The world's speediest homage/roast to JRPGs! Can you save the world in 30 seconds? Get a quest, find those in need, fight through dungeons, earn cash, get cool loot and level up until YOU>EVIL. Don't have enough time? Pay the Goddess to reset the clock and try again! Over 100 mini-JRPGs for you to test your might with!
User reviews: Very Positive (226 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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“Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming makes a number of improvements on an established formula. It's endearing, provocative, and silly.”
8 – Destructoid

“The Second Coming is a delight to play.”
8 – Gamespot

“Shut up and take my money!”
8.5 – 4Players

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The world's speediest homage/roast to JRPGs! Can you save the world in 30 seconds?

Get a quest, find those in need, fight through dungeons, earn cash, get cool loot and level up until YOU>EVIL. Don't have enough time? Pay the Goddess to reset the clock and try again! Over 100 mini-JRPGs for you to test your might with! Available outside Japan for the first time ever exclusively on Steam.

Key Features:

  • A robust single player mode that features persistent leveling and FIVE separate eras of the Half Minute Hero saga.
  • Four-player multiplayer with lobby support so you can see which of your friends is the TRUE hero.
  • Time Attack and Infinite Battle Modes with Steam leaderboards!
  • A custom map editor (with mouse support) so you can create your own maps and quests. Find, download, edit, and share via Steam Workshop.
  • An art gallery and music player you can unlock as you progress through the game.
  • More fun and charm than should be allowed in a game!

System Requirements

    • OS: XP SP2 32bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Okay after beating the ♥♥♥♥ out of everyone I can finally review this game and giving my own opinions about it.
Uhm sorry where was I? Oh okay thank you.
The story is the sequel to Half Minute Hero Super Mega Bla Bla Bla and if you're planning to buy this game you have the chance to play the first one for knowing what should you wait after you beat the game. The story if you play it right should be long about 26 hours.
The gameplay is simple, you have 30 seconds to level up to defeat the boss of the level. If you can't make it in time you lose.
The soundtrack is one of the best I ever heard, Is composed by multiple people but one of these guys is Motoi Sakuraba, the artist who made the Dark Souls soundtrack.
My last words are please buy this game, support the company! I want a sequel!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Great game! Made improvements to pretty much everything from the first game. Great soundtrack also. Looking forward to Half Minute Hero 3, if they make another.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
82.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Great game, since I was a fan of the original. As soon as I knew there was a sequel I knew i would love it. This game is AMAZING, the soundtrack is great and much better than the original. The storyline is amazing, even if its confusing at times. The gags and jokes are classic for a Half Minute Hero game and the dialogue is great, but you need to get past a certain point in the game before a lot of it becomes better than the first.

All that said, this is certainly one of the best games i have played in some time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
57.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Not as funny or challenging as the first game.
The parody aspect is excellent when it's present, but sometimes the game forgets it's supposed to be a parody and tries to be serious and emotional, resulting in many awkward cliche moments that just aren't funny or interesting. It's worth sitting through those for those brilliant silly Half-Minute Hero moments though, and there are more than enough of them to justify sitting through the boring overall story.

This has a lot more features than the original game, which I've got mixed feelings about.
Classes don't do much, but they're a nice idea. Battle formations are awesome. Searching for medals on the overworld? Eh, why not. I'm indifferent about skills and Hero Castle stuff, though I think a lot of people would probably like those. I don't know.

Since you can now grind on the overworld for permanent level ups, and are allowed to keep the gear you've obtained in later quests even when redoing quests, there's never any point in strategizing as to which gear and path will let you earn the best time, as you can just come back later in the game with max levels and the best equipment, and redo the quest with no challenge. Maybe I'm being too harsh as there's a separate Time Attack mode that plays more like the original, but I just don't see the appeal of redoing story quests in a different mode.

This game is much more friendly to newcomers and casual players than the original was, and so it is the best place to pick up the series, though veterans of the original may be disappointed that it's nowhere near as challenging.

Still a great game though, and I had a ton of fun with it despite all the things I've nitpicked about it. I definitely recommend both Half-Minute Hero titles to anyone who's a fan of retro console JRPGs, and since you get the first game for free with this one, my complaints are pretty much null!

