Mr. Bree+ is a hardcore sidescrolling adventure platformer, enriched with great visual and musical aspects. It's about 60 levels of pure challenge, revealing along the progress, the dark past events which tells the story of our hero, a householding family pig, Mr. Bree.
User reviews: Very Positive (175 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
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"30fps lock. Genre: Platformer"

About This Game

Are you up for a real hardcore platformer?! Do you have what it takes?

Mr. Bree+ is a sidescroller adventure game about a householder family pig captured by wild boars and sent to work as a captive. Tired of that, Mr. Bree decides to run away!

During his escape, Mr. Bree had a trauma and forgot about his family, the way home and also his movement skills. Now he needs to remember all that, return home and find out what happened to his wife and son.

Along his journey, Mr. Bree will face some mindblowing challenges and revelations.

Features

    45 Story levels that would set any pig into tears
    15 Secret levels to unveil the dark past of Mr. Bree
    Original music score so amazing that you will dream about for days
    Over forty achievements for you to extract every single bit of the game!
    Boss Battles that will make you backflip of excitement!
    Feel the Emotion of helping a householder pig into returning home and search his family!


### Mac and Linux version coming soon ###

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Platformer masterpiece

It's about:
  • piggy Mr. Bree who's escaping from his captives;
  • jumping a lot;
  • collecting special "bad memories" to get access to locked levels for better story understanding;
  • collecting special "good memories" which provide additional skills: jump, crouch, run, double jump.

Why you should play this:
  • you like platformer-games and don't mind to go through some amounts of failed attempts;
  • simple, but nice story and great soundtrack;
  • unlike in many other platformers here you truly develop your character obtaining new skills (RPG-light, hmm... very light) and not just simply running through the same levels;
  • level-design: it truly changes from level to level and it always different (no copy/past parts), adopted for new piggy's skills and looks comprehensive and simple at the same time, some of the levels have secret places;
  • game encourages you to get back to previous levels after you got new skill for collecting "bad memories" - you might find that with new skills previous levels feel and play in other ways;
  • right approach to the difficulty: there's no fights for 'right' microsecond when you need to push the button, here you need to be precise, accurate and fast with controls, but at the same time do everything in cold blood;
  • on some levels things looks impossible to do, but that's wrong impression: after the most suicide and difficult double-jump the more suicide double-triple-wall jump follows and this feels amazing;
  • check-points on most of the levels.


Why you may not like it:
  • it's truly hardcore: you need to be mentally prepared for constant failures - one wrong step and you must start over again (or start from checkpoint);
  • colour of the level's background is changing depending on amount of failures: so, one of them is deeply red and it becomes difficult to differentiate level's enviroment - you might not see properly traps, spikes and etc.;
  • no option to regulate the volume: you can only turn music on or turn it off, the same about sounds - very strange approach in 2015, soundtrack is very nice, but still...;
  • it's not intuitively clear how to fight with the first boss.

Unique platformer game with great amount of fun for a very modest price. The weapon of your choice if you desperately looking for challenge.

P.S. Gamepad is strongly recommended.
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
This game starts out alot like other games in the genre, learn to walk, jump and run to name a few. The levels become ever more devious as you progress but are never hard for the wrong reasons. One cool mechanic is the scenery/mood change after you die alot. And you will be dying alot. One tip, look carefully ahead of you for any traps that might not be easily apparent. The music is very good and sets the mood nicely for each set of levels. The scenery and backgrounds for each level are beautifully done and are pleasant on the eyes. The hero moves at a slow pace to begin with but before long you are running for your life from traps and ducking and dodging with the best of em. In each level a collectible can be found and in alot of cases, a new power is needed so collecting it must be done later. All in all the game offers value at and above the current price. It has its charm and challenges and will have you cursing every god you can name at times but as always, overcoming the challenges is its own reward. For what the game is and offers, it executes perfectly in every aspect and any platformer fan out there should rise to the challenge.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
Brutal platformers are basically small levels with tricky jumps and an emphasis on speed. Mr. Bree+ delivers 60 levels of gameplay, but with a far more forgiving difficulty curve than many of its competitors.

The concept is simple, you play as the titular character, running and jumping through 60 progressively more difficult levels. As you waltz through the early stages, you will collect various abilities to aid you such as wall jumping, double jumping, ducking and sprinting. Each level also has a bonus collectible item to find which is usually in a tough to reach spot. Collecting enough of these unlocks the more difficult stages later.

