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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!
Release Date: Sep 25, 2012
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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 the 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!

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
111 of 183 people (61%) found this review helpful
1,560.6 hrs on record
Let me start off by saying this game is fanstastic one of my favourite games of all time ! so you may ask why is it your favourite game of all time? because their are a alot of things you can do in this game like toking the toke community for this game is freaking amazing one of the best mod communities for the mcpixel series the bongs in this game blow you away visual wise and immersive/gameplay wise there are so joints mods to get if you play as a male mcpixel you got alot of choices like sexy armours/body options/hair options/pixel options and so on so fourth with immersive you have gameplay changes like combat enhancements or prespective mods to make it like you are really in the world of mcpixel, the map is super huge almost compareable to GTA V but a little bit smaller there are alot of quests to do in the world of mcpixel and alot of interesting NPC's so let me talk about visuals well their are high res texture packs 1k/2k/4k textures to choose from but i prefer 1k/2k to keep a stable FPS and to stop your game from crashing also there are alot of ages to choose from to enhance your colors to make em more vibrant and dramatic and to enchance the lighting to make the game looks extremely better than vanilla i like to think of mcpixel like an extreamly fun and funny game with all these choices you can get cause it truely is a next gen experience over the other games that's just ugly and messy, so if you are gonna play the bad games just play it on a console like really if you play the PC version why not get some options to enhance your experience even further ! SO MANY CONTENT ARGHHH MIND BLOWING !!! i hope this review sums it all up for you to purchase the game also i do not recommend the Steam workshop for mods, i recommend the mcpixel NEXUS ! go now, BUY IT !
Posted: March 24
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 22
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 31
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Its a just awesome game, Good humor, fun levels and more,more,more and more FREE DLC!!!!!!!
Have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: June 24
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
my life was changed after I played this game. the truth is no game has come close to the level of emotional depht this game has achieved, i laughed i cried and i loved every moment of it. Thank you Mcpixel for making life worth living.
Posted: May 11
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101 of 140 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
McPixel is.... well... where the heck do you start....

McPixel is a medley of references and metajokes based around McPixel, a spin-off of MacGuyver, whose job is to defuse the bomb and save the day! Just HOW he does this is up to you.

I completed all 4 of the main stories with 100% clearance in 2 hours, but the game also provides a copious amount of DLC for the delighted player to enjoy.

Cheap, cheerful and wacky good fun to be had with this little Greenlit game. Worth checking out for sure!

Nilesy
Posted: August 22, 2013
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