Not Exactly A Hero‪!‬ 12+

Intriguing novel game

Buff Studio Co.Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 249 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Sick and tired of your usual typical superhero plots full of clichés? Wonder what it's like to live as an everyday citizen in a superhero universe? Play 'Not Exactly A Hero: Visual Novel, Story-driven Adventure Game' and find out!

"Not Exactly A Hero"
Riley, the game's player character, is a substitute agent with the purpose of supporting a superhero's everyday activities. But essentially, Riley is an everyday citizen. Yes - just like you and me.

"Relationship matters"
In the game, you will go through numerous encounters with all kinds of characters in between cases:
Your boss, Chief, who's constantly under stress from low budget issues;
Your team's new recruit, Chris, who tries to scratch your ego all the time;
An 'Oobur' driver with a knack for stirring up other people's minds;
A kebab truck guy with a weird and wonky personality...
You may befriend some of them. Some might turn their backs on you. It's all up to you and the choices you make.

"Every playthrough is like playing a new game"
As the plot unravels, there will be a LOT of decisions you have to make.
Each and every one of those choices will build up as you proceed, and will ultimately decide the final outcome.
This game is packed with 3 starting points, 4 side character routes, 9 different endings and a bonus route for completionists.
You are the protagonist. Everything is up to your choice.

Main Features
- Intriguing novel-style adventure game
- Marvel-esque light and witty atmostphere
- Stylish illustrations drawn by the artist from the game 'Underworld Office'
- Unique messenger-style gameplay
- 4 main characters aside from the player character - many different events and routes based on the interactions with each of the characters
- 9 different endings + completionist bonus route
- 32 achievements + 48 collectible illustrations

Are you a fan of story-driven games, choice-based games, visual novel games, and/or games where you interact and build connections with other characters? Then you will love this game as well!

More things to point out!
- This adventure game is FREE TO PLAY (F2P)!
- This game is a story-driven visual novel where you get to live as an everyday citizen within a superhero universe
- Meet and interact with various characters with different personalities. The characters may look cold and with an attitude on the outside, but are kindhearted on the inside
- Progress through the missions given by your boss and solve unique puzzles in a "time attack" fashion
- This game is a choice-based game - storyline and ending will differ based on the decisions you make
- We still have so much more stories to tell. We will be bringing more visual novels, text-based, story-driven adventure games in the future
- If you like this game, take a look at our other games, '7 Days' and 'Underworld Office'. You won't be disappointed!

We recommend this game to...
- Gamers with a passion for visual novel games, adventure games, messenger style games, and/or games where you actively build connections with other characters
- Gamers who love light-themed superhero movies, comics, etc., or novels
- Someone who doesn't think their life is special - this game will give you the feels
- Gamers looking for Free to Play (F2P) games, indie games, heartwarming and wholesome games
- Someone who likes Marvel films and novel-based games
- Best game for people who find your same old usual copy-paste story-driven games boring
- Gamers who are looking for OG indie games such as Undertale

What’s New

Version 1.1.11

- Improved game stability
- Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

pretty good may i say ,

Love this game <333

It’s one of the very few choice stories where choices actually matter and don’t require in game transactions to make decisions you want to make!! It’s one of my favorite games right now, and I appreciate the devs so much for making a game that has a fair way of progressing the story. It’s a breath of fresh air compared to the heavy transactions in The Arcana and other episodic games. The art style is also a lot more different than typical episodic games on the App Store, sort reminds me of Purrfect Tale !! All in all, this is a great game. :)

ZayPlayGames_YT ,

It's okay..BUT!

I'm still in the middle of playing and the only thing that's bothering me is how the creators made the black girl with the green braids talk. She's using aave, (African-American Vernacular English) and in some of her dialogue she uses it completely wrong, for example, "I finna like what i like" or how she said "Nameen?" As a black person i kind of find it weird that the creators (who probably aren't even black) make her speak like this. There's nothing wrong with speaking like this as a black person but not only does she use it wrong or it just doesn't make sense. Maybe i'm just overthinking it but it doesn't sit right with me. (Sorry if this doesn't make sense it's hard for me to describe how i feel about this)

Jill0811 ,

Top 10 Favorite Games!

To start off, the story plot and art is amazing. Small attention to details like names changing are a great add on as well as the story and endings being so diverse.
The best part is ads aren’t a problem and it’s super easy to get tickets!

From my experience,
This game helped me get out of story/art block. Though I haven’t finished it because of personal events, I’ve had it for a long time and it’s easy to get invested in the plot.
I’m usually picky about games, and this is one I personally love and have shared. I even thought of dressing up for Halloween as one of the characters last year.
To add to that, the character development is spot on, I was really surprised to find out my choices actually mattered throughout and how much everything changed in a loop situation.
10/10 definitely get this if you’re a story or choice drawn person!

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