Every week, it feels like there are more games for more platforms than ever before. So every Tuesday, we pick out five games that are worth your time and attention. And this week, there’s a game that’s over in sixty seconds. Or, at least, each playthrough is sixty seconds.
Pick Of The Week: Minit, Today ($10, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
Minit is a simple concept: When you start it, you have sixty seconds to do something in the game. Once the sixty seconds are up, you die and go back to one, but any changes you’ve made persist. Think The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, but with pixel graphics and substantially sped up. It’s a fascinating idea for a game and you’d be surprised how much you can cram into one minute.
The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match, Thursday ($15, PS4 and PS Vita)
SNK’s classic 2D fighter gets a port with, most notably, cross play between PS4 and Vita and online matchmaking, so you can get mercilessly beaten by nerds across the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Or you could fight the computer, who will also probably stomp you, since this is a ’90s arcade game. But hey, it’s still fun.
Epic Dumpster Bear: Dumpster Fire Redux, Today ($5, PS4)
If you somehow missed this gleefully weird platformer, all about a bear out for revenge against a giant corporation that took his food source away, you’ll get another shot at it. But don’t let the janky clip-art graphics fool you; at its core this is a fun, detailed platformer with huge bosses and a great retro feel. Just also it’s like a YouTube poop video come to life.
Skyrim VR, Today ($60, PC)
If, somehow, some way, you have not played Skyrim yet, now you can play it as if you’re really there! Be turned into a werewolf! Relive all those arrow to the knee jokes! Be flung into space by a giant hitting you so hard you bounce off the ground, but experience that in the first person! Joking aside, yes, Skyrim has been rereleased on just about every platform you can think of, including toasters, but Bethesda put a lot of work into the VR experience and it is incredibly impressive. Just don’t adopt a dog.
Dangun Feveron, Wednesday ($10, PS4 and Xbox One)
Probably one of the strangest shoot ’em ups ever made, this 1998 game had some innovative features, like letting you design your own ship to play through your way, and what may be one of the oddest soundtracks of all time, a collection of disco-inspired synth tracks that make you wonder if the composer either got away with something, or was so angry at the disrespect to his work that he’d show them all. It makes for a strange experience, but it’s one of the few shoot ’em ups from the ’90s that truly holds up.