TLDR; Very funny and good, rant about it being easier than the first game, and new features being meh, still worth your time, buy it!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Its really just _that good_

A++ Plot, Gameplay, Engine, Character Development, Artwork, World Design, SOUNDTRACK YES THE SOUNDTRACK <3.

A little Pros/Cons list:

!!Comes with the first game AND the soundtrack (!!)
+++Unique Engine
+++Gigantic options/party members/classes to choose.
++ Artwork
+ Map editor and stuff
+ Replayability

-There's only 3 gameplay modes and they dont change a lot of the game but hey there's a giang world map and like 9999 global dungeons/village quests. So it pays off well.

-If you're playing on hard mode, you'll die many MANY times before understanding what the hell you're supposed to do to be able to grind yourself to the victory.

-Has a DLC, but its very cheap, and it adds tons of things to the game.

Some people say the first one was better and that Second Coming has way too much dialogue and its way too easy.
That's because they're probably playing in easy/normal mode, and probably skipping the dialogues/not paying attention to the story/plot. Dont do that. Just dont.

Or do, the game's still very enjoyable to plot-skippers. But even if you dont want, you'll end up loving the story and replaying the whole game just to read everything. Like i did.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
The game so far is like the original minus some elements that have been remastered the controls are as follows.
Arrows keys for movement, C for Accept X for decline and so on you just require them to edit the settings.
The controller support doesn't work and I'm using a Xbox 360 Controller though this seems odd due to it having Joystick support and seeming to accept the controller layout quite well.
Also this game has a few launching issues IE black screen on start up please type the following into the launch settings from the steam launch settings for the game (-height 1080 -width 1920) this works for me you may also wish to try -win and -autoconfig (Please upvote so people can see this and know the resolution for these issues pardon the Pun)
I would rate the game at a ecstatic 7.5/10 so far and I'm at the second chapter not a game I would advise to the norm but if you love 2d pixels graphics, Epic music and lots of text (Which can be skipped with ease by using ENTER then this is the game for you.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Note : If you buy the bundle you get this game and the first game. You only get the first game if you do not have it in your library already. For $21 i say go for it !

This game is simply amazing from the pixel art story and sound track. The game may look like it is form the snes ara but do not let that fool you throw your money at the screen now.

The story of the game is filled with love betrayel and did the really just happen moments. I cannot really say much about it without spoiling it so ill let you find out for your self But you do have 30 seconds to save the world can you do it ?


you only have 30 seconds to do everything. Level grind, find out information, go through dungeons,figure out puzzles. It may seem intimidating at first but this game does it right. battles are automated so you don't really have do worry about those. The only thing you do have to do is level up as fast as you can and give the goddes your money. when you get stronger you can one hit monsters off in the field without going into battle which is a nice feature.

Towns feature shops,people you can talk to and the goddes statue. Dungeons feature alot of thinsg from monsters to puzzle to mazes . The mazes may take a bit to figure out.

Man the ost in this game is simpy amazing. It is worth a listen

This game is worth a 10/10 on the scale

edit : I forgot to mention that this has a map editor so you can create your own maps and quests and post it online for other people to try.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Very solid game. Though there are some things you should look out for:

-Gameplay is a bit repetitive.
-Though the series isn't that deep in terms of storytelling, play the first game first.
-Graphics may look like they are 20 years old, but the soundtrack is... very modern.
-Sometimes, the dialogue has a bad time deciding if it wants to be serious of silly.

That's it, and with the first game and soundtrack as a bonus... I'd say it's worth the full price. (But wait for a sale if you want)
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36 of 72 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
What a disappointing sequel !

Half-Minute Hero was a very clever game. At first glance, it seemed to be just a parody : it mocked grindy RPG with cliche story. But once you delved into it you found a very original gameplay system, with lots of cool ideas. The maps were full of secrets and branching paths, and the combat system had some clever mechanics for people that wanted a challenge or wanted to find all secrets.

