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Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming

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Original Thread: I Only Have 30 Seconds To LP Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming!

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Introduction



Half Minute Hero was a PSP sensation, an RPG with a twist. The evil lords are casting the spell of destruction to destroy the world, and you've only got 30 seconds to stop them! The game had a delightfully quirky sense of humor along with a lot of memorable characters, Kaubocks did an LP of it and you should watch it. The game did well enough in the US to warrant release on different platforms (of varying quality) and we got the sequel localized too. This is the sequel!

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming doubles down on the original's Hero 30 game mode while also buffing up the mode's mechanics. Allies and enemies now have skills that will be used mid-battle which are mostly visual flair but do some additional damage, the point-to-point world map has been swapped out in favor of an overworld with leveling mechanics and dungeons, and the random battle elements have been changed into enemies walking around on the map just waiting to have their heads knocked in.

Alas it's not all perfect. The game no longer has alternate game modes like Evil Lord/Princess/Knight 30 and a lot of the original's charm has been jettisoned in favor of a more traditional RPG story. The game's levels are also less bite sized than the original PSP version because there's a lot of . The game takes itself pretty seriously, for better or for worse, so it's not for everyone!

What To Expect

This won't be 100% since I still haven't found all the artwork pieces among a few other things, but it will be comprehensive nonetheless. I'll do all game modes just kidding, recruit all the allies (that I know of!), and complete every dungeon. I might get all the titles but I'm not sold on that idea yet will get 99% of the titles because Infinite Hard mode sucks. Since this game takes its story pretty seriously, I will too. The game doesn't require knowledge of Half Minute Hero 1 but if you're familiar with it you'll see a lot of callbacks and cameos. That being said if you want to talk about stuff in Half Minute Hero 1, go for it!

Videos




1: Clash! Destroy The Last Evil Lords!/Polsy
2: Mission Revealed! Eight Evil Elements!/Polsy
3: Yusha's History! I Must Serve Maria!/Polsy
4: Ramiz's Gambit, Yusha's Downfall!/Polsy



5: Jailbreak! Halt The Execution!/Polsy
6: Hero Castle! The Gang's All Here!/Polsy
Roundup 1: Overture Titles/Polsy
7: Knight 30 Reunion! A Knightmare!/Polsy
8: Lamde's Defeat, Yashu's Curse!/Polsy
9: My Parents?! Prepare Yourself Metsvolos!/Polsy
10: Hero 30! JUDGEMENT!/Polsy
Roundup 2: Judgement Titles/Polsy



11: Kyaa! The School Festival Is Here!/Polsy
12: Part Time Work! Holy Moley!/Polsy
13: The Beastmen God and the Demon!/Polsy
14: The Empire's True Plan!/Polsy
15: Grimos and Gambling!/Polsy
16: New Ally, Old Enemy!/Polsy
17: Go! Fly, Childonyx!/Polsy
18: Athena Chips In!/Polsy
19: Sexy? Dynamite?/Polsy
20: Hero 300! REVOLUTION!/Polsy
R3: Revolution Title Roundup/Polsy



21: Hot Blooded Hero Yuja!/Polsy
22: Coo's Hidden Power!/Polsy
23: Karin's Rage and an Old Grudge!/Polsy
24: From Nine To Zero!/Polsy
25: Coliseums and Curses!/Polsy
26: Yuja: Stonecutter, Gemcutter!/Polsy
27: Venus 7's Last Concert!/Polsy
28: Warring Dynasties 30!/Polsy
29: Unrivaled Champion Yuja!/Polsy
30: Hero 3 Billion?! RAGNAROK!/Polsy
R4: Ragnarok Title Roundup/Polsy



31: Pierce The Heavens!/Polsy
32: Departures and Reunions!/Polsy
33: The Legend of HERO!/Polsy
34: Titles and The Demon Maze!/Polsy
35: Final Confrontation! Farewell Heroes!/Polsy

