What better way to start our new post type Checkup, a small review with which we don’t rate in points but in stars, than with Minutes. A game in which every level only lasts a minute, similar to Sixty Second Shooter.
Minutes for PS Vita
Minutes is a simple game for the PS Vita and is priced accordingly at 7,49 euro with a nice extra discount for PS Plus members. The game has combined the concepts of Every Extend Extra (PSP) and Sixty Second Shooter (PS Vita) and added a nice little sauce of its own to it. In Minutes you will have to navigate your circle through moving obstacles while absorbing colored objects. In every level you have to get a certain score and you will get bonus points if you hit the other challenges, like a higher score, not getting hit or not missing a single colored object in combination with not getting hit. There are several power ups, which can come in quite handy.
Minutes is not an easy game and some of the levels can be quite frustrating, while other levels offer a nice flow. It seems like some levels could have just some more play testing, where the main complaint is the lack of balance. The difficulty in Minutes is like interval training, sometimes you feel like it is effortless and sometimes it feels like climbing a steep mountain.
Minutes of Fun
Minutes is a strangely addicting game, it is quite hard to put away. The 'one more game before' effect is massively present in this game. Minutes is a lot of fun and is easy to pick up. The visual effects and sound are minimal and serve the simple and addicting gameplay. Minutes is a great addition to the PlayStation Vita library of quality games.