Mr. Bree+ is best described as a mashup between Super Meat Boy and Toki Tori. There is less of a focus on speed and momentum, allowing you to take your time and work out the best way to deal with a particular problem. It also has frequent checkpoints so you don’t have to replay the level from the start if you should die. This makes completing the game considerably easier than Super Meat Boy, by borrowing the reduced difficulty, slower pace and level design from Toki Tori. The levels themselves usually involve avoiding spikes, either on the floor, walls or flying through the air. Levels also contain camouflaged traps such as pits or nets that fall from the ceiling, as well plenty of moving platforms.

Aside from the core stages, the game packs a plethora of achievements which involve collecting items, completing stages within a time limit and without dying, as well as a few pointless ones such as watching the end credits all the way through. In general, they do add an extra challenge if you found the main game too easy.

The game doesn’t control nearly as smoothly as games like the aforementioned Super Meat Boy, or others like They Bleed Pixels. This is likely down to the slower pace, but most certainly a lack of polish on the way Mr. Bree handles. For example, since double jump and wall jump are the same button, he often doesn’t quite know which one to do. Add to this occasional game freezes, Windows 8 compatibility issues and odd bugs like starting a level lodged inside a wall, or a gate not triggered open properly if you press the switch in a certain way, you have a disappointing number of annoying bugs to deal with as well, albeit rarely. These should be relatively easy to fix, but no word as of writing on an update.

Mr. Bree+ has a plot, but the developers really tried too hard and got a little too ambitious (Slavery? Really?). The sorts of emotions they try to convey simply do not hit home for several reasons. For starters, the game is just too simplistic for any sort of serious storyline to be taken seriously. Secondly, a lot of the text appears at the bottom of the screen during the game, most of it is missed because you’re too busy concentrating on actually staying alive, the text also disappears so fast that you wouldn’t be able to read it anyway. Even if you did get the chance to read it, you will find many grammar and spelling errors and just bad English in general.

The visuals are a mixed bag, with some elements shining while others drag the experience down to the point where it affects the gameplay itself. For starters, the character animation, for a budget title, is simply wonderful. The character sprites are fully animated, along with impressive stylised artwork in the cutscenes. Level design assets are less impressive, with most of them being static and having little variation or consideration for making something aesthetically pleasing to look at. Lastly, the biggest flaw with the graphics by far is that the framerate is locked to 30FPS, which is an absolute travesty for this genre of game.

Audio also has its ups and downs. What few sound effects there are come through as mundane and generic, as well as having little variation despite being used repeatedly. On the other hand, the soundtrack is awesome, I mean REALLY awesome. The soundtrack alone is worth the asking price for this game, in my opinion. The soundtrack is not available through Steam, but can be found on Bandcamp for $1.

In summary, Mr. Bree+ is an inexpensive introduction to this particular platforming sub-genre. The budget price is justified by the various quality issues, but is fully competent at what it does and the effort that has been put into the presentation shines through in many aspects. A delicious pork chop, even if it does get stuck in your teeth on the way down.


Pros:
~Cheap
~Balanced and steady difficulty curve
~Good visual presentation for a budget game
~Great soundtrack
~Plenty of content, good replayability value

Cons:
~Several unnecessary and annoying bugs, glitches, freezes
~Framerate locked to 30FPS
~Disappointing boss fights
~Embarrassingly bad plot
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
Reminiscent of Super Meat Boy in its ambience and brutal traps, this little platformer proves itself worthy of those who enjoy a short but fun challenge. This, coupled with an astonishing soundtrack, make this game a must for the genre-lovers considering its current price.

The only downside is the current lack of workshop content; it would be nice to see user-created levels in the near future to lengthen even more the game experience.

Note that at the time of writing this review, I've roughly completed about 1/3 of the game. In no way does my playtime reflect the actual duration of this game. Considering the levels get more and more complicated (NOTE: The difficulty curve in this game is pretty good), I assume it will last between 2:30 and 3:30 hours.

EDIT: I am about to finish this game, only about 10 levels left including a couple special levels, and still lots of achievements to earn. I'd say my estimation of a little more than 2:30h was kind of accurate. The difficulty in the final levels is still a bit challenging, though I find that I may struggle with a level but then complete the next one in just one go. However, the game is still as fresh as when I bought it, and I am enjoying every second of frustration and satisfaction of it.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I highly recommend this game to every 2D platformer enthusiast who loves a challenge, the games has pleasant aesthetics, great musical score and responsive controls.
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