This game is AWESOME! 🙂 I used to sit up for ages with my friend Leonie and we would try and nut out the hardest ones. For a game this has some dang hard levels! I can’t actually say that I have completed them all, and then we take into account that there were more games made in this series!
There are so many things you use in this game, such as cats, mice, goldfish bowls, boxing gloves, trampolines, monkeys and electric fans. You get the idea. You are given an array of objects, and a task to complete. For example you can be given a bowling ball, pair of scissors and a balloon. Your task is to use these objects to pop the balloon. Of course this is a very basic idea of what you could be faced with. It gets to the stage where you have a whole heap of objects, a small screen and you have to make the cat fall down, pop 5 balloons and also make the 5 mice run and the fishbowl shatter ;). It turns into a real brainteaser.
As you complete tasks, they get harder and harder as you progress through the levels. But there are so many levels! If you complete all the tasks/levels (and if you do I salute you), then you can go into freeform mode, and just go hard with all the wacky parts and create your own monster levels. Very, very cool :D. I of course had my work cut out for me with the levels and challenges in the game, but to make some really strange things was so much fun. Hitting the cat with the bowling ball was fun ;). Yes, that’s right, you can live out those fantasies of hurting that cat that just wouldn’t cooperate when you were trying to do a level in the game! Make killer levels for your smart-arse friends that think they own The Incredible Machine 😉
This game is great for making your mind work really hard, and also for coming up with the wackiest contraptions. You almost feel like MacGyver playing this, in fact I’d suggest getting the MacGyver theme song and playing it for inspiration while you play this game. Also the music would be a great improvement on the music that is in the game. The music is umm.. awful? Yeah, that’s a good word for it. The music is really bad =
The graphics must have been where all that part of the budget or the time went. The graphics are excellent! All the little parts have been drawn so well, and the animations as fans turning, rockets launching, guns shooting or the monkey riding the bike are so cool too. Everything is drawn really well in the game, and the menu’s etc are all really cool too. A huge thumbs up for the graphics!
This game is great. It will keep you occupied forever. You can just keep on playing it, because there are over 100 levels. By the time you have completed them all and made some fun things in freeform, you can play it again. I can’t remember the solutions to many of the levels; I could go through right now and end up just as psyched out as when I first played it.
A puzzle game like no other, have a play. Torture the cat and kill that goldfish. Tease the monkey while at it 😛
The Incredible Machine 1
- Designed by: Dynamix
- Published by: Sierra
Size: 474kb (2 min on 56k dial-up)