Video Game / Work Time Fun

Ever felt like your job was hell? Work Time Fun has that topped, as you literally are taking jobs in Hell.

A PSP-based collection of largely unrelated games with a hint of classic gaming flavor and some fun jabs at gaming standards, Work Time Fun was passed up for a US release initially when Sony published it as Baito Hell in Japan (which means Part-Time Hell in a German/Japanese/English play on words). We eventually got it outside of Japan when D3 released it in the US on UMD, and later on the PlayStation Store.

Work Time Fun provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Button Mashing: Surprisingly few of the games resort to this, though there are a few exceptions.
  • Endless Game: A few of the games (ex. Lumberjack) simply go on until you fail.
  • Five-Finger Fillet: One of the minigames.
  • Follow the Leader: It owes a lot to WarioWare.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The game's title, obviously.
  • Minigame Game
  • Press X to Not Die: Wrestling Superstar, Cliff Racer 2000, and several others work on this premise.
  • Retraux: Most of the games fall into this category, especially Baseball Superstar.
  • Unwinnable by Design: Some of the jobs have outrageous target goals, but most of them are ostensibly reachable. The most notable exception is Pendemonium, which has a counter that goes up to 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999. It would take several magnitudes longer than the universe has existed to reach that score.