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The 2014 remake of the Edmund McMillen game "The Binding of Isaac". It's a randomly generated screen-of-bullets rogue-like game.

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Can I cheat to unlock the Binding of Isaac's achievements?

I am currently playing Binding of Isaac on my PS4. But since I just bought a new PC, I would like to switch to the PC version. I've already spent a couple of hours playing on the PS4 and achieved all ...
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Why does Isaac glow on spiderwebs?

In Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Isaac seems to flash or glow white when he stands on certain floor patterns, such as spiderwebs. Does this mean anything?
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How do I drop trinkets or pills on iOS?

There’s no control information in the menus and I’m not finding anything online specifically for iOS.
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Runes never drop after update to Afterbirth+: bug or bad luck?

I have all runes from classic The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth challenges unlocked, and while I was playing Rebirth, they dropped with regular frequency. However, after installing Afterbirth and ...
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Is Circle of Protection's reflection effect based on luck?

Every source I've found says that the Circle of Protection gives "a chance" to reflect the bullets it touches. Is that a flat chance or is it luck-based? If it's the latter, what's the amount of luck ...
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How does the damage resistance on Hush work, and how can you overcome it?

While trying to get all of my completion marks I have noticed a bit of an issue when it comes to fighting Hush in the Blue Womb. No matter what my build strength, the amount of damage I am able to ...
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What is the upside to Purple Heart

From the wiki The Purple Heart increases the chance of Challenge Rooms to be Boss Challenge Rooms and causes more enemy champions to spawn. This sounds like a bad thing. The only positive thing ...
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How to get the “Mom's heart” endings after unlocking “It Lives!”

So, I've unlocked It Lives! before getting all the endings for beating Mom's Heart. Is there any way to unlock them now, or is it no longer possible?
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Unable to get into the chest with another character

I already beat Binding of Isaac quite a lot of times and am trying to max out Samson. Unfortunately, after beating satan five times with that character I still get endgame video instead of entry to ...
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Daily challenge not showing

Today I traveled to a friend's house and installed Binding of Isaac: Rebirth to play the daily challenge (to get the 31 consecutive daily challenges achievment). However, the daily challenge is not ...
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If I use the “Clicker” item can I get achievments for the original character?

The Clicker item seems to change the character to look/behave like another, but does this mean that all the achievments are going to account for the new character?
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Why won't the keys automatically bind for my PS3 controller?

I am trying to play with a friend, but the game isn't automatically binding the keys for the controller, despite the fact that it does recognise that there is a controller there. What do I need to do ...
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Where is Satan?

In my Isaac run I stumbled upon something weird... When I entered the devil room Satan was replaced with an angel. What is this angel doing in a deal with the devil? Also is there some more meaning ...
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Is there a tell for which wall Wormwood will burst out from?

In the Wormwood boss fight in the Antibirth mod, after Wormwood destroys 4 tiles from below, it then bursts out of the upper or lower side of the right or left wall at high speed. Is there any way to ...
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When do passive item rerolls stop working?

I recently did a greed mode run in which I broke the game with the D20, battery strategy. (Reroll into chests and reroll some more untill you can't see the floor anymore). Since this allowed me to ...
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How does Mom's Box work with swallowed trinkets?

If you complete a victory lap you'll unlock the "Gulp!" pill which lets you swallow your current trinket(s). This basically means that the trinket(s) are destroyed and their effects are made permanent....
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What happens in the 3rd victory lap if I don't have The Lost?

According to the wiki if you start your 3rd victory lap your character will automatically turn into The Lost. I haven't unlocked the character yet and I was wondering what will happen if I start my ...
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Binding of isaac pill effect : “something's wrong…”

I was playing Afterbirth+, and used a pill which only said "something's wrong...". What is the effect of this pill?
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What happens if I get an “I am error” room in the Backasswards challenge?

In the new Backasswards challenge, due to the nature of the challenge itself, every trapdoor and hole on the floor is closed shut. What happens if, by chance, I get into an "I AM ERROR" room? Does ...
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How does Apollyon's starting item “Void” work?

In the new DLC for Binding of Isaac Rebirth, the new character Apollyon starts with an item called "Void". It's an active item with 6 charges, but when I activate it, nothing seems to happen. How do I ...
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How many times do you need to beat mom and Satan etc to 100% the game?

I couldn't see the answer to this question but I know you have to beat certain bosses several times, and I know the fight between Mom's heart is replaced, but how many times do you need to beat the ...
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What is the maximum possible number of lives?

In a video of Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a player managed to get "x12?" next to his health. I know this stands for amount of times you can die without getting a game over. What is the maximum ...
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Which of the items I had led to me getting a lot of black hearts?

While playing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, I noticed that I got a huge amount of black hearts, which never happened to me before. I already know a lot of items, but it looks like some of them ...
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Are there any advantages of Dark Room over The Chest?

Given that getting into the Dark Room is mostly a voluntary decision and there's much less items than in The Chest, is there any practical reason why one would choose going into the Dark Room?
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Is it worth picking up Chaos in Greed Mode?

