McPixel is a save-the-day guy that you guide through 100 short challenges to prevent stuff from blowing up. You have only 20 seconds to save the day! Think quick!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,292 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 25, 2012

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"A very out of the box point and click. You are tasked to solve a problem, but the solution is not exactly obvious, but the outcome is always hilarious."

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“[...] you're going to have a pretty good time in this crude, primitively rendered 8-bit paradise.”
7/10 – Eurogamer

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About This Game

McPixel is a save-the-day guy that you guide through 100 short challenges in an old-school point'n'click fashion. The goal in each challenge is to prevent stuff from blowing up using available tools! You have only 20 seconds to save the day! Think quick!

Key features:

  • 100 mindblowing levels
  • Bonuses, secrets and more
  • Free DLC for everyone!
  • 185 BMP ear piercing music!
  • Switchable pixel filters
  • Level creator
  • McPixel Fart Along
  • McPixel Social
  • Largest pixels on the market up to date!
Save the day the McPixel way!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel-art capable graphics card
    • DirectX®:9.0b
    • Hard Drive:70 MB HD space
    • Sound:Stereo sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel-art-with-filters capable graphics card
    • DirectX®:9.0b
    • Hard Drive:71 MB HD space
    • Sound:Stereo sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel-art capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:70 MB HD space
    • Sound:Stereo sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel-art-with-filters capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:71 MB HD space
    • Sound:Stereo sound card
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Imagine a puzzle game where logic is thrown out fo the window, and absurdity is rewarded - that's McPixel.

McPixel, the 'hero', is faced with various different scenarios where he is tasked with saving the day, often from a bomb. There's only one way to save the day in each scenario, but it'll often take trial and error to discover it. It often won't make sense, but it will more often than not be absurd and strangely funny.

The McPixel website describes it best "You have 20 seconds to solve each riddle, regardless whether you lose or fail, you will be transported to next puzzle that you haven't solved yet."

While it might take several attempts (and in some cases a lot of click and hope) to discover the correct way to solve the puzzle, the game rewards you, and in some ways encourages you to find all the different endings to each scenario. If you find them all you unlock the an extra round of scenarios in each level.

The game is entirely based around using the mouse, and clicking on the various objects within a scenario to trigger the outcome. There's little more to it than that, so in a stragne way it would make a great iOS game and I think I would have enjoyed it in a more casual pick up and play basis in 10 minute bursts.
Having said that I did stomach it enough to sit through it all and finish the game within 2 hours, and then attempt the 'Free DLC'.
There's plenty of pop culture references and humour to keep you engaged if you're something of a 'nerd' (I know I found them entertaining). However, the game becomes slightly derailed towards the end with just how unlogical and absurd the puzzles become. In some cases there's no real way of discovering how to save the world without a good old fashioned hopeless clicking everywhere on the screen frezy.

I enjoyed it for the crazy nature of the game, however the soundtrack might just put some people off as there's only really one track that repeats throughout the game. In short, a crazy puzzle game that might not be for everyone depending on your absurdity threshold. I'll recommend it as I enjoyed it, but I can see why some people might not. Not for everyone.

Probably best to check out the free demo available on the website: http://mcpixel.net/ or on Steam.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
*goes into the white house*
*Meets obama*
*kisses obama*
*Gets arrested*
*EVERYTHING EXPLODES!*


