McPixel is a save-the-day guy that you guide through short challenges in an oldschool point'n'click fashion. The goal in each challenge is to prevent stuff from blowing up using available tools! You have only 20 seconds to save the day! Think quick!
McPixel consists of point and click micro games with the average round taking 10 seconds. The gameplay doesn’t stack up to the likes of Wario Ware and it doesn’t succeed at what point and clicks are traditionally good at. I didn't find the gameplay engaging and the reward of seeing the different entertaining animations from the resulting wrong combinations of clicks only made playing the game worth it for a few levels and beating a few levels takes just a few minutes.
At first, I did smile and chuckle while playing the game but for me that wore off quickly and it started to get unpleasant and grating. Appropriately, but less enjoyably the soundtrack was as basic and repetitive as the gameplay. Cut scenes can be skipped which minimizes their repetition and helps make the game play very quickly which is great. Those who enjoy the gameplay or outcome animations will rarely be bogged down.
I consider the value of this game to be more something you should try for a novel experience but that's about it. I don't consider it a must play game.
I tried this on my turn of the century laptop and the game runs perfectly. The developer has a beyond ideal approach to DRM so it is worth buying the game just for that like many have already done. I bought it twice due to the DRM approach though I bought it on sale and had I paid the current full price of $5 I would have been disappointed.
As an aside, the sound can only be toggled on and off which is always a nuisance for me.
Highest Rated (7 agree) 10/10
McPixel is Sam&Max on steroids.
Monkey Island on cocaine.
King's Quest on peyotl.
Where's Waldo on speed.
It's fast, furious, insane, ridiculous, hilarious, over-the-top, explosive, beautiful, inventive, original.
McPixel is point-and-click. Superlative point-and-click. Playable in small bites, highly brain-damaging in big chunks.
Sos Sosowski at his best. There's no word for this stuff. Play it, that's all.
Jul 10 2012 by Hyeron