The Basement Collection
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The Basement Collection is a compilation of 9 award winning indie games by Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. All of the games featured in the collection have been revamped and updated, featuring bonus chapters, new music, art and other extras.
The Basement Collection includes:
Aether (an exploration adventure game)
Time Fcuk (a dark puzzle game)
Spewer (a physics based platformer)
Meat Boy (the super meat boy prototype)
Grey Matter (an anti shooter)
Coil (an experimental game)
Triachnid (a physics based spider sim)
The collection also features 2 secret unlockable games and tons of unlockable comics, sketch books and even never before scene stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie.
8 full games, featuring new content, achievements and development extras.
8 unlockable extras featuring bonus games, comics, sketch books and videos.
A full collection soundtrack, featuring over 30 full length tracks from games featured as well as fan made bonus tracks.
Over 30 minutes of audio interviews.
Over 20 minutes of video extras from Indie Game: The Movie, (15 minutes of never before scene footage).
Over 15 pages of development sketches and character designs.
Fun mix.Furrek | June 22, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
For low price you are getting a really great and fun to play games. There are 9 games in total, but Meat Boy is probably the most popular. Even as prototype game it's great fun. There is just one thing that destroys this perfection. Optimization. Even on great machines, these games can be slow and laggy. Not everyone is like that, but sadly the best one (in my opinion) Meat Boy have this problem. There won't be realesed any patches for this, not sure why but well. You might be the lucky one and have everything working fine. For a collection there are plenty of things to unlock - if you are interested in Edmund McMillen works, this collection is for you. If you are looking for some nice indie games - you should also check it. Each game is different from another so you won't get bored. Also, like I said, it have original Meat Boy! For this game alone the full price, which is low, The Basement Collection is worth getting.
More Than ExpectedPredatorDrone18 | June 8, 2014 | See all PredatorDrone18's reviews »
For the mere dollars that I paid for this game, I expected a few cheap games that would keep me entertained for an hour. I was very wrong. Every game that comes in this pack is as fun and addicting as the last. I played this collection for hours on end without it getting old. All of the games are very simple, but well thought out and excellently created. Every game included is a fun and unique experience that feels completely original and totally brilliant. I would recommend this game to anyone who wants to play some awesome games on a budget.
A Pack of Gems (As If Anyone Expected Otherwise)Wiesler | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Given how flawless Binding of Isaac and Super Meatboy were, you might be curious about McMillen's previous work. Well, I'll save you some time, this bundle is a great mix of video games, art, music and insight.
Here are just a few highlights. There is an excellent puzzle platformer with a twisted story called Time Fcuk, that feels like a more methodical, but equally brutal, Super Meat Boy. There is a very mysterious and whimsical adventure game called Aether, which has you exploring /solving other planets with your pet/friend alien. At this price, this is a steal for a great collection of fantastic games, and bonus features of a great video game maker.
Indie Package - Coolest package everleodiblack | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all leodiblack's reviews »
Have you heard about Edmund McMillen? Indie game the movie? The Binding of Isaac? Super Meat Boy?
Well this is a masterpiece coming from his mind
The basement collection is a pack of very cool indie games, the curious spewer, the original meat boy game, the spectacular Time Fcuk! oh God is steve!!
Besides, look the price, a pack of indie games coming from Mr. McMillen that you are going to love. Now go ahead and add it to the basket, believe me it's a "must play" game
An eclectic mixethanjroberts | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all ethanjroberts's reviews »
If you enjoyed any previous games by Edmund, this is definitely worth a shot.
You'll fall in love with games like Aether and become hopelessly addicted to something like Spewer or Meat Boy. There's plenty of variety here, with interesting ideas and mechanics in every title, all tied together with Edmund's unique aesthetic.
The game is filled with unlock-able extras and features that show you behind the scenes and even allow you to play alpha versions of games like Aether & Spewer. This is truly a collection for the fans, but also for people who perhaps want to try out some earlier work from one of the makers of Super Meat Boy.