[Nintendo Switch] McPixel 3 Review

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McPixel 3 from Sos Sosowski and Devolver Digital is a video game. Want to learn more? Then check our McPixel 3 review!

McPixel 3 from Sos Sosowski and Devolver Digital is a video game. That much is clear. It’s available for download on Nintendo Switch, and after booting it up, a screen will let you know that you can use the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con to control the titular McPixel. What else can you expect? Since this game has a 3 right there in its name, you’d assume that there must be two previous entries to play. And while you can indeed find McPixel, there’s no McPixel 2. You can learn more about this lost game in the unmaking video below.

As for Mc Pixel 3? It’s a bizarre experience that you have to play on Nintendo Switch! It’s a game with 100 levels packed with weird situations and plenty of mini-games to keep you busy. You’ll get a feel of what to expect from this one as soon as you start to play. You’ll use the left analog stick or the D-Pad to walk around and can interact with the A button. The game will show you a bomb with a lit fuse and asks that you grab it with the aforementioned A button. Simple, right?

After that, a table will be shown, and you’ll have to place the bomb there. The next step would probably be to run away from the bomb that could end up going boom at any time, but you’ll instead sit down at the table and use a fork and knife to eat it. But wait… there’s more! You’ve eaten the bomb and must now dispose of it as soon as possible. The fastest way is to poop it, so you’ll sit on the toilet that will pop up. Once there, you will race against the clock to assemble the recently ingested bomb so that you can poop it in one push. This is McPixel 3.

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There are many things for you to work on since McPixel is a save-the-day kinda guy with many skills that can prove to be extremely useful. You never know when a house might be on fire, and only McPixel can save the house and its elderly inhabitant by drinking a lot of water so that he can use his mighty urine cannon to put out the fire before it’s too late! Maybe he’ll need to summon his inner interstellar pilot to command a spaceship to destroy the many asteroids on a course toward crashing into a space station. The sky is the limit! Or not, since you can go into space.

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Depending on how many objectives you complete in each level, you’ll be rewarded with some bonus coins. Complete all objectives – no matter how weird they are – and you’ll be rewarded with extra bonus bonus coins! To give you a better idea of what you can and can’t interact with, you can press the X button to highlight all interactive items to make things easier for you. This is something you should do only after giving each set of levels a try since you’ll be able to replay the ones that you fail over and over again until you find a solution. You can also press the B button to skip any cutscenes you’ve already seen so that you can speed up the whole process.

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McPixel 3 does its name justice by giving us a MacGyver-type character that will try some bizarre solutions to the many situations it will run into, all wrapped in a fun pixel presentation. Most of the puzzles don’t make sense, but that’s a big part of the experience. If you want to 100% the game and find all of the gags, you’ll have to replay some of the levels to complete the sequences you missed out on while you do what McPixel does best – that’s save-the-day in case you forgot. Oh, and be sure to say hi to Steve! McPixel 3 is out on Nintendo Switch with a $9.99 asking price, and it’s one you should definitely check out!

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This McPixel 3 review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Devolver Digital.

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