In a world oppressed by ruthless machines, a stronghold full of die-hard TV-sets resists the persecution. Your lost friends and the lack of resources drive you to take action against the extinction. Brave the dangers and go find your comrades to rescue your species!
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Very Positive (705 reviews) - 87% of the 705 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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“The game ends up being a cool combination of Super Meat Boy’s insane difficulty and Rayman’s vibrant art style and replayability”
8/10 – The Gamescouts

“A classic and efficient die & retry, that will delight the admirers of this kind of game”
18/20 – Gamergen

“Your patience and your platforming skills will be tested to their highest levels”
8/10 – That videogame blog

About This Game

In a world oppressed by ruthless machines, a stronghold full of die-hard TV-sets resists the persecution.
Your lost friends and the lack of resources drive you to take action against the extinction.

Brave the dangers and go find your comrades to rescue your species!



Mechanic escape is a platform game full of infernal chases.
In order to find his lost friends, Mech (the hero) doesn't hesitate to play the human cannonball, to pass throughout high-voltage areas or even dodge the most deadly machines. As if that was not enough, many bosses will take a real pleasure in chasing you to stop your insane journey.

Mechanic Escape is a challenge for the most experienced players, that aims to defy your reflexes.
Prepare yourself for a delirious escape combining rhythm and fun.
A breathtaking adventure!

  • 80 levels
  • A hardcore game
  • An original universe
  • Plenty of achievements to unlock
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Completely playable with a joystick

Do not watch TV, play it.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (x86 - x64)
    • Processor: 1.4GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any graphic card since 2004
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 (x86 - x64)
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any graphic card since 2006
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 1.4GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any graphic card since 2004
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any graphic card since 2006
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Don't use a controller, that way you have less things to throw at your computer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
MECHANIC ESCAPE
-REWIEW-
Mechanic Escape is a hard platform game that's for sure.

-You can play for the get achievements but achievements hard and long too.
So if you are not planning to get achievements do not play this game.
Because there is no good story like other platform games.
But anyway if you think you are good at platform games you can try this game for teste yourself.

-So is it worth to buy it?
Money is not worthy for this game i think so stop and think twice before when you buying this game.
But if you are competitive platform player or speedrunner or if you are really a platform lover you can try it anyway
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Mechanic Escape
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Genre Tags: Platformer; Action; Unforgiving
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-10 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre

REVIEW
Mechanic Escape was a pleasant surprise for me. It is a reaction and path-learning based platformer with rouge-like elements (no checkpoints in levels). Once you beat a level, though, you can move on.

I usually can’t stand rouge-likes, because having to start over from the beginning after playing for an hour+ doesn’t appeal to me. Fortunately the levels in Mechanic Escape are each only about a minute long, so even when you mess up: it isn’t that bad. It does a pretty good job of being difficult without being overbearing. Masochistic gamers out there may disagree and may find this game too easy, but I felt this game was just the right amount of challenging. It toes the line of challenging and downright frustrating, while staying on the better side.

There will be frustrating moments though. About 80% of the times you die it will be because you made a mistake—usually due to the fact you are still learning the proper path through a level. 10% of the times you die it will just be due to the luck of the draw, as there are instances where an enemy attack will be unavoidable due to randomness. And the final 10% are the truly frustrating deaths: those where your character does something you didn’t want due to the minimalistic control scheme. The most annoying example of this is that jumping next to a wall will cause you to wall-jump backwards always, even if you don’t want to. Some games require you to push the directional button towards the wall to execute a wall jump, and if you don’t then you will just jump normally… which gives you more control. In Mechanic Escape, there is no way to jump next to a wall without wall jumping—it doesn’t matter which way you aim the direction. There are other examples as well, but that one was the most egregious for me.

There are 4 worlds with 20 levels each. The first 2 worlds are pretty easy. Towards the end of world 3 and throughout world 4 the levels begin to get quite challenging and will probably require a few dozen tries to get it right. But even the hardest levels can be beaten before it gets to the point of tossing the controller out the window.

The graphics are on par with what you would expect from a modern indie platformer. The music is decent, but pretty unvaried. And there is no story really, just a theme.

In summary, I would say if you are interested in getting a taste of rouge-lite, challenging platformer action, but don’t want a game that’s so over-the-top it will have you pull your hair out: then check out Mechanic Escape.

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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Mechanic Escape is a 2D platform that knows how to tantalize the player with a good level of difficulty. Also, the price is very competitive and the fun is guaranteed.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Now before you think I dislike the game, I don't...I just can't recommend it fully for a few reasons which I'll outline in this review. Overall, I'd probably give the game an 8/10 for the first half only, but a 5/10 overall.

