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Savin' the day, the McPixel way!

There's a bomb somewhere in the building/house/deserted island/whale/castle/school/outer space/(insert location here)! You've got twenty seconds to defuse it! What would you do?

Be a complete idiot, apparently.

In this cross between WarioWare and Leisure Suit Larry, follow the adventures of adventure man, jack-of-all-trades and general vandal McPixel as he finds himself in various cliffhanger situations, and has only 20 seconds to save the day with a mixture of cartoon logic and wanton destruction.

Available here and through Steam.


This game provides examples of:

  • 100% Completion: Clearing a scene only nets you a silver ranking. Getting a gold ranking requires you to do every single thing you can do within a scene.
  • Affectionate Parody: MacGyver (1985)... on drugs.
  • Appease the Volcano God: As described below in Unexpected Virgin.
  • Ass Shove: A possible solution to a disturbing amount of puzzles.
  • Bomb Disposal: The premise of the game is essentially "Bomb Disposal on drugs".
  • Butt-Monkey: There's a certain old man who appears at least once in every chapter that gets abused in various upsetting ways, such as being thrown off a bridge, out an elevator, out of a train, or having Mcpixel climb inside of him to safely detonate the bomb.
  • The Cameo: A "Space Butterfly" level that was added at the request of Jesse Cox. PewDiePie, the Bro, Stephano and a Barrel appear in the same DLC set.
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  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Chapter 4, Round 1, Level 4. McPixel gets hammered off a drink that's 1% alcohol and Groin Attacks Guy Fawkes. Can't hold it literally, either.
  • Cheek Copy: A possible answer to Chapter 2, Round 2, Level 4. It still explodes the building.
  • Cloud Cuckooland: McPixel is just the tip of the iceberg; don't expect anyone—or anything for that matter—in the game to act in any sort of logically predictable manner.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: McPixel's task is to make sure the bomb doesn't blow up, no one said anything about making sure bystanders don't get hurt or used as battering rams.
  • Digital Piracy Is Okay: The developer even handed out promo codes for the game on a torrent page on The Pirate Bay. This gave the game a lot of publicity, which TPB's organizers helped along by modifying their logo to resemble McPixel's. Article linkie.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Invoked to stop a bomb on the moon.
  • Engineered Heroics: One of the extras for 100% Completion is a scene in which McPixel sends out the bombs he defuses.
  • Feed It a Bomb: As noted under Jumping on a Grenade, this is sometimes a solution.
  • Gasshole: One of the extras for 100% Completion is a "Fart-Along" rhythm game.
  • Groin Attack: Whenever McPixel interacts with a person, his first action will be a kick to the groin.
  • Idiot Hero: The titular protaganist, of course! And lucky for him it's one of the few universes where one has to be an idiot in order to win.
  • Jumping on a Grenade: And sometimes, eating the grenade. 50% of the time, it works. The other fifty percent, everything else explodes.


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