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Trulon: The Shadow Engine review: Seen it all before
3 years ago

Trulon: The Shadow Engine review: Seen it all before

Gamers are a fickle lot and I include myself in that statement. I’ve longed for a good old-fashioned, turn-based RPG, to take me back to my youth and yet when …
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Half-Minute Hero gets Super Mega Neo update
8 years ago

Half-Minute Hero gets Super Mega Neo update

Hyperactive RPG Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax has received a title update. First unleashed onto XBLA back in June, the game won us over with its tongue-in-cheek style and …
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Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax review (XBLA)

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax was developed by Marvelous Entertainment, Inc. and Opus Studios, Inc., and retails for 800 MSP.

Half-Minute Hero arrives on XBLA after enjoying substantial success on the PSP. The game is what its name implies, more or less: a traditional Japanese RPG style hero, who saves the world in 30 seconds, give or take a reset from the Time Goddess, over and over again.

For the most part the game works like this: hero appears in an area, an evil lord announces that he will cast the spell of destruction, which will destroy the world. The spell takes 30 seconds to complete. A timer appears at the top of the page and our hero must rocket into action. Thanks to the Goddess, the timer can be paused while in towns or reset if enough cash is on hand (the goddess has to make a living, after all). In the time allotted, the player must advance to a level at which they can beat the local evil lord, and possibly solve a side quest or two.

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