The past year has not gone particularly smoothly for Mighty No. 9. There was the “anime fan on prom night” thing, and the entirely underwhelming launch trailer, and a pre-release livestream that was more of a morose apology than an excitement-filled build-up to the debut of a new game. But this, I actually like, because it’s so utterly bizarre: The end-game credits take almost four full hours to scroll by.
The reason is simply that the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter attracted more than 67,000 backers, and every last one of them gets a mention. GameXplain posted the whole thing on its YouTube channel: All three hours, forty-eight minutes, and four seconds of it. Backers start appearing at 6:06. Wow.
I generally sit through videogame credits, for reasons that not even I fully understand, except that these people put a lot of work into making the game I just played and so watching their names go sailing past seems like the least I could do in return. But four hours? Unless Comcept has a fast-forward/rewind option in there somewhere, I don’t think I could make it. Pity poor Mighty No. 66,502, who was so looking forward to seeing her name in the credits. I hope she doesn’t fall asleep.