The Second Coming, by trying to add more stuff is now...a grindy RPG with cliche story. The super cliche plots are force fed to you through endless and pointless dialogs. The "metagame" added is a grindy RPG (not sped up) with linear plot, repetitive gameplay, forced backtracking to unlock all items, etc. Exactly the kind of games the first game was mocking.

The new combat features (Skills, formations, party, classes, etc...) are also completely broken. All attempts to use theses features will be constantly thwarted by the game, which reset your formations, party, equipment everytime a story event requires a single change (which is...almost always). "Luckily" you actually you do not have to use theses features most of the time, as brute forcing is often the way to go.

Unfortunately, brute forcing can be applied to everything in the Second Coming. Most of the cleverness of the combat is gone : there are tons of items, but they don't have special attributes anymore like you could find in the first game. So you just get whatever give you the biggest stats bonus and rush. No need to be clever anymore, just go through the motions, endure the repetitive combats and you will win all missions. Even the secret titles, which used to be a challenge in the first game, are now rather straightforward and super easy to get.

On the bright side, for people who are looking for a challenge, there is a very challenging "endless" mode, but i doubt you will come back to it once you've finished it, since the maps are always the same.

Multiplayer has also been upgraded, but since there are very few players, I've been unable to try it, which will be the case for you too if you don't have friends who own the game.

On the whole, I don't see enough good stuff in this game to alievate the bad, and I can only advise you to stick to the first game. I completed the game, but it wasnt because i enjoyed it, it was only for completion sake and to be sure i wasn't missing something....
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1,489 of 1,831 people (81%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
I have 30 seconds to write a revie-
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141 of 154 people (92%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
The second game in a series about saving the world in only half a minute has once again won my love in only half an hour. All the gameplay you know and love from the first game is back and upgraded just a tad for more dynamic fights without losing its original feel. If you've played the first game you'll have a good time seeing some subtle callbacks, but if you're jumping into the series with this game you'll still have a grand time; skipping the first game in no way makes the game any less fun.

Outside of fighting, there's so much to be done. Weapon crafting, skill leveling, bonus content you purchase using gold saved up from missions, and so forth. It's so easy to climb your way up to 100% completion and yet so difficult to successfully achieve that goal with such a large number of tasks to complete. You won't be left feeling like you didn't have enough to do.

Plus there's a leaderboard for benchmark testing the game on your computer so you can compare your results to other players for whatever reason. How can you not love this game?
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83 of 87 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
119.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
My first impression after having done the first part of the story:

Don't let the appearance of this game fool you; it's a badass game and offers some quick fun if you are lacking of time or if you are a hardcore player, finish the game in a long session. Do not feel disheartened if you completed the first mission set ---- Your journey is just the beginning! If you are a completionist, check out the gallery and unlock artworks, videos and soundtracks by finishing the game! The only complain I have is only the music transition while fighting against the enemies while not on any mission, since it gets rather repetitive. Steam Workshop support allows map creation for increased gameplay value.

For the options, each gamepad and keyboard bindings can be customized to your liking and for the first time, occulus VR mode on a 2d game(?).

Experience great soundtrack (especially the main menu!), improved battle (now you have skills, class, party and formation) and having the money-minded goddess along with your journey, HMH fans and newcomers will love it!
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
This is one of the most competitive games I have ever played in Multiplayer, even more so than the first game. Goddess whims, the new feature in multiplayer mix things up nicely, with levels being doubled and gold being taken away at every turn. Also the inclusion of community created maps is a nice touch, giving this game literally infinite lifespan.
An absolute treat for RPG fans who are looking for something a little different, or anyone for that matter.
My one and only nitpick with this game is the fact there is no volume settings for sound and music, only allowing each to be turned off and on.
Other than that though, it's definitely worth €19.99 for all the content you recieve.

I have yet to touch upon the single player aspects of the game, but I know for sure I will not be disappointed. When I do get stuck into the story, I'll update this review.

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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
(I will update this review as I play the game.)

This game is amazing. While the first one had several frantic levels to complete, this one has periods of calm to make yourself stronger at a slower rate, before you gain temporary levels at a rapid rate in quests. The soundtrack is intense, with the quests having pumped up, energetic sounds.

