Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #15

Hello all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers, it’s Thrifty Thursday and that means another Thrifty Gamer, the weekly post series where I spotlight three otome games/visual novels for gamers on a budget. Whatever your financial situation, I’m here to bring you affordable games that won’t break the bank!! All of the games on this list are $10 or less (does not include limited time offers and sale items), so no more weepy wallets!


This week’s post will include links to the games and a brief synopsis, but let me stress that these are not reviews, but recommendations… so your mileage may vary! Now that that’s out of the way lets get on to this week’s list!!

half minute hero

Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy (2012)- Marvelous Entertainment

Cost: $9.99 USD


Get ready to save the world in 30 seconds in this fast-paced RPG!

An Evil Lord has cast a spell of destruction and it’s up to you to stop him! Level up, but items and slay monsters like in any RPG game, just make sure you do it in under 30 seconds! With the Time Goddess on your side (and in your wallet), the countdown to the end of the world starts now…


Half Minute Hero is an action RPG, where players are required to defeat a whole host of unique monsters, clear obstacles, and defeat bosses in only 30 seconds! Explore various maps, interact with other characters, and customize your hero in this wildly addictive game. There are various gameplay modes that effect the overall style of the game such as, Hero 30 Mode, Evil Lord 30 Mode, Princess 30 Mode, and much much more. Side Note: This is the second re-release of the original Half Minute Hero game which is available in the PSN Store and X-Box Live Arcade for the above price.


Undertale (2015)- Toby Fox

Cost: $9.99 USD

Steam | PC and Mac

In this RPG, you don’t have to kill anyone. Each enemy can be “defeated” nonviolently. Dance with a slime. Pet a dog. Whisper your favorite secret to a knight. Or, ignore this choice and rain destruction upon your foes


Undertale is a game maker RPG. Players will explore various levels and locales while interacting with an expansive cast of unique characters. You build your own story in this wildly addictive adventure game.

 ultimate kept man life

Ultimate Kept Man Life (2016)- Masukachi, Inc.

Cost: FREE

Google Play | App Store

If you work, you lose!
Maintain your kept man lifestyle of getting paid by doing nothing!


Ultimate Kept Man Life is an addictive tap game, where players tap their way through various levels to earn an allowance from your wealthy girlfriend. There are short visual novel segments interspersed throughout the game that advance the plot while players attempt to avoid working, but make sure your father-in-law doesn’t catch you slacking off…

So what did you think of this week’s Thrifty Gamer post? Are you planning on checking out any of these games or have you already played them? Let me know what you think in the comments section. If you like what you see, like this post or follow Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! As always THANK YOU FOR READING!!

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