Minit is a pretty cool little game. I’ve never really played anything like it. It kind of has the feel of a miniature Majora’s Mask, though that comparison doesn’t really do the game justice.
Essentially, it plays like a top-down zelda title. You explore, collect items you need to progress further, learn info from NPCs and advance. However, in this game, you’re cursed – every 60 seconds, you start over at your house.
You keep all of your items you’ve collected, but you’re forced to move fast and play with purpose.
At one point, early in, there’s a rather humourous scene with an old man who gives you directions. He talks very slowly, requiring you to find him and listen to his speech as quickly as possible so you don’t miss anything.
The game is rather simplistic, encouraging exploration and limiting narrative. In the case of Minit, this works in the game’s favour, allowing you to make discoveries as you progress.
Just when you think you’ve reached the limits of exploration, the game throws you another curveball – you can change your spawn point by finding new bases. This allows you to explore the greater world while still adhering to the minute to minute gameplay model.
Minit has an exceptional sense of humour, and really makes every moment (or minute) you spend with the game a blast.
All in all, Minit is a solid, unique and very enjoyable title. While not necessarily mind-blowing or overly-deep, it’s a solid, original title that deserves to be played. I’d recommend you give this one a try.
Final Score: 4/5