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Ice Breaker ← Preceded by - Pixel Pop - Followed by → Flash Cat
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Released January 7, 2009
Play It Nitrome.com
Awards None
Levels 15
Game Type Main
Genre Arcade, rhythm
Controls
Instr-keyboard

PC Mouse Left Click - Click/ Click and Hold

Credits Artwork
Simon Hunter
Programming
Aaron Steed
Music
Dave Cowen
Music Easy
Pixel Pop Easy

Medium
Pixel Pop Medium

Hard & Menu
Pixel Pop Hard

Pixel Pop is a rhythmic arcade game released January 7, 2009. The player's goal is to follow the beat of the music and complete each of the rounds showcasing different scenarios.


Controls

PC Mouse Left Click Mouse - Click or click and hold for an action, depending on the level played.

Levels

There are 15 levels in the game, divided by 3 difficulties; easy, medium, and hard. With each change in difficulty comes a new song, more complex than the last.

Difficulty 1 - Easy

Level 1

Play as a superhero and chop flying apples and watermelons while avoiding bombs. The first level in the game, and one of the easiest.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop Level 101:25

Nitrome - Pixel Pop Level 1

Level 2

Take over the city as a dinosaur! Kick away tanks and punch out planes that attempt to slow that dino down. Slightly harder then the last level, introducing 2 elements to control, and is one of the four levels to do so.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop Level 2 How To01:37

Nitrome - Pixel Pop Level 2 How To

Level 3

Run through the desert and hop over, and duck under the cacti that are the only hazards that stop the character from achieving inner peace. This level requires players to both click and double-click.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop Level 301:35

Nitrome - Pixel Pop Level 3

Level 4

Stop the mice before they invade home! Play as a cat and capture all the mice that come near. This level requires to control a cat's paw through 3 columns that the mice travel by. One of four levels that involves players to control more then one element.

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Level 4 begins at 1:43 in the below video
Pixel Pop Easy Levels 3-403:18

Pixel Pop Easy Levels 3-4

Level 5 - MixTape 1

All 4 previous levels combined.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop Last easy level01:36

Nitrome - Pixel Pop Last easy level


Difficulty 2 - Medium

Level 1

Drive a stake through the vampires before they attack! Thin vampires take one stake, while the larger ones take two.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop Medium Level 101:35

Nitrome - Pixel Pop Medium Level 1

Level 2

Dunk the biscuits and enjoy some coffee. Click and hold the biscuits until they fill. Rectangular biscuits take twice as long as round ones. The first level that requires players to click-and-hold.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop Medium Level 2 How To01:35

Nitrome - Pixel Pop Medium Level 2 How To

Level 3

Invade the farm! Steal away the cows and zap the farmers before they rebel. One of the 4 levels that involves players to control more than one thing.

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Pixel Pop Medium Level 301:36

Pixel Pop Medium Level 3

Level 4

Blow berries into a bottle and make juice. Play as a cloud and blow falling berries into the bottle. Don't let them drop to the sea or miss the opening, or the end shall be juiceless. This level requires players to click and hold when blowing berries.

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Pixel Pop Medium Level 401:32

Pixel Pop Medium Level 4

Level 5 - MixTape 2

A mix of the 4 previous levels, and the last level of the second difficulty.

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Let's Play Pixel Pop Ep 2-Mix Tape and more10:07

Let's Play Pixel Pop Ep 2-Mix Tape and more


Difficulty 3 (Final) - Hard

Level 1

Play as a Siamese dog and bark to the same notions as a cat. This is the last level to feature controlling more than one object.

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Nitrome - Pixel Pop How To beat the Siamese Dog level00:42

Nitrome - Pixel Pop How To beat the Siamese Dog level

Level 2

Play as a bird and pick the worms out of the apple! Thin worms only take one peck, while large, green worms requires players to click and hold.

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Pixel pop Nitrome hard level bird01:45

Pixel pop Nitrome hard level bird

Level 3

Play as a man with quite an appetite, eat the food! Pink sushi takes one beat to eat, sushi takes 2 beats, and hot dogs take 4. Open the mouth by clicking when food reaches the line.

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Pixel Pop Hard Level 3

Level 4

Play as the ghostbusters trying to capture ghosts along the castle. Follow their movements to the trap; if the player misses one though, the player will get slimed.

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Pixel Pop Hard Level 401:33

Pixel Pop Hard Level 4

Level 5 – MixTape 3 (Final)

Play the last four levels mixed together to the beat of Pixel Pop’s theme song. Beating this level finishes the game!

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Pixel pop nitrome hard level mix up01:50

Pixel pop nitrome hard level mix up

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Ending

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The word "Congratulations" in the ending changes colors rapidly, going through all the colors of the rainbow. The fireworks also change color.


Gallery

 

Glitches

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Pixel Pop glitch

The freezing screen glitch

  • On the fifth level of Pixel Pop (level one on medium mode), if the player loses the level the game will sometimes freeze the screen, but the sound in the background will keep playing as if they are playing the level over.
  • Also on the fifth level, occasionally some of the lids from the coffins will be gone. They return when the vampire comes out of the coffin, or if the player refreshes the tab.
  • If player quits during the game, he/she will lose two or three hearts with one miss. Sometimes all hearts will be lost, which will freeze the game, but the music will still continue to play.

Trivia

  • Two of the characters in Pixel Pop are similar to two movie character:
    • The superhero is similar to the superhero Ultraman.
    • The dinosaur is similar to Godzilla.
  • Pixel Pop is actually a type of music, similar to the music used in-game.
  • In level two of Rubble Trouble Tokyo, a building has the male superhero dancing and another building with the dinosaur dancing as well. The other building has a pixelated gorilla beating his chest.
  • The Nitrome.com 2.0 icon of Pixel Pop has the exact cartridge appearance of a Nitrome.com 2.0 NES game, even though this game is not an NES game as it has a start-up that parodies the startup Commodore 64, while the NES's startup is different. Furthermore, the graphics are different than regular NES games.
  • The game is similar to the Rhythm Heaven series.
  • Pixel Pop is the only Nitrome game which cannot be muted.
  • Unlike most Nitrome games that show fake blood (such as green blood), Pixel Pop is the first and only game to show actual blood. On the vampire level (first level of the second set), when the player misses a vampire, a vampire will appear on the screen with red blood around the edges of the screen.

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