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 (2,194 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

PC
Mac
    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
21 of 24 people (88%) 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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33 of 58 people (57%) 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.8 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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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
You can hit old man with a chicken on the middle of the road and he doesn't give a shít.

650/231 GOTY -IGN
Posted: October 2
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17 of 30 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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104 of 143 people (73%) 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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