Is Minit Game of The Year?



From now until the end of the year I will be reviewing as many games as possible, hopefully, one a week, to determine what game is the game of the year. Last week I looked at A Way Out and while it tried its hardest to knock off  Monster Hunter: World it just couldn’t find a way… into the top spot. This week though, a new challenger has approached Capcom’s biggest game of all-time. Can Minit, Tumblr’s next big game, topple the Triple-A juggernaut? There’s only one way to find out and that’s by reading the review… duh! Oh, and I’m serious about what I said about Tumblr. The second the internet learns how great this game is, there’s going to be so much fan art. Watch out Sonic! I’m just kidding, pregnant Sonic art’s not going anywhere.

The Review

From the brilliant minds of Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann come one of the best games I’ve played this year, Minit. So just what is Minit? Well, a smaller indie title that uses a classic old-school black and white art style that might remind fans of more classic titles like Space Invaders or any number…

So just What is Minit? Using an old-school art style, players will travel across a world very similar to classic Zelda, but the twist is that every sixty seconds the player dies and has to start over. While this may not seem like a lot of time to get something done, as players traverse the world, they’ll start to discover…

So just what is Minit? Styled like an old-school game with a beautiful black and white art-style, Minit puts players inside of a world where they die every sixty seconds, and while that may not seem like much time, with the help of the game’s many secrets, players will quickly be able to work around the game’s restricted time limit.


Like many fantastic indie titles, Minit creates a world full of intrigue. Even if the game never spends any time actually explaining why the world is the way it is, it’s still unbelievably fascinating to run around and just imagine what’s going on. What’s the deal with Mary and her friends? Just who is that one guy that’s hiding by…

Like many fantastic indie titles, Minit creates a world full of intrigue. Though the game never spends any time actually explaining what’s going on in its world, players willing to spend a few runs of sixty seconds exploring the world and trying to discover all of its secrets won’t be left disappointed. Just like a classic Zelda title, this game…

Like many fantastic indie titles, Minit is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda and it is not afraid to admit it. Whether you’re exploring a world full of secrets or having one-sided, bite-sized conversations with one odd-ball character after another, players will quickly start to feel like they are playing an all-time classic instead of a newly released game.

Final Thoughts

Everything the game’s creators try to do, they accomplish with charm and a sense of wonder. Even on such a small scale, every new screen presented to the player is a chance for more of the game’s creativity to be discovered. Only one other time this year has a game captivated me as much as I was here, and considering how much I loved Monster Hunter: World, I’m nothing but overjoyed with the fact that I can now talk about another title in such high regards.

Final Score: 9.25 (Amazing)

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