Game Journal – Half Minute Hero

Designer/Developer: Opus

Platform: PC (Controller Support), Xbox 360, PSP

Date: May 20, 2014



Time Management

Puzzle Solving

Twitch Reaction (healing)



Half Minute Hero Gameplay







Level up -> Reset Time -> Level Up -> Buy Upgrades -> Level Up -> Reset Time -> Level Up -> Kill Boss



  • Time management forces players to make rash decisions.
  • Because the reset cost increases on each use the player may end up being unable to complete the mission because they would not be able to earn enough $$ to reset if necessary.
  • Players can only carry one healing item, because of this they may not be able to complete a mission due to random encounters forcing them to heal before they reach the level boss.


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