least chuckle at. This game, whille still a parody, is a love letter to oldschool RPG's, and the ones who play them. Overall, I give this game a 9/10. I can see it getting boring to a certain audience, but for gamers like myself who want to play in brief, humor-filled bursts, it's pure gold.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Stupid developers ruined the game with the latest patch. You can no longer launch this game in any versions of Windows 10. Even if you manage to launch the game, it limits the number of machines you installed on. It's the worst form of DRM.

I have no choice but use the "Support" feature to remove this game from my library. I will make sure to never purchase any products from this developer in the future.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
30 Seconds,
you only have 30 seconds to buy this game.
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5...!!!!
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Time's up.... what are you doing here? you haven't buy it? i'm sorry 30 second already passed, you can't buy it anymore.
















Psstt, hey i can help you, who am i? i'm Time Goddess, i can rewind time for a price of course.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< REWIND <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
REPEAT FROM ABOVE UNTIL YOU BUY THE GAME
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I played 3 hours... had to reformat my machine and it turns out any new downloads the game just isn't playable... not impressed!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
379 of 477 people (79%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
half minute hero is what my ex used to call me
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73 of 80 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
It'll make you laugh. It'll make you cry. It'll make you spill juice on your good pants.

Half-Minute Hero plays like a normal RPG on speed: Each map has you grind, get new gear, and fight a big bad boss, with each RPG taking about only 3 to 5 minutes. There are plenty of different maps with branching paths and titles to challenge to go through maps different ways.

Unlike the 360 version, it comes with Evil Lord 30, which is a top-down beat'em'up where you summon monsters to beat up people, Princess 30 where you play a shoot'em'up under a very strict 30 second royal curfew, and Knight 30 where you protect your sage for 30 seconds against monsters. All of these is more than reason enough to pick up this game if you are even remotely interested by the premise.
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57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
More a puzzle game than an RPG. Balance speed vs. grinding vs. money management to solve each stage, contains 99% of the content of all other versions of the game... probably the "ultimate" variant. A crazy game which has some silly moments and a barrage of replay value given the multiple awards, unlocks, and branches each stage might come complete with.

A speedy game deserves an equally-quick review, no?
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77 of 99 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
A game in 8-bits that doesn't feel like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ retro game. Everything on the game goes faster than lighting (no pun intended), and there are a lot of references. A lot of stages to play, 4 long stories to complete, one hell of a final battle, and a little Challenge mode if you have the balls, all with great music, and non-8bit mode for people that don't like them.

It's at 1,74€ right now. And I can tell you, it's worth more.
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107 of 157 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
It's like an RPG except you gotta go fast.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
Super funny game with many JRPG reference and humors on it

Good:
- 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

Bad:
- 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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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
It's a great game, though it was slightly better on the PSP. The original graphics don't scale well to a PC screen, and the new alternative graphics are terrible. The sequel is even better, and it comes with a free copy of the first game, so buy that. But make sure you play the first game before the sequel.
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