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

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About This 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core +
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 9800 +
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core +
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 9800 +
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Mixed (10 reviews)
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skull kid
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
good time killer
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ifrgt
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Pros: achievements, tons of content by Edmund McMillen, nice visuals, perfect soundtracks by Kaada and Danny Baranowsky, everything is well structured (yep, even the music is split into several catalogues by game)
Cons: input lag caused by Flash, no "C Word" game. Srsly, I was expecting it in 'secret games' section. What's the reason to exclude it from basement collection?
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no im jory
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
get it when its on sale, neat games
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Djharts
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I love this collection of games, but it's really only worth it for anyone who really is in interested in Edmund's more experimental work. Nothing in this collection comes off as completed or full, but it is really for super fans, and almost no one else.
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soniclives2002
( 28.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
The Basement Collection. What can I say about this game? ▼ ▼ ▼

The Basement Collection is a collection of award winning games released in years around 2006-2009, all of which have won many awards and have been nominated. Once you finish the base game of a game in the Basement Collection, you unlock an extra that may or may not be related to the game you beat at all. The extras usually contain artwork or a comic, but beating two of the games, (I wont say which) grants you two unlockable games. Do note though that these are the 2 only unlockable games in The Basement Colleciton. Every single game in The Basement Collection is amazing and unique in it's own way. There are 6 base games to start with, and 2 unlockable games, making for a total of 8 games. The starting games are Aether, Time ♥♥♥♥, Spewer, Meat Boy, Coil, and Triachnid. The unlockable games are AVGM & Grey Matter.

Pros:

- Every game is amazing and REALLY fun, REALLY well designed and are all challenging!

- Great soundtrack for each game and the main menu's!

- Great list of achievements!

- Each game has unique puzzle gameplay which you must think about carefully and put into action before finishing the levels.

- Each completed game unlocks and extra containing a comic, concept art, or an unlockable game!

- Super cheap! $4.99!

Cons:

- The Basement Collection runs in flash, which means all the games in the collection are going to run in flash. This sometimes results in lag, deaths because of lag, a random crash I had once due to flash, and the game Spewer can be REALLY laggy if a lot of puke is on the screen, and I have an Intel i7 and Nvidia 1080.

- Sometimes, but not always, and very rarely, random crashes when I go into SHIFT + TAB (Most likely due to flash but not 100% sure), but nothing to be worried about it imo.


FINAL VERDICT:

9/10 - Excellent!
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🆅🅰🅻🆅🅴 Reaper
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
I Got ♥♥♥♥ed By Time ♥♥♥♥.
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Unknown
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
this is great.......if you want cheap crud people should watch gameplay before they get this
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anazahner
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Nice collection, but on second thought I wouldn't have bought it. It's just playing again what you've already played for free... only this time you pay.
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Tinkertyler
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This pack of games has everything on it. You can go back and play some of Edmund's original games. Even in his first couple games, you could see that he was going to be a great dev.
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tem
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
you get nine games in one, cant go wrong with that
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The Basement Collection. What can I say about this game? ▼ ▼ ▼

The Basement Collection is a collection of award winning games released in years around 2006-2009, all of which have won many awards and have been nominated. Once you finish the base game of a game in the Basement Collection, you unlock an extra that may or may not be related to the game you beat at all. The extras usually contain artwork or a comic, but beating two of the games, (I wont say which) grants you two unlockable games. Do note though that these are the 2 only unlockable games in The Basement Colleciton. Every single game in The Basement Collection is amazing and unique in it's own way. There are 6 base games to start with, and 2 unlockable games, making for a total of 8 games. The starting games are Aether, Time ♥♥♥♥, Spewer, Meat Boy, Coil, and Triachnid. The unlockable games are AVGM & Grey Matter.

Pros:

- Every game is amazing and REALLY fun, REALLY well designed and are all challenging!

- Great soundtrack for each game and the main menu's!

- Great list of achievements!

- Each game has unique puzzle gameplay which you must think about carefully and put into action before finishing the levels.

- Each completed game unlocks and extra containing a comic, concept art, or an unlockable game!

- Super cheap! $4.99!

Cons:

- The Basement Collection runs in flash, which means all the games in the collection are going to run in flash. This sometimes results in lag, deaths because of lag, a random crash I had once due to flash, and the game Spewer can be REALLY laggy if a lot of puke is on the screen, and I have an Intel i7 and Nvidia 1080.

- Sometimes, but not always, and very rarely, random crashes when I go into SHIFT + TAB (Most likely due to flash but not 100% sure), but nothing to be worried about it imo.


FINAL VERDICT:

9/10 - Excellent!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
273 of 287 people (95%) found this review helpful
116 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Only for fans of Edmund Mcmillen.

