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!
User reviews: Very Positive (597 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014
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Recommended By Curators

"It's fast, it looks great, it's challenging, but can be a bit frustrating if Super Meat Boy or Bit.Trip Runner are not your type of games."

Reviews

“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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
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 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. 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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
A shocking good time. Very addicting, yet very frustrating. If you die, you start from the beginning of the map. You can't go slow or the evil bot will kill you. You can't go fast or you will miss a jump and die. Either way, you're going to die eventually lol.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Nice physics, gameplay and music. If you have patience, you can complete all levels with gold stars.
Achievements are easy to unlock and will come as the game progresses.
9.5/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Do you know how hard it is to play a piece of meat?
Do you know how to be a rabbit from hell?
Have you ever seen snail watching TV?
If you know the answers to these questions then you just need to play this game!
You must buy it on the sale!
P.S. No, this game doesn't have a snail however it has many TV which you have to collect :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
i don't know why i enjoyed this game so much. the physics are really floaty. the story doesn't make ANY sense whatsoever. it's not really all that challenging at all, there are a lot of "just hold the right arrow key and the game will take you where you need to go" levels. but something about the gameplay itself is really addicting.

a good game to buy on sale if you're a fan of platformers, but i wouldn't buy it otherwise.
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