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 (505 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
29 of 30 people (97%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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8 of 8 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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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Mechanic Escape is a game that I recommend because:
- have a good price
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a indie game
- have trading cards

Enjoy!
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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
I got this game for free but I definitely would pay for it! Fun, challenging, nice scenarios and many levels! Buy it, it's totally worth it. Though leaderboards would be a nice add and some different achievements too (like getting all golden stars).

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Well, I got some mixed feeling about this game.

First 3 chapters are very easy and kinda boring. Getting perfect runs and 100% achievements wasn't a big deal at all.
After 4 hours of playing and getting 100% I was going to uninstall it but it turned out that there is one more final chapter.
And well... That last one was challenging and definitely worth playing. I felt like it was a different game.

tl;dr version:

6/10, worth playing if you don't have anything better to do.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
In this semi-hardcore platformer you assume the role of Mech, a tv on a mission to save his friends and escape the ruthless machines. It's a very simple platformer with basic controls, you move around and jump. At first the controls felt a bit "floaty" but it only took a couple of minutes to get used to and after a few levels it felt really solid. You speedrun through the levels and collect tvs, it's a great and simple concept.

The levels are really well made and even if I missed some collectibles along the way it didn't really bother me. Since the game is so fast paced I didn't mind retrying a level a couple of times until I could collect everything.

The downside to this game is that it feels abandoned in a way. It times your run on each level but there's no use for it really. The lack of leaderboard is a dissapointment because it has the potential to offer some real good competition and replay value. The other thing are the achievements, they are just one big grind. I'm not surprised that the most rare achievement is "Die 1000 times" because you probably won't play the game again after you finish it. There's no reason to keep collecting all the tvs either after the third chapter because at that point you already got the achievement for the collectibles. But then again, not everyone is obsessed with achievements (Don't judge me!).

So if you enjoy platformers, you like to go fast and you're not too obsessed with the lack of achievements and leaderboards there's a good chance you will enjoy this game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Mechanic Escape is a really fun and challenging platformer and I reccomend trying it out for yourself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Awesome Game! I like that game very much!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Challenging Speed Platformer with elements from games like Super Meat Boy and Bit.Trip Runner with Rayman style art! Needless to say Mechanic Escape is a gorgeous fast-paced and fun platformer where you play as a TV and collect TV's... what more could you want? However, I did enjoy it like everything it still had it's pro's and cons which I will explain.

Pro's:
♦ Awesome Graphics and level designs (Similar to Rayman)
♦ Challenging like all good Platformers should be (Not too challenging that it takes away the fun)
♦ Easy but good Achievements (Mainly for just playing the game)
♦ Aspects such as Time and Starring for 100% completion to make you want to replay levels (This is great as it keeps the levels interesting and gives you something to do once you have finished the levels)
♦ Steam Trading Cards
♦ Controls that just seem to work (Pressing the up arrow allows you to jump, what more could you want?)
♦ Great number of levels (Not too many and not too little)
♦ Constantly adding new things to levels the further you get in the game (This made the game more interesting as you didn't know what to expect per level)
♦ Every level was different and had some uniqueness to it (No one level felt like the last etc)
♦ Unlockable Character Skins (This keeps your TV looking sexy, what more could you want than a sexy looking TV?)

Con's
♦ Lacking Storyline (There was little to no storyline which kind of ruined the game. Needless to say when you beat a Chapter and went to the next there could have been a cinematic which lead up to the final cinematic but there wasn't)
♦ Final Cinematic didn't make much sense (This was disappointing as I expected something more)
♦ Last levels of each Chapter were the same as any other level (There was nothing to distinguish that you were playing the last level of a Chapter or the first, which was annoying as they could have added in bosses or something unique just to symbolize it was the last level of the Chapter)
♦ Jumping sometimes seemed weird (Jumping from ropes seemed like you had a delay and when in the air sometimes if you pressed left or right you'd go flying which was annoying)
♦ No highscores (This would have made the game as each level had number of deaths and time. The game could have had level highscores based on fastest time and number of deaths which would have increased the fun even more)
♦ Level lengths varied (Some levels seemed way shorter than others for absolutely no reason at all)

Overall, even though there could have been a better storyline, highscores and jumping could have been better in a few situations... there are still many many pro's that make the game worth checking out. So, if you love Platformers with aspects of Super Meat Boy, Bit.Trip Runner with Rayman style graphics than I'd definitely recommend you check this out. Plus it's only $5 and you'll get over 8 hours out of it, so I enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

PS: You get to play as a TV collecting TV's... what could be more better than that?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
A very fun game, to run and enjoy xD while dying over and over, and be followed by some machine creature who wants to eat your flesh o.o .... freakin not cool... , the game is good for resting .. <3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
There's not much of a learning curve with Mechanic Escape, even the controls are pretty basic. Still, sometimes all you need are the basics to have a game that is entertaining to pick-up and play; or spend hours without even realising it. In the vein of Super Meat Boy, Mechanic Escape's mechanics are simple - double jumps, jumps, moving back and forth - but the environment becomes your enemy as you rescue television sets in stylised platform chapters involving everything from exploding cogs to zappy-zap beams.

If you are looking for something cheap and cheerful, then this is it. If you enjoyed Super Meat Boy, and some of the fast-paced, but still relatively easy-going playstyle of Rayman, then you'll enjoy Mechanic Escape.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I got this game in a bundle, and I didn't expect to enjoy it so much!
A speedrun platform with ultra response controls, nice animations, nice music, challenge balanced and a lot of fun!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Better than Temple Run.

9.9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
This a cool game to play when u have a free time :)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Masochist? Now I can really know what this means on this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
fun
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Be prepared to die... a lot!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I've came to the conclusion the end goal of this game is to make you break your actual TV in anger so you have to buy a new one. Marketing at it's finest. 10/10.
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