Not recommended for people physically healthy and psychologically stable
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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Only for fans of Edmund Mcmillen.
I mean, You might not like every single title, but the collection as a whole is a real treat.
Very good collection.
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2013
Ed Mcmillen is, arguably, a video game auteur (though, no one would really contest that). If he isn't an auteur yet, he certainly is a recognizable personality and a welcome individual to the world of video games.

The Basement Collection is a bundle of Mcmillen's flash work prior to his big hits ("Super How the Hell Did I Miscalculate That?" and "The Binding of Why The Hell Can't I Stop Playing?"). So, the big question is, do the games hold up?

Well like any art or artist, it takes time to develop skill and hone one's-oh wait, nevermind these games are gold. Honestly, you would think that at some point Mcmillen and his team screwed up and made an awful game somewhere and had to bury it like a dirty secret.

None of these games are some crayon drawing that a parent puts on the fridge to make themselves or their children feel better. The games included in this compilation are all fascinating and top notch, and all of them feel very different from one another. These games all share the familar Team Meat aesthetic and challenge. Out of the games here there should definitely be at least one that will warrant a purchase from you. Maybe it will be the somber story of the adventure game Aether? Or maybe the frantic Grey Matter? Maybe Time ♥♥♥♥, the perplexing puzzle platformer with a dark twist? If you can't find one game here to enjoy, there honestly might be nothing that pleases you.
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47 of 66 people (71%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
>Be an Edumnd fan
>See this game
>ehh mahh gurddik
>Buy it
>Installing takes hours of minutey seconds
>Play it
>Start with Spewer
>It lags. Seriously
>Try every game
>They all lag
>Go back to newgrounds as a dirty peasant
12/10 would support edmund again
The games are still very good if your computer is from NASA a little better than mine.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
TL;DR : An amazing set of original indie flash games, each single one has something great about it. Amazing gameplays, great music, some original stories, a great art style... A must have if you're into simple and quick indie games, and if you like other Edmund McMillen's games. Definitely worth its price.

The Basement Collection is a collection of different indie flash games, created mostly by the creators of Super Meat Boy / The Binding of Isaac.

Story / Setting

Most of what the games have to offer is their gameplay and art style, but some of these games have a really unique story. Meat Boy and Spewer barely even have one for example, whereas Coil is really story driven, even if its story is not really clear, and it requieres your own interpretation of the game. Time ♥♥♥♥ and Aether's stories are present and interesting, but really aren't the core of the games. Finaly, if you unlock AVGM, I'd say that its the game that has the most meaning in the list, this game is litteraly a parody of other games and is only worth playing if you understand what the games is making fun of (or if you want the achievements !)

Gameplay

Trust me, there's going to be at least one game that you'll enjoy playing in there. Most of the games are hard to beat completely, like, really hard. Even if you reach the "end" of the game, there's going to be advanced levels or achievements that will take a while to beat and obtain.

I guess you already know how Meat Boy works, since it's basically the original version of Super Meat Boy (one of the best and most challenging platformer I know of). Spewer is an amazing platformer as well, but requieres a bit more tactics than Meat Boy. Aether is like... the smallest sandbox game I've played, it's fun to play and really is different from all these really hard games. I didn't play Triachnid much but it's gameplay is quite unique, even if I found it a bit boring after a while. Grey-Matter is like one of these old Starship arcade games, it's hard to describe. It was fun but I'm a noob at it :( Time ♥♥♥♥ was my favorite one to play and has an awesome idea behind it. It requieres a lot of attention and reactivity, especially in the harder levels. I'd say that it's half puzzle, half platformer, it reminded me of Fez in a way. The only problem with it was the saving system, make sure you click "exit" on the right, under the person who speaks to you (no spoiler) so that the game saves your progress, and try to quit the game with the in game option (top left).

Performance

Knowing it's a flash game... the performance was pretty bad for what the games had to offer, but it was totally playable. I did have to lower my screen resolution to play Spewer and Aether properly, as the games were quite laggy (kinda like the first Binding of Isaac was, for me). The game can't be rendered by my GPU (because it's flash I guess ?!) and uses integrated intel graphics :( Probably won't be an issue if you have a desktop PC with more a more recent CPU.

Style / Graphics

As always with Ed, i'm not dissapointed. It's not as full of weird wonderful things as The binding of Isaac, but pretty much each game has it's own look and feel. Triachnid and Aether were especially enjoyable to play simply because of their art style. Time ♥♥♥♥ wasn't especially nice visualy, (I know that the pixelated look was what was desired) but the game clearly isn't about it's graphics. Finally, the music. Wow. Danny Baranowsky is by far my favorite video game soundtrack composer. If after playing Time ♥♥♥♥, Meat Boy and AVGM, you don't have the melodies stuck in your head you must be deaf.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Just the bonus content and extra levels AND ad-free flash games, you can have my $4!
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35 of 49 people (71%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
Got far in a difficult game. Exitted thinking it would save.


It didn't save.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Pay money for free flash games? No. Pay money for free flash games and bonus documentaries? DONE!
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