10/10 Best game ever.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
McPixel is a short, pop-culture referencing game with little game play, but has comedic value in its referencing. Would only recommend for gamers looking for a casual experience. 6.2/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is nothing short of revolutionary. It changed the way I see things in my day to day life. I feel I have been given the necessary skills to perform bomb disarmament and look forward to one day saving a Buddhist temple. This game is educational and a must for anyone in today's populous world of danger.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Too simple for me. All I have to do is what I would do IRL. Ez game ez life.
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36 of 66 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This is actually a trial and error game; click the right things in the right order to prevent an explosion. If you fail, you have to do the other levels in the chapter first. At the end of the chapter, the game lets you retry the failed levels, until you completed them all. Then you proceed to the next chapter. You have to memorize the things you have already tried, so you can try something different the next time you play that level. There are some silly and amusing jokes here and there but in the end I didn't really enjoy this game that much. I just got bored fast. At least on PC. I think this game is much more suitable for mobile platforms, to play in short bursts, to kill some time with. And guess what... McPixel is actually available on mobile platforms! You can buy the game for Android and iPhone. I wish Steam would offer an option to review a game with a sort of neutral verdict. Because as a mobile game, I would actually say yes. But this is Steam and we are reviewing Steam games here. As a PC game, it just doesn't work for me.
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Its a just awesome game, Good humor, fun levels and more,more,more and more FREE DLC!!!!!!!
Have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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19 of 35 people (54%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
More of a joke than a game. Gameplay consists of clicking randomly throughout the screen until finding the correct place. No skill or thought is required to play this game. Tedious.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I have the faintest of suspicions that I may be "getting old". The fact that this game is frankly too silly for even the immature likes of me seems to bear this out. That, and the fact that while I was fine with all the post, and indeed post-post, and probably even post-post-post, and maybe, just maybe, even all the post-post-post-post-modernist humour that has emerged during my lifetime, all this post-post-post-post-post-modernist humour that seems all the rage these days is just a bit beyond me, I'm afraid. Half the time, not only did I not find the "gags" of this game all that funny, but at least another quarter of the time I didn't even understand what had just transpired (though the insanely, even downright PERVERSELY pixelated nature of events may not have helped in these instances). The other quarter of the time, okay, I got myself a cheap chuckle - my personal favourite was trying to work out who the virgin was to throw in the volcano, and ultimately (and successfully) deciding on MYSELF - but the laughs really are too few and far between to put up with the eye-bleedingly awful graphics and incredibly limited gameplay. (Groovy music, though.)

Look, I will recommend it, but only just, and only to those who need a brief break from watching allegedly "funny ♥♥♥♥" all day, every day on ♥♥♥♥ing YOUTUBE. Yes, it's at roughly THAT level, I'm afraid. Enjoy your LOLs, kiddies...

Verdict: 6/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
To understand this game, you need a decent sense of humor, because it is so random and so "WTFy" that it actually makes you laugh. Also, logic don't apply here, so it's just pure fun without unnecessary frustration - once you get to the (least logical and most unexpected) solution, most of the time you'll laugh because of how hilarious it was.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
A surreel excercise in pixel hunting. The game is simple, plays quickly, with a lot of great movie, video-game, and pop-culture references.

It's just... weird. A full 100% playthough will only take a few hours, although like the disclaimer says, it's definitely better when taken in small chunks. Otherwise things start getting pretty repetitive.

Recommended and worth a pick-up though.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
''Your choice, your opinion, your say. You have 30 seconds to stop the bomb the McPixel way.'' My quote was actually quite nice to think of it. Also, it is recommended for people who loves puzzles and to solve mouse-clicking games. There are DLCs that are free and that is a good present. You get the story with 4 chapters and in each chapter, there is 3 levels to complete and also a hidden level. I hope this helps your advantage of getting this game, it's great. (By the way, my quote just rhymed, I was saving this note for last).
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
It's like Macgyver, but way more possible.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
McPixel, the game where all you're thinking is:"What the actual f*ck"

The gameplay part of the game is quite ineresting, it's a point and click game in which every click you make either continues with your death or you completing the level.

Graphic-wise it's...It's resolution is perfect for what it offers.

Don't expect logic from this game, just get it, play it, enjoy it.

The final Rating I'd give it is a 8/10 There's not much to say, it has some bugs and it's proud moments.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Recommended if you do drugs, or if you are plain mentally sick....Like me.
This game's got more explosions than a Michael Bay movie.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
good gaem
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Love It!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I punched a seal, then it gave my a orange flavoured yogurt.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Short, trial and error, point and click puzzles in an old-school pixelated style. Reminds me of Wario Ware type games (although plays a bit different but same 20 second time frames). Works well if you understand it seems made for some chuckles. You will fail time and again (you actually have to fail to see all the possible results to open some bonus rounds) but not particularly frustrating as it is very quick paced but casual. A game that I recommend for short intervals. Lots of content expanded by user content as well. I haven't finished the game, but overall I feel good recommending it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Spoof 8 bit version of the 80's TV show "McGuyver" where you must stop a bomb exploding withing 20 seconds.

It's fun in short bursts (the way it is meant to be played - it even says so on the loading screen) and it is incredible random. One screen clicking on a man might make him open his mouth, the next it might make him fall off a building, you never know, so it's basically trial and error to hit on the correct solution. However, if you get it wrong, you usually get a quick laugh along with the chance to replay the level again. Plus it comes with tons of bonus free DLC, so if you are looking for a quick palette cleanser to play between games, McPixel might do the trick.
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