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Android App Video Review: McPixel

by Andrew Koziara

McPixel is one of the most bizarre and entertaining games to come out this year. From the moment of its inception by developer SOS, it was destined to be a cult classic. To put it in a nutshell, it's a challenge based point and click adventure game that thrives on random situational humor, mostly at the expense of its main character, McPixel. Its retro aesthetics are the very opposite of pleasing, yet match the quirkiness of the game perfectly. This is definitely the game to get if you want something a bit different.

So essentially, it's up to you to stop explosions. lots and lots of explosions. In each level of each level pack, you'll have twenty seconds to interact with your environment to prevent whatever explosive is around, whether it's throwing a torpedo out the window of a submarine (defying all logic), or sacrificing a virgin to the angry volcano god. If you find all the jokes and gags in the six levels in a pack, you also get a bonus level. There are four worlds with three level packs each, an ending world, and an endless mode that lets you replay old levels.

To be honest, the randomness of the puzzles can be a bit frustrating at times, but that's all part of the charm. How were you to know that you had to smack that DJ with something so that he'd throw his record at you, miss, and cut someone's afro in half, carrying the bomb out of the club? Odd combinations and chains of events like this are often the solution, but brilliantly, some puzzles are absolutely blatant and clear as day about the solution, only you might be conditioned not to try the obvious solution at that point. This game is just packed with hilarity and variety, and it's completely original to boot. If you still have reservations, there is a lite version to try. Otherwise, McPixel can currently be yours for the price of three dollars.

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