This one has quite a bit more depth to the way you manage your equipment and party. You can actually position everyone and give them little orders, and you can also select a skill to randomly fire upon landing a hit.

The story this time around is highly engaging. There is less humour in the first chapter of this adventue, but it makes up for this lacking with a web of character relations and situations. The fate of the characters are actually of high interest this time around. The story also brings back several moments from the first game.

This is a more modern, better written Half-Minute Hero.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
I have been waiting for a long time to play this game, waiting for a good sale, and even if I only found a 50% one on this Summer Sale, oh man, if it was worth it.

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming is, as you might have know, the sequel of "Half Minute Hero; Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy" (the hell is going on with the names, man?), and it does fell true to the first one, while being original on his own.

The story picks up on the year 200, 100 years after the first one, and as the original one, has multiple stories (5 in total, the first one being a bit short as the introduction and tutorial, while the last one is pretty much the ending and final battles), most of them with their own characters, like in the original (the Hero Mode, Princess mode, Evil Lord mode, and Knight mode on the original).

The main thing that has changed here is the seriousness. This game is more serious than the last one, where half the stages where filled with parodies, jokes, easter eggs and references. There are still some quite hillarious stages, but nowhere near before. Instead, you can find parodies and references in the story, maps, and even the items (really? The bike and Buster Sword from Cloud? I rather wear Vivi's outfit...).

The soundtrack is f#cking boss. I'm not even kidding. Not only it sounds way better while having the same style, but each episode of the game has multiple themes for each battle and map. And I can tell you, the music just gets better the further you go into the game.

One main problem is the difficulty...It might be that I'm a Badass, or something, but I found it a bit easy. Specially with the "Global Level system", and the "Global Dungeons". The idea is that you can level up out of the stages, so when you start your next battle, you will start at level 5 or so, instead of level 1. The Global dungeons are a good adition, but it's way TOO easy to level up in them, while searching for the loot on them.

Another trouble I find on this game, is that the story doesn't have multiple routes like the original. Further more, while in the original there where multiple ways to finish a stage, here there are not much of those. There are, though, some secret companions that are not easy to find, and usually need some backtracking to get (like Cozain, who you will need a guide to find, like me).

Something that has also been done well, are the cameos. A good amount of characters from the original can be found in here: Allied characters, the other heroes of the game, some Evil Lords...Even the main character itself! Most of them will join you in some way, and only a few of them will serve of any way on the story (like Geezer, who I'm not gonna spoil who he is, since it's quite obvious, but appears in all the chapters, helping the heroes). The new Formation system also makes the allies feel a bit more usefull than before, and now both you, allies and enemies have skills...Even though they appear out of chance, making them pretty luck-based.

Something great, and that I wanted really bad on the game, is the Map Editor. I mean, IT'S PERFECT! Now you can make your own maps, or download the maps from others, play them alone, or with friends! It makes the game last much more, and it's something that A LOT of games should have by default.

While it took me about 14 hours to unlock most of the original Half Minute Hero, I have played this one for 20 hours, and I'm nowhere near getting everything (Dude, the Demon Maze is a nightmare...). I would totally recommend this game, SPECIALLY if you played the first one. 20€ is a bit too much, though, so wait for a sale like I did. 10€ or less is a good price, and you should buy it from that point. There are probably DLC's for this game, I haven't checked them yet, but you could also buy them to extend the game, if you want.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
The Time Goddess has given me more than 30 seconds to review this game, so I will make use of her charitable nature.

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming is the second (obviously) Half Minute Hero game. With a good mix of RPG, puzzle, and action all packed into one hilarious RPG which lampoons pretty much everything in those games. You have several stories to go through which span an impressive plot which is told in a series of (technically) 30 second levels. The characters are colorful and the gameplay is amazingly fun. Keeping in touch with true frantic action, you must make all your choices quickly, lest those 30 seconds you have be wasted, or you could always pay the stingy Time Goddess.

