Minit is a downloadable two-dimensional adventure game which has been created by four programmers: Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio and Dominik Johanna, while the publisher is Devolver Digital, known for the iconic Serious Sam series, Hotline Miami or Talos Principle. The title was released on April 3, 2018, and the price of the game is $9.99. Minit is available on Windows, macOS, Linux, as well as on Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Nothing is known about the planner version of Nintendo Switch.
This title can be purchased through the Steam platform. To start the download, click on the Download button at the end of the review. It’s good to know that if the game doesn’t run on your equipment or you don’t like it, you can return it. The return conditions are governed by the Steam policy. To return the downloaded files, you shouldn’t play Minit for more than two hours and use the refund opportunity within two weeks.
Minit offers single-player gameplay, however, there are achievements in the game that can be shared with other Steam players. The main task for the player is to solve the in-game adventure puzzles before the 60 seconds elapse, after which our hero dies. The reason for this is that one day he found a sword that has been cursed, which resulted in his current condition. In the event of death, the main character is reborn immediately in one of the locations and may try to continue his adventure. The game does not indicate what next steps should be taken – so you have to choose either to use your intelligence or to go forward all the time, hoping for luck.
Minit looks like it was a combination of The Legend of Zelda and electronic Tamagotchi toys. The graphics in the game are black and white (white characters and structures against the black background) which gives the game a peculiar atmosphere of old school titles. The same can be said about the music, its sound resembles the times of old consoles, which many players will recall with nostalgia. The dialogues in the game have also been simplified to a minimum.
The hardware requirements are extremely low (Intel Pentium D 830 or Athlon 64 4000+) which reflects the simplicity of Minit, but the level of playability may surprise you. The time limit forces you to constantly look for an effective solution to a given puzzle. Even relatively simple tasks can be thus quite a challenge. Within the 60-seconds time frame, it’s not enough for you to think about what to do, you also have to move your character (which by the way looks like a duck with a sword). However, when you finally solve a puzzle, you feel genuine pride.
The time need to complete Minit is estimated at approximately three hours. However, if the player is willing to extend the game, additional locations and tasks will await him.
People who love the atmosphere of old consoles and are first and foremost gameplay-oriented will appreciate Minit. The game takes you back to the old days, where the game atmosphere and satisfaction from completing it dominated over the visual experience.