Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie. Includes Steam Achievements, Cloud, and Leaderboards!
User reviews: Very Positive (268 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 20, 2010

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Reviews

"The game stands alone when compared to other highly acclaimed downloadable titles, due in large part to the game's devious puzzle design, entertaining writing, and striking artistic style." - Game Informer Magazine
"Satisfying with a near-perfect consistency throughout." – Destructoid, 95 out of 100
"The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom’s creative challenges play with your emotions, deftly alternating between making you feel like a genius and an absolute buffoon." - GamePro, 90 out of 100
 

About This Game

Create your own paradox… for the love of pie
Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie. Record yourself and harness your time bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past present and future selves. Winterbottom’s debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space and play.
Join Winterbottom on his award winning debut Misadventures as he travels through over 80 unique puzzles. Winterbottom causes mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP (Service Pack 1 or higher) / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.0 GHZ processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB on XP, 768 MB on Vista/7
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible 128 MB video card with Shader Model 2.0, GeForce 6200 or better, Radeon X1300 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP (Service Pack 1 or higher) / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1.0 GB on XP, 1.5 GB on Vista/7
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800 GT or Radeon HD3600
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
THE PIE IS NOT A LIE!

Short Verdict: A good puzzle game, despite its flaws. Requires you to think fast, too. Last but not least, it's cheap.

Overview: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is basically a puzzle game in which you control Winterbottom to create and manage clones in some sort of time controlling mechanics in order to collect all pies in each level. Although it's a puzzle game in essence, you'll also need a bit of dexterity and precision in some levels.

Pros:
  • Beautiful 2D graphics with a lot of personality
  • Great BGM, perfect for the setting of the game
  • If I counted right, there are 50 main story levels, plus 30 challenges
  • Most of the puzzles are smart and rewarding when you figure them out
  • The level hints sometimes provide a slight help, but they don't spoonfeed you--they really hit the mark
  • Even the clones characteristics and the conditions for being able to collect pies change between the 5 sets of levels, adding a lot to the puzzles

Cons:
  • Even though my computer runs modern games with no problems, Winterbottom lagged in some levels (my pc told me something about the color scheme, but I didn't try changing it)
  • The learning curve is messy--the first set of levels is ridiculously easy, then the second quickly becomes insanely hard, and after that it finally hits the mark. Seems to me like lack of planning or of proper tutorials, and I almost threw the towel on the second set of levels.
  • I personally hate it when a puzzle game requires ridiculous precision and perfect movements--puzzle games should be about thinking hard enough, not attempting the same thing over and over again until you just find the perfect spot and the perfect timing
  • Some of the main levels (and quite a few challenges) are uninspired and just plain boring to play. I have to mention the very first challenge level, which is probably one of the most stupid ones and almost made me give up on all challenges. Make sure you try at the least a few of the other challenges.

Bought on: Steam Store for R$ 1,99 (US$ 1.24 on the US store at the same time).

Verdict: All things considered, it's a good puzzle game. Yes, it has some flaws and can be infuriating sometimes. Just keep in mind that this is NOT a zen puzzle game and you'll be required to move quickly and think fast all the time. But most of the game is fun, especially if you consider how much I've payed for it. It's also worth its full price, I think.

Similar games: People call it a clone from Braid, which I haven't played, so I guess they probably have their similarities. I could also say it slightly reminds me of Toki Tori, for the puzzle solving and the ability to control time.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
ZzzZZzzZzz you can litrally exploit to win in most areas, take a hike indie tripe.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Fun puzzle game with challenge levels. A different mechanic is introduced in each area make it a change of pace and a refreshing playthrough. Well put together and worth a look into
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Time-paradox puzzle-platformer. Worth playing for the soundtrack alone. Years after I played this game, the soundtrack still haunts me.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
I opened Steam on a rather cool night
To search for a new game
One that looked right
As I browsed the recommendation
A curious title
Aroused my temptation
A platformer of unique flavor
Developed by The Odd Gentlemen,
This game I could not waiver

With my download complete
And my attention still
To enjoy this retreat
Oh you know the drill,
Jump and consume
The stuff before you,
That much I assume

But no this game is more
Time shifting mechanics,
The kind I adore
To collect all the pies
With clever levels
All pleasant to my eyes,
Not a single moment wasted
All puzzles so clever
Twas not like any I've ever tasted

I should end this rant
With a final statement
Even though I just can't
If you're a lover of this style
Then buy it will you
I promise its worthwhile






(Takes a bow and walks off stage)
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