The game is extremely fun, with the game keeping the pedal to the metal at all times. The story and dialogue gloriously pokes and prods fun at many tropes present in video games, from forcing you to pick a specific choice to giant robots (who doesn't love giant robots?)! This game, like its predecessor, has an overarching story that encompasses several campaigns following different heroes of different eras, all helped by the Time Goddess.

The gameplay is simple, but fun. You'll find yourself smiling as you plow through fields or Global Dungeons looking for EXP, gold, and items. During missions, you have to balance time and money, adding a strategic / tactical aspect to each and every mission. Do you plow through to the boss and risk being too weak or grind your levels until you're strong enough? Not only there, there's plenty of secrets in the game that'll keep you engaged for awhile as well.

There's also a map creation system where you can create your own maps to play and download creations of other players, to further add to the content of this game!

It also has a multiplayer function, though I've yet to try that out.

Overall, it's an amazing game that is definitely worth the price tag that it has.

Unfortunately for me, the Time Goddess noticed I called her stingy and has taken all my money, my shoes, and my shirt.

Thankfully, I still have my pants. Wait, no. She took those too.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2014
A huge step forward compared to the first game. The addition of freeroaming, the connected world, global level and permanent companions are just a few additions that made this game much more enjoyable than Half Minute Hero 1 (which I already liked). There are tons of hidden items, achievements, formations, companions, dungeons... you name it. The dialog and story is typical in the style of a cheesy JRPG. Not my taste but it's a minor complaint. While the very core gameplay is truthful to that of it's predecessor, the content compared was quadrupled. You can expect 20 hours of gametime, for completionists it's easily double. Overall a very enjoyable experience with minor flaws, definitely recommend buying it.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
This second Half Minute Hero is more of the same really, which is absolutely a good thing. But the conversations, while skippable, take a bit too long and there are way too many. Gameplay wise it's as solid as ever, minus the fancy upgraded graphics the first one had (which I sort of liked, to be honest).
Thumbs up.

[Rating: 78/100]
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
63.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
Fantastic game and a worthy sequel, even if the gameplay is a bit different this time around. Then again, the first game constantly mixed things up to keep it fresh, so I should expect nothing less out of the second game.

The story retains the same balance between parodical comedy and semi-serious drama, though it is significantly deeper this time around. Many characters from the previous game make a reappearance in some form, in fact, the bumbling but lovable Knight is back as a constant party member, and his interactions with the Goddess are hilarious.

Give the game a shot, but keep in mind that the first Hero 30 is basically an extended tutorial, this game takes a while to get off the ground compared to the first one.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Does what every single second part of game should do: take first game and shine it to perfection.
PC version has made significant improvement to first part, they actually got resolution as well as benchmark, which means that pixel art actually scales properly this time without blurring and menus seem to work naturally. There even seems to be VR-support but I can't even imagine how that works :D

Game itself now actually feels like story based RPG where after missions you can roam around and collect money, XP and secrets, where first game at least I simply started skipping text and that end credits joke got old really fast.
Missions are pretty much the same like in first game with little variances, which definitly isn't bad thing as that was best part of first game.

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Tekee juuri sen mitä joka ikinen pelin toinen osa pitäisikin tehdä: ottaa ensimmäinen peli ja hioa se täydellisyyteen.
PC versio on aivan selvä parannus ensimmäiseen osaan, mukaan on lisätty niin resoluutiovalinnat kuin benchmarkki, meinaten että pikselitaide skaalautuu nyt hyvin ilman blurrausta ja valikot toimivat tällä kertaa ihan järjen mukaan. Jopa VR-tuki näyttää olevan mukana, mutten pysty edes kuvittelemaan miten se toimii :D

Itse peli tuntuu nyt ihan oikealta tarinalliselta roolipeliltä missä tehtävien välissä voit kulkea maailmassa ja keräillä rahaa, XP:tä ja salaisuuksia, missä ensimmäisessä pelissä alkoi skippailla tarinaa ja lopputekstivitsi alkoi käydä vanhaksi.
Tehtävät ovat aika hyvin samanlaisia pienillä tuoreilla muutoksilla, joka ei todellakaan ole huono asia koska se oli ensimmäisen pelin paras osa.
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