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McPixel (iOS) review - 20 seconds to save the world

A soft-bellied man in a red shirt and blue jeans has 20 seconds to stop a volcano from erupting and killing the population of a tropical island. He stands at the lip of the fuming crater. To his right are a dog bone, a cow, and a young woman, and to his left a sign reads "Insert virgin." Ignoring the sign, the man grabs the dog bone and pushes it deep inside the cow's rectum. A heart appears over the cow's head and the volcano erupts. Everyone dies. That scene is a representative slice of McPixel, a collection of point-and-click mini-games now available on iOS. McPixel has two clear inspirations: first MacGyver, the 1980s television series in which a secret agent combines practical scientific knowledge with household supplies to survive life and death scenarios; and secondly,...

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