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:
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Very Positive (40 reviews) - 87% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,150 reviews) - 83% of the 3,150 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 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
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Very Positive (40 reviews)
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Freeman Killer ☣ #BDAYSOON
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
THE GAME IS DEAD

I don't reccomend spending money on this game.After i finished it,i saw what a bunch of dead MB it is.
Just watch an youtube vid.



If you still gonna buy it,don't think i didn't warn you.
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Crusty Pancake
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Funny but short.

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DarnMan
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Entertaining puzzle game.

Player is given several seconds to solve a problem. Each problem has several (comical) solutions, though only one of these is correct. If the player chooses an incorrect solution, they are immediately taken to the next problem in the set, and so on, until the set is correctly solved. Solving a set unlocks the next set.
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kDM
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I put a rocket in my a$$ and saved the day.
10/10
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MзntalѫSpasm
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
My favorite superhero
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Gabriel
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I like this adventure/puzzle/pixel art game.
It's simple and requires a bit of humorous reasoning in certain scenes to save the day, you have 20 seconds, GO!!
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TesT
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This game is slightly funny for the first few times, but gets old very quickly personally. It's an alright little game to play if you have time, but i found it kind of boring, but if you want you can give it a shot.
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Da Hats Are Real
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
This is a game you need to try
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Van "The Beast" Umehara
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Historically significant (I guess?) for being one of the first games put though the Steam Greenlight system.

But uh, it kinda sucks.

0/10
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Alaedrain
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Rude, unfunny, ugly-looking and generally limited, there are far better "silly fun" games outside of this one. Avoid.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
WTF!! What the f.. is this game. Ahh my brain ahhhh.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
"This game gave me cancer."
11/9 - Jesus Christ
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
165 of 200 people (83%) found this review helpful
149 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
*goes into the white house*
*Meets obama*
*kisses obama*
*Gets arrested*
*EVERYTHING EXPLODES!*


10/10 Best game ever.
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89 of 107 people (83%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
*Gets into alien ship with a bomb*
*Finds a bottle of Whiskey*
*Drinks it*
*Finds an Alien and pisses on him*
The Day Is Saved.
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54 of 60 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
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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110 of 150 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2013
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
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89 of 118 people (75%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
I played 15 hours of this game, I need a life.
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
AUDIO
Limited
VISUAL
Simplistic
DIFFICULTY
Silly, Moderate
VIBE
Pixel Art
CRAVING
Humor
ON SALE
Often

PROS: A parody of MacGyver where you are put into a time-crunched scenario that you need to quickly solve. The game is structured very creatively to keep you on your toes the whole way through. Lots of levels and easter eggs. Legitimately funny, laugh-out-loud humor that ranges from subtle to asinine.

CONS: Disappointed by the lack of achievements, but that's a very small gripe in the grand scheme of things.

WORTH: You can get about 5 hours or so of play out of it, which is pretty good for a game that you can get for the price of a candy bar.

OVERALL: Gaming is riddled with failed attempts at comedy. I'm glad to see there is a game out there that can actually make me laugh very hard.

SCORE:7/10                                                                     
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56 of 76 people (74%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
Unpredictable as existence itself.

Would be a great overall metaphor of existence too, if not for the Fart Along mini-game, which would require venturing too far out into metaphysical analysis to unambiguously comprehend as part of the metaphor.
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