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S&S; Mobile Review: McPixel for Android

Posted on the 03 September 2012 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii
Title: McPixel
Format: Android/iOS
Release Date: 08/27/2012
Publisher: Sos
Developer: Sos
Price: 2.99
ESRB Rating: Unrated

S&S; Mobile Review: McPixel for Android
If you pay any attention to the indie scene then no doubt you have heard of McPixel. A game that is great on the PC seemed like a perfect fit for phone and tablets, and believe me when I say it is.
In McPixel you play as a wannabe MacGyver as he attempts to diffuse bombs in all sorts of crazy situations. The graphics are pixilated and simple which gives the game a little more character than if it were any other way. The presentation is great and even the menus don't fall too far off from the actual game itself. The music was great, but nothing extraordinary, which for a game of this nature shouldn't be expected.
S&S; Mobile Review: McPixel for Android
The gameplay is very reminiscent of the fast-paced minigames of Wario-Ware, in that they are very much trial and error affairs. There are 5 chapters, and within each chapter are several levels. In these levels you must find a way to diffuse, or dispose of a bomb that is usually hidden. The way to do this is by taking one thing in the scene, and using on another thing all within 15 seconds, the game never really goes away from that formula. The game is very obscure and there isn't much hint or indication on how to go about doing it, which is why you will most likely play through each level several times. There are bonus levels you can unlock by completing three levels in a row, which is incentive enough to go back real quick and complete the levels, although the bonus stages are even more obscure and weird.
The levels are all very well put together and humorous, many of them being parodies of popular movies. Once you start playing it is hard to stop, even though the game also recommend you not play for extended amounts of time for the best experience.
I had a great time with McPixel on the PC but with the addition of touchscreen controls and being able to play it on the run, I truly believe the this version is the best version of McPixel
S&S Rating: 9/10 @Masjord

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