What Happens When An RPG Hero Wants To Quit Being The Hero?

By Eugene . August 10, 2014 . 12:29pm


I’ve had it. I quit. No more, Ishaan! No more! I’m leaving, right now! Oh, er… I have to escape the room first? Drat! Foiled again!


That pretty much sums up the mobile game A Certain Hero’s Escape (Which has nothing to do with A Certain Magical Index or anything else from that animated series).



The game at first looks like an RPG, with its protagonist as your titular Hero. He’s had it, though, with this whole “Being a Hero” business, and wants out. Unfortunately for him, he has to escape the Walled City first. A Certain Hero’s Escape, therefore, is really more of an escape-the-room title, with all that the genre encapsulates translated into an 8-bit style game.



Now translated into English, the Hero spouts off pithy, pointed, and funny thoughts as he tries to just get outta town. The music is also faithfully chiptune-like, for a feeling of how such a game could’ve felt like way back when.


A Certain Hero’s Escape is out now on iOS.

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  • Strain42

    Sounds fun. I’ll check it out. Thanks for the heads up :)

  • Snorlaxation

    I like the idea of this. I’d definitely play it

  • Raltrios

    I’m interested, but alas – no phone.

  • shuyai

    Downloaded but stuck after the first room….how the hell you open the frog door?

    Got a book,stick,octopus,fishing rod,holy water, pot,hammer….what now?

    • ShinStrike

      Fill the pot with the water from the pond then put it on the stove and place the octopus into it. You should obtain a boiled octopus and a key to open the chest in the first room. In that chest you should obtain a crank to slot into the red device at the bottom right of the pond (below the green frog fountain) which should give you the “solution” on how to open the locked door.

  • John Smith

    White Mage, that gold digging whore!

  • Nyandroid

    Oh! Really love the idea of this! Dont have anything to play it on though. Darn!

  • CheeseCake

    Ehh Wish this was on Android. It sounds interesting though.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    iOS only…. damn

  • landlock

    I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.

  • Yue D Andre

    Sounds like a NIS games jokes. A hero wants quit being a hero, ZHP??

    • Freud_Hater

      Dood, such a game would be awesome in NIS’ hands.

  • Lumi

    Played the Chinese fan translation, it’s really fun! I’m a fan! There’s like, at least 4 in the series and the creator is coming up with more!

    There IS a Android version of the game, so the English Android versions is probably coming soon

  • DyLaN

    I think I read be4 a similar SS in Kazuma Kamachi A Simple Survey Xd I love the humour sense of that guy.

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