Mechanic Escape is a fun little Super Meat Boy-esque platformer in the sense that it is very trial and error. For the most part, when you die it is entirely your fault as the player. It takes skill and dexterity to get through the levels. Again, for the most part.

The story is pretty lax. There's a tiny movie at the beginning and the end. Basically, you're a TV and your TV buddies are captured. You collect them and free them from captivity. That's it. Where it shines, though, is the style. The artwork for it is beautiful and I really enjoyed the general look of the entire game. Some areas seemed to pop more than others and being stuck in certain worlds made me grow tired of their appearance, but for the most part it was a lovely looking game.

Gameplay is where the game both shines and falls flat. Chapters 1, 2, and the first half of 3 were great. The controls felt tight and responsive, though there were some minor pitfalls. The second half of Chapter 3, however, introduced a lot of segments where you have to float upward while avoiding walls, spikes, etc. The problem with this is you are floaty. Too floaty. Nudge right or left fly halfway across the screen floaty. The worst offender is the finale of chapter 3 which may be the hardest level in the game by far. There were 2 or 3 of these air sections in total and they really got on my nerves by the 40th death or so. Note that before this level, the most deaths I've ever gotten in one level was 21 and I would not move to another until I 100% completed it by collecting all the TVs.

Level design was hit or miss. Some levels were awesome and harkened back to platformers of yore. My favourite addition was put into the third chapter and was well welcomed by myself and I'm sure anyone who played Donkey Kong Country...barrel cannons! These were utilized well and one level in particular used them nearly exclusively. That level may have been my favourite in the entire game. Where the level design fails, though, is when it relies too much on making you wait or keeping you moving. Almost every level has a boss enemy that chases you. These enemies are unkillable and never stop, so you must keep moving, too. Add onto the completely broken mechanic of there being laser gates that open and close at set intervals and pillars that can smash you and occasionally you're thrown into many unwinnable situations. Sometimes beating a level is more luck based than skill based since the timing isn't always 100% the same each time you reload.

I also noticed frustrations in controlling your character that didn't matter much in earlier levels but did a TON in later ones: walljumping is performed by being close to a wall and pressing the jump button. Your hitbox is large. A lot of times you will walljump without meaning to and cause your own inadvertent death. Second, any button at all triggers the Kong barrels. If you are running into one and do not let go of the direction button in time, you will be shot out in an instant. This has caused me some unneeded strife in later levels.

There's also a few glitches in the game, too. One that can be both good and bad depending on how its used is some objects do not obey pausing the game. For example, there are turrets that shoot insta-kill fireballs. If you pause the game, the fireballs still travel forward. So too do the smashing pillars raise and lower and the laser gates open and close. This is a horrible design choice if you expect the player to have to pause for any reason. I had to go take a bathroom break halfway through a level in Chapter 4 only to unpause the game and die before I even see what happened. After experimentation, I find out the glitch I mentioned above. Honestly, it wouldn't have hurt to know earlier both to avoid deaths like that and to maybe even the playing field when it comes to those levels where you both have to constantly move but paradoxically wait for a path to open up.

Finally, let's talk about achievements. The ones in this game are really easy to get and if you beat the entire game, you WILL get all of them with the possible exception of the 1000 deaths one. (I had to spam kill myself after beating the game to pick it up). This is all well and good, but there is NO reward for beating the game. Even worse is that the collect x amount of TVs achievements will be maxed out by 100%ing chapter 3, making chapter 4 almost pointless to play unless you really enjoy the game. And by that point, you won't. If you do druge on like I did and 100% the entire game, collecting all TVs and conquer all 80 stages, you are greeted with a short cutscene saying "The End, Thanks For Playing". This is the very same scene you get for just beating the levels without collecting all TVs. In other words, there is no incentive to actually 100% the game. You'll have all the collection achievements by the end of chapter 3 and all the unlockable costumes by the middle of chapter 2.

In conclusion, for completionists this is a terrible game. The glitches and the control gripes make 100% clearing it a chore and you are given nothing in return if you do. For the casual platformer fan, though, this could be a nice diversion or alternative to other games out there. For the price, I do feel it's mostly worth it, but I can't really recommend it as the flaws outweigh what's great. I liked the game, but after about 75% of it I began to tire of it and only continued on to see what it had to offer. I made it that far, might as well complete it. But I was only met with disappointment and a longing for something a little more polished.
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