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A Pixel Story

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Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 24, 2017
Xbox OneFeb 24, 2017
PCMar 30, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Lamplight Studios

Publisher: Channel 4

Genres: Action, Platformer

A Pixel Story is a devious, old-school, 2D puzzle-platformer that charts the evolution of video games from the very beginning. You embark on an epic quest to the core of The System aided by the mystical powers unlocked by your Magical Teleportation Hat. As you progress through the four graphical generations your world becomes increasingly detailed and complicated, and your journey through video game history becomes ever more perilous. You must explore a colourful and diverse world, unlock the awesome power of your snappy Magical Teleportation Hat, traverse 6 large free-form zones, interact with a diverse range of NPCs, stop the evil OS and, of course, save the world.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fascinating journey through the visual history of 2D platformers, although the gameplay doesn’t always match the quality of the many classics it relies on for influence.

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A Pixel Story is a fun stroll through a computer that can be quite challenging at times. The story is engaging and the different characters that you meet along the way are both interesting and original (even if they were inspired by past games).

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Although I was ultimately bested by the game’s brutal difficulty, I can still recognize the excellent design philosophy at work here.

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A Pixel Story puts together a great, complete package that has a ton of ingenuity and fun to offer. From pits of lava and deadly spike traps to bright landscapes and colorful characters, the story unfolds in a great progression that adds more challenge and more reward the deeper that players explore into each of the substantially-sized generations.

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