Bonus and sides
B1: Infinite Battle!/Polsy
B2: Coo's Song/Polsy

Items

Herb
Pricey Herb
Gold Herb
Wooden Sword
Rusted Sword
Iron Sword
Tiger Blade
Silver Sword
Crimson Edge
Hero Sword
Wing Blade
Neon Saber
Brave Blade
Greatsword
Zweihander
Blue Dragon Sword
Buster Sword
Ice Longsword
Executioner
Muramasa
God Eater
Balmung
Destiny Sword
Stone Axe
Bronze Axe
Lumberjack Axe
Battle Axe
Saw Axe
Bloody Axe
Evil Breaker
Giant's Axe
Club
Iron Club
Battle Hammer
Spike Mace
Silver Hammer
Gold Rush
Thor Hammer
Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta
Iota
Theta
Lambda
Mu
Omicron
Xi
Sigma
Phi
Omega
Sacrificial Staff
Gentleman's Wand
Mage Staff
Fire Rod
Ice Rod
Sage's Staff
Dragon Wand
Gaia Staff
Encyclopedia
Tome of Lightning
Grimoire
Stormproof Tome
Necronomicon
Erotic Novel
Goddess Book
Stone Spear
Iron Spear
Trident
Thunder Spear
Knight Lance
Drill Lance
Dragon Lance
Gungnir Spear
Wood Stick
Skull Bone
War God Staff
Clothesline
Death Pipe
Power Staff
Dream Breaker
Bug Swatter
Chain Sword
Hero Killer
Beast Beat
Thunder Hat
Mage Glasses
Leather Hat
Barrel Head
Red Bandana
Ten Gallon Hat
Metal Helm
Warm Beanie
Captain Hat
Gaia Helm
Goggle Cap
Afro Wig
Bone Head
Horned Helm
Coleus Helm
Demon's Horn
Circlet
Silver Sallet
Dragon Head
Brave Crown
3D Specs
Sacrificial Hat
Hairband
Feather Hat
Coral Crown
Floral Coronet
Rabbit Helm
Fancy Hairband
Witch's Hat
Full Face Helmet
Angel Ring
Helm of Light
Regal Crown
Prisoner Clothes
Patched Clothes
Commando Uniform
Hero Cloth
Brave Coat
Hide Armor
Magic Robe
Barrel Armor
Gorgeous Mail
Cowboy Vest
Black Belt
Scale Mail
Magma Plate
Holy Mail
Sailor Suit
Leather Jacket
Combat Uniform
Power Loincloth
Silver Mail
Warrior Armor
Turtle Mail
Mithril Suit
Metal Protector
Blade Suit
Lord Mail
Aura Suit
Mighty Protector
Brave Vest
Sacrificial Clothes
Uniform Dress
Leather Dress
Flower Apron
Fur Coat
Crimson Robe
Rider Suit
Military Uniform
Sequined Dress
Maid's Dress
Holy Dress
Light Armor
Regal Dress
Goddess Raiment
Commando Shoes
Resistance Boots
Brave Boots
Comfy Sandals
Hide Shoes
Clogs
Rubber Boots
Bigfoot
Snow Shoes
Gale Shoes
Battle Boots
Speed Gear
Spike Shoes
Iron Geta
Silent Boots
Duel Greaves
Ultimate Gear
Destiny Boots
Academy Boots
Sacrificial Shoes
Aero Sneakers
Roller Shoes
Battle Heels
Rider Boots
Glass Shoes
White Horse
Regal Shoes
Leather Shield
Wooden Shield
Golden Scudetto
Scale Shield
Ice Shield
Flame Shield
Shield of Light
Parasol Shield
Glass Shield
Royal Guard
Rainbow Shield
Holy Guard
Regal Guard
Earth Guard
Duralumin
Spike Shield
Shining Shield
Kite Shield
Palm Shield
Storm Shield
Men's Shield
Brave Guard
Sexy Swimsuit
Warring States Armor
Warring States Helmet

Monsters!

Jelly
Yellow Jelly
Purple Jelly
Spiky Jelly
Magma Jelly
Iron Jelly
Flying Jelly
King Jelly
Emperor Jelly
Wererat
Nomnom
Rhinochild
Killer Monkey
Squirrel Warrior
Urchincorn
Killer Wolf
Raging Deer
Sabertooth Tiger
Yeti
Mr. Gorilla
Adult Rhino
Hot Mr. Gorilla
Horn Devil
Big Mole
Big Mammoth
Grass Turtle
Frilled Lizard
Big Lizard
Basilisk
Poison Turtle
Poison Lizard
Lizardman
Lizard Leader
Fire Lizard
Cat Snake
Ribbit
Death Alligator
King Ribbit
Furry Hornet Bird
Peggy
Mad Owl
Goshawk
Speed Moa
Vulture
Fire Dal Moa
Griffin
Bird of Paradise
Giant Moa
Poly Pelican
Goblin
Troll Kid
Ex-Evil Lord Army Private Third Class
Ex-Evil Lord Army Private First Class
Ex-Evil Lord Army Corporal
Goblin Leader
Winged Demon
Hammer Troll
Lilith
Ancient Devil
Poly-Goblin
Bumblebee
Spider
Poison Caterpillar
Scorpion
Poison Spider
Giant Mantis
Giant Centipede
S-Cargot
M-Cargot
Demonfly
Tagger Bug
Sandeater
Rhino Beetle
Stone Boy
Fyern
Fritz
Raiden
Tyfume
Mudman
Frosty
Lava Djinn
Mudman King
Great Fire Demon
Tiny Wyvern
Chubby Dragon
Dash Dragon
Skull Dragon
Volcanosaurus
Dragonsky
Guardon
Black Urchie
Flying Piranha
Runaway Merman
Beach Man
Evil Merman
Evil Lobster
Demon Spawn
Chompers
Kraken
Evil Hermit Crab
Patrol Robo
Machine Warrior
Android Warrior
Drill Private E-1
Machine Army
Ultra Mech Warrior T3000
Zombie
Ghost
Skeleton
Wraith
Skull Knight
Bone Beast
Ritchie
Zombie Baron
Zombie Emperor
Kingdom Soldier
Pirate
Thief
Berserker
Assassin
Imperial Grunt
Imperial NCO
Imperial Officer
Spiky Grass
Man-Eating Flower
Dance Cactus
Devil Mushroom
Wood Golem
Vine Djinn
Man-Eating Plant
Angel Jelly
Angel Frog
Snowelle
Penguelle
Yetielle
Mantiselle
Winged Angel
Platinum Guardon

