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Hero Man, Hero Man, only doing what a Hero Man can. Whether he can actually save the world and bring home the glory is another question entirely.

And so we enter this retro-inspired RPG world where YOU determine the outcome! Your choices will determine the fate of Hero Man and the world at large. Help Hero Man save the world of Somewhere from the sinister Lord Doldrum ... or do nothing of the sort if you so please! Will you help bring peace to the world or break the story line in some horrible way? The answer is up to you!

In this full remake of the satirical 2014 game The Brief and Meaningless Adventure of Hero Man, you'll guide Hero Man on a journey that is very brief and meaningless indeed, and find up to 18 fun, heroic, and grisly endings that take 2-20 minutes each!

Enjoy a number of Quality of Life improvements, including the modern conveniences of RPG Maker MZ such as auto-saves and mouse controls.

Look forward to the following new features, as well!

  • All new original graphics and music assets.
  • A revised script! I promise the jokes will be a little funnier now (check back with me in eight more years).
  • Keep track of every ending you've found on one save file. What will happen when you find them all?
  • Enlist the aid of Marionette characters to help Hero Man on his adventure! Recruit helpers such as the Solider, Mage, Cleric and... that's it.
  • New QOL features that gradually unlock as you find more endings, such as the ability to turn off random encounters or restart your current run.
  • Six new endings in addition to the twelve from the original version.

Credits:

Lead Developer: Sgt M
Music Composer: Agent Ape

Plugins Used (Subject to change) and additional credits:

  • Bitmap Texture Font by Coelacanth
  • Core Engine, Main Menu Core, Battle Core by VisuStella.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Authortorch60
GenreRole Playing
Made withPixiJS, RPG Maker
TagsFantasy, JRPG, Pixel Art, Retro, RPG Maker
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksRPGMaker.net

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And finally done! After about 4 hours and 23 minutes, not counting resets and stuff. And that was with me being inefficient! I wonder if this could be done in under 4 hours. I did have one unnecessary defeat of Lord Doldrum, after all.


For all that it's sorta short in a playtime sense, there's a lotta text inside! And puns and stuff too! Good game! That final ending was deeper than expected!


Game description typo:


Solider > Soldier

Nice game. Funny endings. Enemies are tough.

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Can agree that this game is funny! Came from TVTropes!


Okay, issues:

Turning all sound off doesn't control the menu beeps, Fight Woosh and Attack Sounds?

Ending List says Flame Sword while the purchase says Flame Blade?

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Cool! Didn't realize there was a TVTropes pages up. Thank you! :)

I'll get the Flame Sword/Blade consistency fixed with a couple of other things. The sound effects thing is certainly strange. Could be an engine or plugin issue, but i'll look into it.

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Yep! https://tvtropes.org/VideoGame/TheBriefAndMeaninglessAdventureOfHeroMan


Possibly a bug, I KO'd my Hero Man to keep him at LV 3 and grinded the Marionettes to LV 8.


Strange Minion's presence right before the fight implies I should get the Low Level Defeat ending, but that didn't happen?

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Yeah, the dialogue is a bug. The low level ending accounts for everyone's level but I think that NPC is just checking Hero Man's level. I'm gonna do a small update sometime soon, so I'll include that. Thanks so much!

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can confirm this game is funny