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A collection of 9 award winning indie games from the creator of "Binding of isaac" and "Super Meat Boy"!
Release Date: Aug 31, 2012
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Buy The Basement Collection

$3.99

About the Game

The Basement Collection is a compilation of 9 award winning indie games by Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. All of the games featured in the collection have been revamped and updated, featuring bonus chapters, new music, art and other extras.

The Basement Collection includes:
  • Aether ( an exploration adventure game )
  • Time Fcuk ( a dark puzzle game )
  • Spewer ( a physics based platformer )
  • Meat Boy ( the super meat boy prototype )
  • Grey Matter ( an anti shooter )
  • Coil (an experimental game )
  • Triachnid (a physics based spider sim)

The collection also features 2 secret unlockable games and tons of unlockable comics, sketch books and even never before scene stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie.

Key Features

  • 8 full games, featuring new content, achievements and development extras.
  • 8 unlockable extras featuring bonus games, comics, sketch books and videos.
  • A full collection soundtrack, featuring over 30 full length tracks from games featured as well as fan made bonus tracks.
  • Over 30 minutes of audio interviews.
  • Over 20 minutes of video extras from Indie Game: The Movie, (15 minutes of never before scene footage).
  • Over 15 pages of development sketches and character designs.

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core +
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 9800 +

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core +
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 9800 +
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 76 people (62%) found this review helpful
396 products in account
1 review
5.2 hrs on record
INTRODUCTION
First of all I want to say that I am a big fan of Edmund McMillen and his work. The games in The Basement Collection are pretty interesting and they are worth a look, even when most of them are free, but it is obvious that buying this collection is meant to support McMillen a bit.

PRO
The bonus content is really nice, especially for fans. I really enjoyed it. The Basement Collection is a good idea for people who did not play or know the flash games McMillen started with. They are true classics, which made him famous. You should have played them at least once. There is many content to unlock by finishing the games, which can be either fun or...

CONTRA
...really annoying. The games are programmed in flash and you can guess it: they are pretty laggy. Many of the games are platformers and you have to jump precisely. Due to lags and bad controls your game experience can be quiet frustrating. Not to mention that the games can not motivate you enough to actually finish them with those lags and controls.

CONCLUSION
I have very mixed feelings about The Basement Collection. With the bad controls and the lags it is nearly unplayable and annoying. If you are interested in the bonus content, supporting McMillen and/or just want to test the games, it is worth the $3.99. If you expect many hours of fun and games that last longer than a few hours you will waste your money. The Basement Collection can be fun for a day or can frustrate you for a day. Then it will gather dust... in your basement.

Rating: 37/100



EDIT: This review should not tell you strictly wether or not you should buy this collection. As I said above, I had a very mixed experience with this collection and since there is only thumbs up or down and my experience was more bad than good, I gave this collection a thumbs down. I just wanted to clear up important things you should know, before you buy this collection. And a very important thing is, if you even like some of these games, since some people found them rather annoying. Some games really are interesting in the first few minutes and later you find yourself quitting because of boredom and/or frustration. In the comments you can see people who did not experienced any lag and had fun with this collection, which is a perfect example of what I am trying to say; after you read this review, read other reviews or have a look in the discussions, watch gameplay and see if you will like this collection, it's up to you.
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
6 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
5 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
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
Posted: June 3rd, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
46 products in account
4 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
This game is nothing short of amazing, I really enjoyed the nostalgia of Edmund's work. I have enjoyed everything he has created and I am looking forward to seeing even more games made by him. If you liked games like Super meat boy, Gish, or the the Binding of isaac then you will not be disapointed.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
115 products in account
19 reviews
9.0 hrs on record
Pay money for free flash games? No. Pay money for free flash games and bonus documentaries? DONE!
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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110 of 144 people (76%) found this review helpful
145 products in account
120 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
15 non-games compete in this action packed thriller to bore and annoy you the fastest
Posted: September 22nd, 2012
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