Bosses!

Ultimate Evil Lord
Remnant Evil Lord Zant
Wood Dragon
Horse Dragon
Mist Dragon
Ring Dragon
Dino Dragon
Rock Dragon
Physic Dragon
Magic Dragon
Evil Lord Punisher
Evil Lord Cerberus
Evil Lord Degash
Zozaurus the Enraged
Black Knight Lord Zain
Tyranz the Cruel
Bullwood
Evil Lord Breeza
Reaper Lord Lamde
Vetra the Deceitful
Jarval the Rebellious
Ultimate Evil Lord Metsvolos
Dark Dragon
Frogross G1
Onigumon G2
Mabone G3
Gasmong G4
Dosmammo G5
Gongorilla G6
Darquiz G7
Gravidon
Emperor Golvadis
Gulagate
Togeron G8
Lux Deus
Ava Marionette
Ava
Death Rail G9
Faegwot
Eynvy
Poly Noir
Garvarin G10
Fierce General Gustaf
Wise General Richter
Spelvia
Evil Lord Sexius
Evil Lord Harassmenz 1 2 3
Evil Emperor
Demon Dragon
God Zantes
God Ramizas
God Punishuel
Braelude of the Earth
Warlute of the Heavens
Oratoolio of the Holy
Leike of the Seas
Araveska of the Flames
Caprittio of the Mirrors
Jilvesta of the Fortress
Gospelia of the Light
Varch of the Wars
Asura Nadeshiko
Lady of Despair
Maiden of Hell
Yuri Yaksha
First Slaughter Daughter
Third Slaughter Daughter
Sakuran
Warlord Hideo
Great Warlord Noblong
Big Venus
Future Evil Lord Monos
Dark Time Goddess
Fallen Angel Hairo
Burning Angel Hairo
Lucky Angel Hairo
Forgotten Angel Hairo
Fishing Angel Hairo
Insect Angel Hairo
Muscle Angel Hairo
Flavor Angel Hairo
Optimistic Angel Hairo
Yashu
Yashu Castle
Demon Sword Hero Eater
Warheit the First
Warheit the Second
Warheit the Third
Warheit the Fourth
Warheit the Fifth
Warheit the Sixth
Warheit the Seventh
Warheit the Eighth
Warheit the Ninth
Ryuge
Faceless Gold
Faceless Dark
Faceless Stone
Faceless Silver
Faceless Quartz
Faceless Shadow
Faceless Devil
Faceless Daemon
Faceless Union

Artwork!

Yusha
Yashu
The Time Goddess
Wood Dragon
Horse Dragon
Mist Dragon
Rurufi
Ring Dragon
Knight
Queen Maria
Dino Dragon
Roken
Rock Dragon
Physic Dragon
Magic Dragon
Evil Lord Punisher
Evil Lord Cerberus
Rina
Zozaurus the Enraged
Tyranz the Cruel
Vetra the Deceitful
Jarval the Rebellious
Evil Swordsman Yashu
Ultimate Evil Lord Metsvolos
Yushia
Gasmong G4
Dosmammo G5
Gongorilla G6
Gravidon
Emperor Golvadis
Gulagate
Lux Deus
Ava
Brave General Silveria
Faegwot
Eynvy
Athena
Fierce General Gustaf
Wise General Richter
Spelvia
Evil Emperor
Yuja
Coo
Number 30
Braelude of the Earth
Warlute of the Heavens
Oratoolio of the Holy
Leike of the Seas
Araveska of the Flames
Caprittio of the Mirrors
Jilvesta of the Fortress
Gospelia of the Light
Varch of the Wars
Asura Nadeshiko
Lady of Despair
Maiden of Hell
Yuri Yaksha
First Slaughter Daughter
Third Slaughter Daughter
Sakuran
Big Venus
Dark Time Goddess
Evil Lord
Hero
Warheit the First
Warheit the Second
Warheit the Third
Warheit the Fourth
Warheit the Fifth
Warheit the Sixth
Warheit the Seventh
Warheit the Eighth
Warheit the Ninth
Ryuge
Fate

Thread Art!

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