I’ve always believed mobile games are at their best when they emphasize quick gameplay bursts you can complete while you’re riding on buses or waiting in lines. And that’s a big part of the reason why I love Minit. As the name hints, it’s all about doing as much as you can within a minute before you die thanks to a curse attached to a sword you stumble across. Each time you die, though, you start over at rest points you discover while using your sword to carve new paths through the brush. Along the way, you’ll discover new zones, new items, and new folks to help you on your journey towards redemption.
Minit may look as though it first saw life back in the days of the original Nintendo Game Boy, but its intuitive exploration, wonderful soundtrack, and endearing personality work together to deliver a distinctly modern experience.