- 200+ Mini-Games & 10 Boss Games – including revisited Atari’s classics
- Hip Urban and Street Culture Designs
- Custom Smart Playlists – gamers can manage their own mini-games playlists
- HOTPXL.com – a web 2.0 style online community and store offering downloads and the ability to purchase new mini-games and playlists
- Cognitive Gameplay – gamer profile is measured and the challenges are tuned to each player’s skills
List Price: $9.99
Hot Pixel Description
Cognitive Gameplay – gamer profile is measured and the challenges are tuned to each player’s skills..
Reviews By P. Webb : Date October 7, 2007
A microgame package w/200 some games, funky(in a bad way kind of )graphics, and forced weird “adult” humour make this feel and play like the dumbed down and sleazy version of a WWare game. Made by Atari the game does have high points when TEMPEST, ZAXXON, LUNAR LANDER and other aracade classics are given a turn in the mix but these retro segments are all to brief, and before you know it its back to more “zany” movies of the supposed lead character of the alleged story (who is kind of nauseating) Their is some unlockable content(boss games,etc) and it can be fun in brief sessions, but in the end it ends up feeling like a ripoff of a much better series of games and just a bit above alot of HB style games in that it doesn’t crash. The pixelated asthetic and gathering of pixels tries to give an old flavor to the game sometimes it suceeds and sometimes it just looks cheap and old. There is an extra set of 70 downloadable games they can be played one at a time or in “playslists”. Its a decent rental for MICROGAME fans and a possible purchase at under 20 for the casual gamer but 200 hundred more microgames harder difficulty and Zero movies of the DORKY GUY would have helped this package out alot.
Reviews By Brian : Date April 26, 2008
The actual mini games in Hot Pixel are pretty good. However, in between games there are often lame video clips and useless animations that take away from the gameplay. I think Atari actually tried too hard on the presentation and hurt themselves in the process. You can unlock games to be played at your own pace, “Xtras”, which track high scores and justify a $10 price tag by themselves. Also, you can download 70 more minigames from the following website: http://www.hotpxl.
Reviews By Richard Baker : Date March 29, 2012
The Good: 200+ mini games, good sense of style, multiplayer is a plus, downloadable content
The Bad: Gets old fast, everything feelings like a sample instead of a game
I played Hot PXL back when it came out in Europe and I have to say it felt a lot like Wario Ware but with its own sense of style. While some of the games are more grotesque and leaned toward teens and adults the game is still fun for a while. Some of the mini games range from dialing a number in a certain time to steering clear of a pink pixel for 3 seconds.
While these 200 some mini games are fun you can blow through them in one sitting. There is a downloadable content pack available that has an extra 70 mini games or so but these don’t last long either. While multiplayer mode is interesting it’s over too quick. There really isn’t much to say here but to play it. There a bunch of 3 seconds mini-games; go figure. If you’re bored with the recent mini-game compilations then pick up Hot PXL.