Sunday, 5 July 2020

Asylum Unboxing: Minit Special Reserve Edition [Switch].

Special Reserve Games have been absolutely killing it lately with all of their releases. They are one of the most popular companies to release physical copies of a lot of indie titles, and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular with fans. 

We’ve just received a package from them with a few of their recent titles to review and unbox, and as always their stuff is just fantastic. This Minit release is gorgeous, and comes with an 18x24” screen printed cotton map to show off the World of Minit. 

Early adopters of Special Reserve’s Editions get the added bonus of their releases being packaged in an awesome outer box, as well as getting a sturdier collectible hardcover Instruction Booklet (in addition to the one already packaged inside the game case).

Sadly it was just the base game and Map of Minit that I received for this one, but nevertheless it is a gorgeous release. It is evident that a lot of time, effort and love goes into SRG’s products; from the packaging all the way down to the reversible artwork on the sleeve, and the extra bonus items in the game cases such as stickers, everything is put together in such a nice package. It definitely makes a change from a lot of the bog-standard cheaply thrown together CEs that you tend to get from AAA-titles nowadays.

As mentioned, the sleeve of the game case is reversible and can be flipped around if you want a different look for the games on your shelf. The alternate art is always a full wraparound design, removing all of the standard game info and ratings spiel normally found on the back. All of that information is necessary by law - I believe - so to have alternate art available as an option allows for greater creativity and design for these covers. Another cover, as a separate purchasable option, was available with grey toned art instead but this has since sold out.

The Switch release is fully sold out, but the PS4 Reserve with the alternate grey cover is still available at present, in very low quantities. It also comes with the gorgeous map, so if you’re looking to get your hands on this release, you better visit this link and get one nabbed fast.

Within the small Instruction Booklet there are, of course, instructions on how to play Minit. But there are also gorgeous tidbits of art and everything feels very high quality. Similarly, the sticker sheet that is also inside the game case has various stickers of characters from Minit and as much as I love using stickers, these ones will stay on the little backing sheet! :)

I mean look at them, they’re just adorable!

And finally we have the Map of Minit. This is my favourite part of this release as there’s just so much detail in it. It is printed on high quality cotton and just looks amazing. Definitely one to be framed and hung up on the wall, so as soon as I can get a frame suitable for it I’ll be getting this bad boy ironed and up on display. 

If you’ve ever played Minit, this map should be instantly recognisable to you and whilst I haven’t sat down and used it to guide me when playing, I imagine it would come in handy when trying to get your bearings to get as much done as possible in each 60 second run as you can.

Overall, I’m really happy with the Minit Special Reserve Edition and know that it will be a great addition to the Asylum. Minit is a fantastic game, and one that is in a league of its own when it comes to indies as no other game really follows the same format as well.

We’ve got a few more SRG titles to unbox and review over the coming days, so keep checking back for more!

What other Editions would you like to see us unbox? 
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Thank you to Special Reserve Games for sending me this Edition of Minit!

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