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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).

 

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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.

 

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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.

Eugene

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