Conclusion: What else can be said about Axel & Pixel that needs to be said? Axel & Pixel is an enjoyable experience through the brief moments that players are able to experience. Visually, it’s a wonderful addition to the Xbox Live Arcade.
Excerpt: Just about every frame of animation in Axel & Pixel is charismatic and humorous making the game an utter joy, even before you solve a puzzle. The dream world setting is another thing that reels you in before you’ve even interacted with it.
Excerpt: HIGH The surreal, abstract nature of the adventure. LOW Putting important collectibles in action sequences without checkpoints. WTF Pretty much everything you see on-screen. As a reviewer who spends a significant amount of time checking out smaller offerings from the various online console services,...
Conclusion: Walking Dead and the Monkey Island games are far better XBLA point-and-click experiences, however. Overall score average: 6.0 Score-to-Star Translation Guide: 5 stars: 9.01 to 10 (out of 10) 4.5 stars: 8.01 to 9 4 stars: 7.01 to 8 3.5 stars: 6.01 to 7 3 stars: 5.01 to 6 2.5 stars: 4.01 to 5 2 stars:...
Fun brainteaser art romp, with unexpected driving levels.
Common Sense Media
24 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this humorous, logic-based adventure can put brainy kids through a real mental workout. The puzzles are challenging, but all ultimately solvable. Which is why the three vehicle-based levels are such a disappointment.
Excerpt: Axel & Pixel is a puzzle game on the Xbox 360 with a few twists. This painter Axel and his dog Pixel embark upon a dangerous journey in Dreamworld. Players move the cursor around the screen finding items to interact with. Each screen requires a certain order for these interactions.
Excerpt: Is anyone else as surprised at the number of point-and-click adventure games popping up on XBLA? Granted, the number is still small, but for a genre that was thought to be dead outside a small dedicated PC audience, it's a big thing.
Summary: I approached " Axel and Pixel " not knowing what to expect but soon found that the presentation and gameplay really drew me in to the game which could be seen as a real sleeper hit on the XBLA service.