[PlayStation 4] Minit Review
Minit from JW, Kitty, Jukio, Dom and Devolver Digital is a minimalist monochromatic homage to the old-school The Legend of Zelda that is played 60 seconds at a time. Learn more about this fun and clever release in our Minit review!
As you exit your home, you will start your bite-sized adventure with bite-sized chunks of 60 seconds at a time. Once your 60 seconds are up, you die and start a new life with a new time limit of 60 seconds. This time limit for each life might not seem like much, but worry not since you can definitely get a lot done in each life! Within seconds, you can move a couple of screens south and a couple of screens to your left to gain access to a sword… which is cursed. This is when the 60 seconds timer will show up in the upper left corner of the screen, which means you need to hurry up to make your first life count!
The game does not have a tutorial or any instructions on what to do and how to do it, so you’ll need to learn what you can and can’t do as you go. This is not a deal-breaker since you move around with the left analog stick and can attack with the X button once you have the cursed word in your hand. Speaking of the game’s controls, you should be careful because pressing the Circle button will instantly kill you, and it’s definitely very close to the X button. At least you have an infinite number of lives to try and try again!
I suggest you first kill the two crabs on the screen to the right of where you get the sword. Then, go up one screen, left two screens and up one screen to kill three more crabs. Walk down one screen and enter the bar so that you’re rewarded with a cup of coffee. You technically could learn about this by entering the bar to be asked to kill five crabs, but doing things right away saves you 15-20 seconds. You can use the coffee to push the boxes one screen up and one to the right to grab a key. I won’t spoil the rest of the game since this is a bite-sized but very fun release that you can probably complete in a couple of hours at most if you have some experience with games such as the first and third games in The Legend of Zelda series.
As you can tell from the game’s trailer and the screens in this review, everything is presented with a quirky art style that shines in its black and white presentation, helping to keep you focused on the game’s action and story progress at all times. The game’s soundtrack fits each of the game’s sections perfectly, with upbeat tracks here and there while blasting more “this is dangerous and you should watch out” beats for other spots.
Talking any more about Minit would end up spoiling this experience for you and, trust me, it’s definitely a game you want to play on PlayStation 4! Trophy hunters will be happy to learn that this one has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, with objectives such as finding this and that item, finding all items, for finding a coin, for finding all coins, finding an extra heart, finding all extra hearts, and more!
This Minit review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Devolver Digital.