Review: Million To One Hero (Steam)

Million to One Hero

An exciting platform game, filled with action, skill, wits, and competition that hides a secret inside: A powerful editor that you can use to create your own adventures… and by adventures, we don’t mean simple levels.


  • 8 Bit graphics.
  • 59mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Graphics- Resolution, fullscreen, retro mode (colored CRT filter), high-quality option.
  • Controller support.
  • Opening tutorial levels.
  • Two modes-play or create.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Profile-shows stats, heroic feats (achievements) and score.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • 4 player local support.
  • Play mode- Levels, adventures and weekly feat.
  • Adventures-set of levels in one chunk.
  • Levels-just a one of a kind level.
  • Levels show info about the creator, world record time and the best score.
  • Can share a ghost of your run.
  • Powerful level creator, icons all have an info scroll bar and it uses a drag and drop system on a grid. Can set themes and styles etc. I mean you can even do world maps, Add NPC and put quests in!
  • Strong responsive controls.
  • Mario Maker influenced.
  • Feats-achievements for both in-game and Steam and both have in-game popup.
  • Fun.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Pick up weapons and abilities.
  • Many cool mechanics and traps that allow so many genres to be made.
  • Level browser with filters.

Million to One Hero


  • Can’t change the zoom level of the view and it is quite far away.
  • Small text.
  • Very reliant on player-created content.
  • Difficult.
  • No voice work.
  • Fiddly to use the controller in the level creator tool.
  • Can be hard to make things out in the level.

Million to One Hero

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


For years pc players have wanted to join in on the Mario Maker hype, every game claiming to scratch the itch has fallen to the wayside and failed to live up to the hype. Enter a new challenger in Million To One Hero. It’s an 8-bit graphics game that takes everything that made Mario Maker and given it a different spin, Sure it doesn’t quite have the finesse and gloss of a Mario game but it has heart and soul in every part of it. The level creator looks just like Mario and its really easy to learn, create and share. It’s more Mario Maker one than Mario Maker 2 as it does rely heavily on the community keeping the level creation up, so far it’s positive with many clever levels and adventures on the servers. I love how it has so much choice, you can make a puzzle platformer or a straight-up splatformer and it takes no time at all. The one unique thing it has and in my eyes makes it better than Mario Maker is just how much you can put into a level slash adventure, It goes proper RPG Maker levels of creation with you being able to have NPC, Maps, World maps, and quests. I mean it goes Booting the game daily to see what new creations people have come up with was a joy within itself, it’s a game that just keeps on giving.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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