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Release Date: Aug 31, 2012

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"Edmund McMillen made a ton of great web games before his runaway success with Super Meat Boy. This collection includes many of his earlier works!"

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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Only for fans of Edmund Mcmillen.

Not recommended for people physically healthy and psychologically stable
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
flash games that cost money
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game is great for seeing some of Edmund's earlier works. Besides the art, exclusive videos, and other secrets to unlock, the games are just plain fun. Some of them make you think really hard, while others are more relaxing. All of them, though, have the unique Edmund M spin.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Time ♥♥♥♥ best game in the pack
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Is it even possible to review this? I mean, all this game is, is edward mcmillan bundling every flash game he ever made into one compendium that manages to be worth a tiny amount of money. While it isn't possible to review it, it is possible to recommend it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Very good collection of small indie games by Edmund with secret things to unlock as you play and complete!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
a good deal of games, and even though they may be avaliable for free online, this version has some exclusive content.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
sweet a bundle
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
it would be fun they said. No places to get mad they said. No aliens they said. no broken bones they said,
THIS IS ALL A LIE NOW BUY THE DAMN GAME
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4 of 56 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Pretentious indie ♥♥♥♥. Thank god I got this in a ♥♥♥♥ty 1$ bundle.
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10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
If you like Indie games and not knowing what the ♥♥♥♥ is going on then The Basement Collection is for you. Seriously, 90% of the games in here don't even have instructions, let alone operable controls. 10/10
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
You're not likely going to like all the games in this collection, but you're going to find something you love.

Aether is a thoughtful and beautiful journey, Spewer is a delightful and inventive puzzle game, Time ♥♥♥♥ has a disjointed and anxious charm, and it's cool to see Meat Boy's origins. The other games included were weaker titles for me. Grey Matter didn't communicate its complexities to the player very well, Triachnid was interesting, but ultimately not fun, and Coil is a noble experiment that doesn't really entertain.

But here's the thing: You can like half of these games (maybe not the same ones as me) and still have a great time with the basement collection.

A lot of these games can be found online, but fans of McMillen's twisted art style will probably enjoy all the unlockable concept art, comics, etc.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Pay money for free flash games? No. Pay money for free flash games and bonus documentaries? DONE!
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
deffinitly a god time waster. has lots of puzzles and platformers that are a great cure for boredom. it also comes with alot of extras when you're done. my personal favorite game is aether
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
8/10 Great Games in 1

SHORT VERSION :
If you do know Edmund McMIllen you would know that his games are most made in flash and they're more like a painting or some sort of art.
This is a collection of his best works
For Edmund fans this game pack is a no-brainer.

LONG VERSION

Edmund McMillen is a real artistic game developer. He has done almost all of my favourite games.

This gamepack does including these games :

Aether :
I dont know what to say about this game actually it's kind of a sandbox game but it's not.
It has real objectives and it contains lots of content.
You're playing as some kind of guy who has a flying spiderman kind thingy who can grap on clouds.
You have to travel around planets and help their problems. If you've done anything the planet will be happy and you can go to the next place. As every Edmund game this has some kind of similarity to other McMillen games. It has lots of mistery and it keeps you playing towards to the end.

Time ♥♥♥♥ :

I think this game is a real badass thing. You are as steven who you should know from BOI if you have played it for even like 1 or 2 hours. Its style is very simple its kind of like Limbo but it has its own originality. It has some story line in it but i never did follow that i just played like when i played BOI for the first time.
This game should give you a mind♥♥♥♥ if you play enough.
I really liked this you should really try this out.

Spewer :

As it says its a physics based platformer. Uhhh . yeah kind of but it has some funky and ugly stuff at the same time.
I mean it has puking yourself in the air in it and things like that.
It has weird things going on. I really liked this when i played this for the first time but as a flash game its really simple and not very addictive for a longer playtime.

Meat Boy:

Meat Boy is a 2d platformer just like spewer and time ♥♥♥♥ but its really hard compared to time ♥♥♥♥ because this game needs some skill to play it not really just logic .
I really liked this one as its "complete" game the super meatboy.
Im sure you will like it if you like hard platformers.

Grey Matter :

Ok grey matter is the game that i never liked as much as the others. It is a 2d shooter game like these old-school spaceship shooter games but with a twist. Its kind of hard and i can't say too much about this game because i didnt play with it too much.

Coil :

Coil is the game thats not really a game. It is a story for real. It has some s*x and i didnt really comprehend its true meaning.
My thinking is that its about you know.... I dont really wanna tell more about this.

Triachnid :

This game is a little slow-moving and kind of turn based but its real time but its a little hard to control.
Triachnid is a spider physics game. You do play as a spider and you have to get from point a to point b.
It has a real addictive way to get in love with pyhics based games. I really liked this one i hope you'll too


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Some games in the Collection are better than others. But for $4, it's a good deal. Recommended.

Score: 6.8 - Won't Please Everyone, but Most Will Like.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Absolutely good, the price for the whole package is fair enough ! Emphasis for the Time ♥♥♥♥, it already pays the price of the package. Original soundtrack and disturbing, those who liked of Binding of isaac will like this for sure
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Must have if you like Super Meat Boy and The Binding Of Isaac.
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16 of 31 people (52%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Edmund McMillen is a professional troll and game designer with a perverted and vile sense of humor. He's also a genius. He's the man behind the modern classics Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, titles you should already recognize if you've been a Steam gamer for any amount of time.

The Basement Collection is a compilation of his old flash games which made him famous on Newgrounds. Granted, it's an excellent compilation, complete with tons of extra levels and DVD extras, but whether it's worth your time or not really just boils down to the question "How eager are you to play these games again?"

I say this, because this collection mainly exists for historical significance alone. The games themselves are low-res, glitchy, have mildly-to-maddeningly infuriating controls, and most of them are simply exercises in masochism. They’re the type of game you beat just to be able to say you beat it, and that it’s finally over with. In other words, a good challenge. But if you want to unlock all the extras that make this package worth the money, you’ve got to play through the games again. So it all comes down to how appealing that sounds to you.

If these games are important to you and mean something to you, if they were the games that defined your childhood and the games you'd secretly play in computer lab in high school or something, hey, I respect that. Buy it without hesitation and support the man who gave you hours of joy in your youth. We all have our nostalgia bombs and we have every right to indulge.

But if you've never played these games before, there are much better Edmund McMillen games on the market, as well as better games to play for their historical significance alone; I recommend seeking those out instead.

(Oh, and it’s also quite hard to 100%, so achievement hunters beware!)
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
There's not a lot to say about The Basement Collection that the name does not already convey. Not to say they are all garbage but the strings are visible and the limitations are frustrating.

Aether, Time ♥♥♥♥ and Spewer are definitely the stand out titles, although the last two suffer particularly due to a lack of controller support. Platforming in flash is bad enough but with a keyboard it's repugnant.

Grey Matter is an uninspired asteroid style shooter, Coil is some experimental wank and Triachnid is a "spider-sim" which involves you having to move each of it's three legs, one at a time by mouse. It's tedious to say the least.

Finally Meat Boy is what it says on the tin; ever wanted to play Super Meat Boy with worse graphics, music, controls and on a keyboard? You're in luck! Nostalgia for the small crowd of people who were teenagers when Newgrounds was still "a thing".

The Basement Collection is certainly a fascinating insight into the works that came before Super Meat Boy and the Binding of Isaac but from a gameplay perspective it is completely primitive and tiresome.
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