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Half-Minute Hero - Sony PSP

by Xseed Games
Everyone 10+
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) 84 / 100

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Platform: Sony PSP
  • Old-School Graphics, New-Age Metal Sound - Classic 8-bit graphics give this game its unique visual style, while original music by one of Japan?s most critically-acclaimed guitarists keeps a pace as fast and furious as the gameplay.
  • Fast-paced Action for Instant Gratification - A fresh new way to play games, clearing stages in 30-second intervals.
  • Four Completely Different and Unique Game Play Modes - Four distinct storylines and modes that encompass an action RPG, a shooter, an escort mission, and a strategy game, keep the gameplay fresh and varied.
  • Over 15 Hours of Total Gameplay - With each of the four unique modes containing 30 distinct stages, short individual play times add up to many hours of total gameplay.
  • Intense Multiplayer Action - Connect two to four friends through ad-hoc wireless connection for blazing fast competition.

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Platform: Sony PSP
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002DMJ0RM
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.1 x 0.6 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,345 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Sony PSP

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Half-Minute Hero for PlayStation Portable (PSP) represents a bold new concept in role-playing games (RPGs) in having the player save the world, 30 seconds at a time. The player must fight, shoot, summon, and protect in four distinct modes, each containing a different perspective and unique gameplay style, across a total of 120 varied stages. The 8-bit graphics and story elements provide a unique style and humor, while the hard-rocking soundtrack keeps pace with the breakneck speed of gameplay.

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Story
For centuries, an epic battle between humans and evil lords has been raging, destroying everything in its path. Throughout that time, heroes and legends have risen above the chaos, only to eventually disappear into the pages of history. The would-be hero, the narcissistic evil lord, the crossbow-wielding princess...These three were the champions of their eras and even now, still have one last part to play.

The civilized world continues to be laid siege to by relentless evil adversaries and all that remains are the ruins of castles and the bodies of the faithful knights who once proudly protected them. As the last wandering sage and final hope for humanity, it is up to the protagonist to somehow transcend time and death to unite these legends and their unique powers in one last battle against the ultimate evil lord.

Key Game Features

  • Fast-paced Action for Instant Gratification - A fresh new way to play games, clearing stages in 30-second intervals.
  • Four Completely Different and Unique Game Play Modes - Four distinct storylines and modes that encompass an action RPG, a shooter, an escort mission, and a strategy game, keep the gameplay fresh and varied.
  • Over 15 Hours of Total Gameplay - With each of the four unique modes containing 30 distinct stages, short individual play times add up to many hours of total gameplay.
  • Intense Multiplayer Action - Connect two to four friends through ad-hoc wireless connection for blazing fast competition.
  • Old-School Graphics, New-Age Metal Sound - Classic 8-bit graphics give this game its unique visual style, while original music by one of Japan’s most critically-acclaimed guitarists keeps a pace as fast and furious as the gameplay.
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Product Description

For centuries, an epic battle between humans and evil lords has been raging and destroying everything in its path. The civilized world is under attack by the relentless evil lords and all that remains are the ruins of castles and the bodies of the faithful knights who once proudly protected them. Throughout time, heroes and legends have risen above the chaos, only to eventually disappear into the pages of history. As the last wandering sage and final hope for humanity, it is up to the protagonist to somehow transcend time and death to unite these legends and their unique powers in one last battle against the Ultimate Evil Lord.

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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes, Heroes Just Don't Have Enough Time October 20, 2009
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
In honor of one of the most unique RPGs the PSP (or any console) has seen in quite some time, I'd like to write a review in half a minute. Actually, scratch that. A thirty second review would be too brief to be of use to anyone, so instead, I'll divide my Half-Minute Hero review into thirty bite-sized chunks in honor of the game's thirty missions per mode. Read on to find out if this game is worth thirty seconds (or several thirty second intervals) of your time.

1) Half-Minute Hero is a love letter to fans of old-school game music featuring over a dozen composers.

2) Several high profile composers are on board such as Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, ActRaiser, Ys: Books I & II) and Motoi Sakuraba (Tales series, Star Ocean, Golden Sun).

3) Half-Minute Hero's kick ass guitar tracks are reminiscent of those found in Ys: Books I & II, Mystic Quest, and Lufia II.

4) All the in-game music can be listened to on its own via an unlockable music player.

5) The superb sound quality makes you wish you could hear your favorite SNES tunes re-mastered.

6) Half-Minute Hero's pixelated visuals are a stylish re-imagining of the 8-bit era.

7) This retro-style title includes four main quests, an epic finale, and a bonus mode.

8) The quests take place in chronological order, so it's useful to start from the beginning, even though two others are unlocked from the get-go.

9) Half-Minute Hero's first quest: Hero 30, is a series of thirty bite-sized RPGs all featuring the main hero with the default name: Hero.

10) As with the heroes of many 8 and 16-bit RPGs, Hero is a fearless, yet silent protagonist.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 30 Second Review March 30, 2010
Platform for Display:Sony PSP|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's been awhile since I've completely enjoyed a game as much as this one. There are 4 different play modes, some definitely better than others, but between them the game never gets old. With a humorous script and different ways to complete each level repeated playthroughs are encouraged. Still it's overall a short game by RPG standards, about 10 hours long, but unlike most JRPGs I didn't want this one to end. I'm a jaded cynic but I really enjoyed it. Give it a try.
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Platform for Display:Sony PSP|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
So many options, including multiplayer, and it is worth the money. Picture this: The Legend of the Seeker: that's this; medieval times and magic combine forces with hard rock music (not always) and then combine that with the 8-bit world of mario, and ca ching!! total win on your part: great game unless you don't like anime or arcade-played 8-bit worlds. astonishingly great classic.
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