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4/4 - USA TODAY
"Best Mac Game" - TUAW Best of 2011
"Best Indie Game Of The Year" - Gamasutra, VGChartz.com, DIYgamer
"Best Game Soundtrack Of The Year" - PC Gamer
"It's Phenomenal" - AppAdvice
Machinarium is award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost and Botanicula.
* Available also for iPad and iPhone! *
Don't forget to try our other games Samorost2 and Botanicula (both available here on Mac App Store).
Great characters, cute storyline and beautiful graphics
This has to be my favorite game purchased from the App store. It's addicting, it's fun and it can get challenging. There are a lot of puzzles throughout the game, which require one to think carefully and to strategize. Throughout the game, one cannot help but admire the graphics – the artwork, and, of course, the music. It’s all very enchanting. The storyline is cute and I always wanted to continue playing to see what would happen next. The controls are easy and it’s a game to which one can easily adapt. Moreover, there are mini-games that make it much more fun!
However, not everything is in rose. There’s a major glitch in the game that caused me to begin all over again, which I shan’t mention because it is also a spoiler. Just make sure to save often and in different slots. Furthermore, it took me a few hours to arrive at this spot in the game. When I restarted, it took me thirty minutes to get to the same spot. I was about 65% done with the game! Way too beautiful and addicting of a game to be this short. Once you get the puzzles down, which some can get repetitive, it’s can get easy.
Bottom line, it’s definitely worth the money because one can replay it several times to enjoy the artwork and music. It’s also a challenge to oneself to test how well one has already learned the puzzles.
DOES NOT SAVE!!!
The game never saves. No matter how you save, how many slots you use, or the way you shut the application down the game does not save. The puzzles and artwork were amazing. Occasionally though the puzzles were a little absurd in how to solve them. Especially when you try something ten times, because it has to be the right answer, and it still does not work. Then you use the guide which shows you that you were right, and then it all of a sudden works. I’m still really confused why that kept happening. As a puzzle game lover this game looked and was amazing for a short period of time. This game was so addicting that I stayed up too late playing it, and lost a lot of sleep. However when I returned home to play after a sleepless night all of my progress was gone. I saved on multiple slots the next time around, and still all of my saved data was nowhere to be found. Fool me once shame on me! fool me twice shame on you Amanita Design! Not cool at all! I rated this five stars in hopes that some would be buyer can see this, and not waste their money. The game is awesome, but the “not being able to save your hours of work on these fun yet tedious and sometimes absurd puzzles” earns it a half of a star. The robot moving one click at a time is god awful as well… Thank you.
Beautiful, charming puzzle game!
I didn't know what to expect of this game even though the reviews seemed mostly positive. I only purchased this game out of a whim because of the beautiful artwork shown in the sample screens. Well, it turns out to be one of the most beautiful and enchanting game I've ever played. The plot is very interesting and clever, and at times, touching. The puzzles are original and clever, but could be very very difficult at times. Fortunately the hint book and comprehensive walk through is there to rescue you if you ever get stuck. But what really draws me to this game is the simple, but beautiful and lively animation presented throughout the game. The scenes and characters look like simple pencil sketches, but they come alive with movements and dramatic facial expression. No two robots looks the same in this game, and every character is unique.
The cons: the game is a bit short, though it took me quite a while because I got stuck a lot with the puzzles. The game control is rather weak. You can only interact with a person or an object by being next to them. Even then, sometimes you have to be "precise" with your clicking otherwise nothing happens.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I bought it for $5. I'm generally not into puzzles, but this puzzle game definitely had me charmed!
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 18, 2011
- Version: 1.2.0
- Size: 356 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Amanita Design s.r.o
- © Amanita Design
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later