So Chaos is a really neat passive item that causes future items to be chosen from random item pools. Basically that means any item can appear anywhere at anytime until that specific item pool is ...
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The challenge room is locked but I have full health [duplicate]

This question here: How do you open the barred doors in the Binding of Isaac? says I should be able to open these challenge doors with full health. But I've had multiple instances where the room is ...
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Is it possible to lose health containers while rerolling items?

You certainly can gain health containers while rerolling items, as documented for example in this video. I never saw anyone losing them while rerolling. I think that when rerolling, you lose no ...
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What does the Recycling Box do?

In the shop in Greed Mode there is a Recycling box that you can donate coins into. What does it do? I put some in but didn't notice any difference.
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Why am I spawning random familiars as Lilith?

So I'm playing as Lilith and for some reason I keep spawning random familiars. I picked up Little Steven but Succubus and the Leech are not familiars I acquired via shop or item room. Where did they ...
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What is the chance of a Sacrifice Room to appear on a floor?

I'd like to know the probabability of a Sacrifice Room to appear on a floor. For me it feels like 33% or 50%. Does someone have more reliable data?
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What is the second, bearded form of the keeper character about?

Needing four more hard mode unlocks (Lilith: boss rush, Hush | Keeper: The Lamb, Mega Satan ) my character keeper has now a new visual: I can't find any info on the wikis or the net besides that the ...
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Can you use seeds after you have already gone into the womb?

I have heard that to enter the Womb you cannot use seeds, but after you have unlocked the Womb can you use seeds?
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Why does the coop baby for multiplayer magnetize to the bottom right corner?

When I use the coop baby for multiplayer why does it magnetize to the bottom right corner, when I try to move only the d-pad works and I can't go right, is this intentional? If not how do I fix it.
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Super Secret Room with black poop and spikes

Since the afterbirth DLC you can stumble upon super secret rooms with nothing but spikes and a black poop in the center of the room. Is there anything more to it or is this just a "You get nothing!" ...
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Why didn't the D100, Godhead, and the Soul unlock?

I beat the Boss Rush and every major boss with every character but I'm still missing 5 items. I remember seeing "The D100 has appeared in the basement" as well as Godhead and the Soul but they aren't ...
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Are the Challenge levels preseeded, or just the items I spawn with?

In Binding of Isaac: Rebirth there are various challenges which spawn you with equipped items. What I'm wondering is if the levels are also fixed or vary each time you try the challenges. If I come ...
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What is making me teleport instead of die?

So, I'm playing Afterbirth and twice in a row on the same floor (once at Krampus and once in a random room) I have been teleported to a different room on taking fatal damage. I looked up all my items ...
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How can I tell what are my greed machine percentages for each character?

Is there a way to tell what my greed machine percentages are for each character without beating Ultra Greed with each?
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Platinum God not unlocking!

I just beat the last Rebirth challenge, #7 Suicide King, and got the Suicide King Achievement. I waited. And waited... No Platinum God? I looked back at my Steam achievements to see that I had all of ...
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How can I increase my chances of finding the Missing Poster?

With the Afterbirth expansion, there a new way to get to The Lost, by sacrificing Isaac in the Sacrifice Room while holding the Missing Poster. The bad news is, I don't know where to get the Missing ...
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What is the exact way to get Devil Deal Rooms?

I know the typical rule that if you don't lose any hearts (or red hearts if you have red AND white/silver/black hearts) you can get a Devil Deal Room after a boss fight, but something odd happened the ...
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Is BFFS! item affecting Lilith's damage?

As Platinum God states, BFFS! pickup makes your familiars do more damage. Lilith's incubus definitely seems to be enlarged after picking up the item, but does it's damage increase too? While it ...
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What items are useless on Lilith?

Last time I was playing greed mode with Lilith I came upon Blood Clot pickup which normally causes a character to shoot one normal tear and one damage-enhanced alternately. I know that in case of ...
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? Card destroys Blank card

I was playing greed mode and I got Jera, Blank card and glitter bombs. During the greed fight, I dropped a bunch of bombs and started spamming Jera and the room was filled with shit. I picked up some ...
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Can you now obtain different pickups instead of coins in Greed Mode?

I'm playing some runs in Greed Mode after the last update patch and I've noticed something different in the last one. Accorging to Rebirth wikia: At the start of each wave, several pennies are ...
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How to show stats info on HUD?

How to show all the stats numeric values on HUD as can be seen on the screen to the left in this question? I know about the extended HUD option in options screen, but it only showed items that I ...
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How does Dead Eye interact with multi-shot effects?

Dead Eye gives an increasing damage multiplier based on how many consecutive hits you've landed. In a recent run I collected it along with 20/20 and Inner Eye, giving me 6 tears per shot total. I ...
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A Nickel that can't be picked up

I've played several runs in these days, and I've encountered twice a strange Nickel that I can't pick up. I thought it was a bug, but two clues make an evidence. It has nothing different from a ...
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How do I open this spiky chest?

I found a spiky chest. I'm assuming it's going to hurt me when I touch it. Is there any way I can open it without getting damaged?