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:
Recent:
Very Positive (13 reviews) - 84% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,123 reviews) - 88% of the 1,123 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (13 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,123 reviews)
Recently Posted
Niclicious
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Pros:
- Cool idea that builds on top of addictive RPG elements.
- Good variation of objectives in each level.
- Fun character designs.
- Awesome arcade-ish music!
- Bonus game modes that are actually different!
- Credit scenes can be skipped!

Cons:
- Lack of guidance or hints for quests.
- User interface is lacking.
- Takes some time to save data.

Summary:
I took more than 30 seconds to write this review.

Score:
8/10
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Sunnyside
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Half Minute Hero's premise is pretty unique and the game actually plays around with it really well. I personally think the artwork and upgraded graphics are awful but the original sprites remain a welcome option. Worth a buy, especially if it's on sale.
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Red-Ring-Rico
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
My favourite PSP game! :)
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axxus_
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Fun game. Would definitely recommend especially if adrenaline gets you going. The fun part is that everything in the game happens in 30secs in the real world. Kek
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Ahlone
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
pretty good game to pass the time
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PRTMS
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Amazing fun games!
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Sarkoth
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
A brilliant game with a brilliantly hectic design.
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reikken
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
very buggy
If you have corrupted save data, it's near impossible to do anything about it. The way the game is coded, deleting the save file just makes it even worse.
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Franky [Ikiez]
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
DONT LET MY PLAYTIME FOOL YOU, I played the original game on PSP and loved it, and after discovering this game was available for steam, i had to buy it.
Its a definitive upgrade from the psp version.
For the true half minute hero experience, play Hero 30 on any style you want, and the rest on the retro style as it restores the original games instead of what they did in the neo cartoon style
Hero 30: The story is about a hero who arrives at a kingdom and its immediately asked to kill some monsters outside the castle, later an evil lord appears and casts the spell of destruction, which will destroy the world in 30 seconds, after failing the goddess of time offers him her assistance in exchange for money, allowing him to turn the clock back 30 seconds as long as you find a statue. its a fast paced rpg parody which comprises most Rpg tropes in every level
Evil lord 30: Not really evil just wants to help her lover Millenia, the game plays like a Real time strategy game with rock paper scissors mechanics
Princess 30: A princess who goes on a quest to find out who wants to kill her father, armed with a crossbow, soldiers who will do anything for her. and a personality disorder when she holds her crossbow, has to complete missions before her 30 second curfew runs out, the game plays as a 2d shoot em up
knight 30: Unlocked after completing the first 3 modes since this happens 200 years after princess 30. After the time goddess is killed by the big bad of the story (Who has been present in every story of this game) since no heroes appeared to defeat the evil lords, it seemed everything was lost, you play as a weak knight who was revived by a sage and your mission is to find the other 3 heroes, but is not gonna be easy since evil rules the world, and your only hope is a spell the sage knows but needs 30 seconds to cast it, your job is to protect him until the time runs out
Hero 300: the finale of the game, immediately after knight 30, the ultimate evil lord is revived, existance is beginning to disappear and is the job of the hero to recruit the other heroes and finish this once and for all.
The game has a nice ammount of replay value, finding new ways to beat levels, or the secret path exclusive to super mega neo climax ultimate boy edition, well written and actually funny dialogue
The music is AMAZING, go and listen to some of its songs like the main theme, The hero arrives, To the high heavens, Melody of Happiness, Casablanca. This soundtrack is amazing
8.7/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
DONT LET MY PLAYTIME FOOL YOU, I played the original game on PSP and loved it, and after discovering this game was available for steam, i had to buy it.
Its a definitive upgrade from the psp version.
For the true half minute hero experience, play Hero 30 on any style you want, and the rest on the retro style as it restores the original games instead of what they did in the neo cartoon style
Hero 30: The story is about a hero who arrives at a kingdom and its immediately asked to kill some monsters outside the castle, later an evil lord appears and casts the spell of destruction, which will destroy the world in 30 seconds, after failing the goddess of time offers him her assistance in exchange for money, allowing him to turn the clock back 30 seconds as long as you find a statue. its a fast paced rpg parody which comprises most Rpg tropes in every level
Evil lord 30: Not really evil just wants to help her lover Millenia, the game plays like a Real time strategy game with rock paper scissors mechanics
Princess 30: A princess who goes on a quest to find out who wants to kill her father, armed with a crossbow, soldiers who will do anything for her. and a personality disorder when she holds her crossbow, has to complete missions before her 30 second curfew runs out, the game plays as a 2d shoot em up
knight 30: Unlocked after completing the first 3 modes since this happens 200 years after princess 30. After the time goddess is killed by the big bad of the story (Who has been present in every story of this game) since no heroes appeared to defeat the evil lords, it seemed everything was lost, you play as a weak knight who was revived by a sage and your mission is to find the other 3 heroes, but is not gonna be easy since evil rules the world, and your only hope is a spell the sage knows but needs 30 seconds to cast it, your job is to protect him until the time runs out
Hero 300: the finale of the game, immediately after knight 30, the ultimate evil lord is revived, existance is beginning to disappear and is the job of the hero to recruit the other heroes and finish this once and for all.
The game has a nice ammount of replay value, finding new ways to beat levels, or the secret path exclusive to super mega neo climax ultimate boy edition, well written and actually funny dialogue
The music is AMAZING, go and listen to some of its songs like the main theme, The hero arrives, To the high heavens, Melody of Happiness, Casablanca. This soundtrack is amazing
8.7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Pros:
- Cool idea that builds on top of addictive RPG elements.
- Good variation of objectives in each level.
- Fun character designs.
- Awesome arcade-ish music!
- Bonus game modes that are actually different!
- Credit scenes can be skipped!

Cons:
- Lack of guidance or hints for quests.
- User interface is lacking.
- Takes some time to save data.

Summary:
I took more than 30 seconds to write this review.

Score:
8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Half Minute Hero's premise is pretty unique and the game actually plays around with it really well. I personally think the artwork and upgraded graphics are awful but the original sprites remain a welcome option. Worth a buy, especially if it's on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Fun game. Would definitely recommend especially if adrenaline gets you going. The fun part is that everything in the game happens in 30secs in the real world. Kek
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
373 of 469 people (80%) found this review helpful
67 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 156 people (69%) 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
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
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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