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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] One day Axel, a painter, and his dog Pixel, awaken trapped in a beautiful but perilous dream world of his own creation. Together, they must solve the mysteries of Axel's landscapes to get home. Guide Axel & Pixel through this awe-inspiring world to help Axel fulfill his greatest wish - to paint a picture of all four seasons in a single day. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. A quite marvelous piece of work. [Issue#53, p.104]
  2. Not quite mind-blowing, but still fun, and I hope to see another adventure or two out of this duo in the near future.
  3. Axel & Pixel is short and easy, and doesn’t really heap on the replay value. However, if you are looking for a fun night with a unique and charming title, then look no further.
  4. From the fanatical art style to giggle n’ grunts from Axel and his companion, this is certainly a step in the right direction and a great introduction into the point-and-click genre. I just hope Axel & Pixel return to our consoles in another adventure.
  5. Short and sweet but still satisfying. [Jan 2010, p.115]
  6. Axel and Pixel gets full credit for attempting to make a creative, artistic game, but the low difficulty and short length cause it to unfortunately fall short of the mark.
  7. Even though it's got loads of personality and it fully embraces its own craziness, it fails to be a sturdy combination of different game genres, and is just not fun enough to justify hunting through all those pixels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    Axel & Pixel is a fantastic games, have one of the most simple and addictive funny gameplays that I watch, is really funny and interesting. This is one of the most better games on Xbox Live Arcade. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    9
    --[THE GOOD]-- - The dream world is a thing of beauty, wonder, and absolute insanity - Simple and awesome point-and-click gameplay - Visually pleasing

    - Beautiful, charming soundtrack

    - Fantastic mini games


    --[THE BAD]--

    - Pixel hunting is maybe a bit too prevalent


    (Graphics) - [9] - The key graphical formula in Axel & Pixel is that of simple, hand-drawn cartoon characters against beautifully rendered real-life environments of the four seasons, each with their own special feel, with Spring featuring very subtle colours and a looming tone of that after-Winter feeling, while Winter itself is covered in soft-on-the-eyes whites, light blues and greys, with a strong emphasis on ice itself. It's definitely the most visually pleasing of the four seasons and there's an inescapable feeling of comfort and warmth along with it. In fact, the whole darn place is extremely pretty indeed. Each and every morsel of the dream world has a bit of life, magic and depth to it; some of the stuff around you has absolutely no significance to the game itself â
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