McPixel for Android – Review
App Type: iPhone
Version #: 1.0.7
Price: 2.99User Rating:
Every now and then, a game comes along that’s so utterly stupid that you become instantly endeared to it. McPixel is just such a game. Having been one of the first ten games to successfully make it through Steam’s Greenlight program on the PC, the absurd point-and-click game has now made it to Android.
McPixel is perfectly suited to Android. It’s fast-paced, features simple graphics that nonetheless manage to be utterly hilarious, and it doesn’t require a lot of attention span. More like trial-and-error.
You control the eponymous McPixel. A heavily-pixellated idiot with nothing to say. The game essentially consists of 20-second scenarios in each of which you must prevent a bomb from exploding. Think 24, but well, faster and funnier.
In truth, there’s no real logic to the game. Solving the bomb puzzles doesn’t usually require much brainpower, and is a matter of trying out different things to see what works. It’s all so fast-paced though, that you’ll get plenty of chances to try and diffuse the bombs. Sometimes what you may think makes sense though, leads to hilariously failed results.
One such scenario involves a bomb in a hot dog on a tropical island beach (it really makes no sense). It seemed logical to pick up the hot dog, then pour ketchup on it to diffuse the fuse. However, if you pick up the bomb-dog and then go for the ketchup. McPixel simply throws the whole thing in his stupid face, blowing up the whole island.
The scenarios are many – varying from prehistoric caves to moving trains – and each contains plenty of things for you to point-and-click at. Perhaps a more sophisticated puzzle style of gameplay would keep your attention for longer, but there’s no denying that the sheer chaos of this 20-second-a-level game will leave you wanting to see more of the most moronic bomb-disposal expert on the planet.
We rate this app 4 out of 5 stars.
Article By Rob
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