Minit Review

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Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson and Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Minit is retro puzzle game where you complete small tasks in within a 60 second time frame. You must dodge or fight foes, cut through the undergrowth, explore your world and find keys and swords. You start from the same place for each of your 60 second goes, but keep anything you've found on previous runs. You must learn the world and use your time wisely.

Minit embraces the retro gameboy style of the 80s, with simplistic black and white graphics and electronic arcade music but holds within it a complex labyrinth of possibilities. It was created by just four people and in it holds the charm of simple game mechanics and an addictive and tense gameplay as you try to beat the clock.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 28/08/2018

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Puzzle.

Developer: @DevolverDigital

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 and a half hours to complete. Each task must be completed within 60 seconds
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3+.

ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Remap Game Menu Access: You can remap buttons to pause and access game menu.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @JonahMonaghan


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