By Amanita Design
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Universal (iPad+iPhone) version of the award-winning adventure game from the makers of Samorost and Botanicula.
- IGF, Excellence in Visual Art Award
- Gamasutra, Best Indie Game Of The Year
- VGChartz.com, Best Indie Game Of The Year
- PC Gamer, Best Soundtrack Of The Year
"Absolutely Fantastic" - TouchArcade
"It's Phenomenal" - AppAdvice
4/4 - USA TODAY
4/4 - SlideToPlay
9/10 - Pocket Gamer
You can play Machinarium also on your Mac or PC. Try also our latest game Botanicula for iPad, Mac or PC!
What's New in Version 2.0.3
* hotfix of backward compatibility with older iOS 7 and iOS 6 equipped devices
Attractive & Fun Puzzle Adventure
I found this game a bit frustrating initially due to the simple but minimally explained interface. Once I began to get the hang of how things work I was able to appreciate Machinarium as an addictive puzzle adventure with beautiful graphics and an endearing sense of humor.
Tip: If you click the icon in the upper right of the screen it brings up a locked book with a built in side-scrolling game. Navigate the flying key (which can also shoot, using the middle button) past the deadly spiders to unlock the book and view a sketchy storyboard-style explanation of how to defeat the level you're on. Note: this will tell you exactly how to solve all the puzzles in the level, which can take the fun out of exploring the environment and figuring things out on your own, so only use it when you get stuck. It's a good idea to snap a screen capture of the storyboard for later reference so you don't have to beat the spiders again to reopen the book later.
I rate this 4 stars. It would get the 5th star if the player were better introduced to the game mechanics in the beginning, and if the storyboard walkthrough could be used in steps to get you progressively closer to the solution without giving everything away on one page.
Gorgeous and fun, a little cramped on a phone
I'll start by echoing the comments other reviewers have made: this game is gorgeous. The soundtrack is just the right sort of ethereal creepy weirdness; the visual art is like Edward Gorey dropped acid and watched Wall-E.
Gameplay is fun but challenging. Maybe it's my old eyes or my old brain, but there were points where I had to go to the walk through, only to find that I had to pull a lever I literally didn't notice existed. I'm on an iPhone 6, I think this would play better on an iPad.
Bottom line: worth every penny.
LOVE everything about it...
...the animation, the story, the puzzles, the music, the sounds...It is a clever game, it will challange you sometimes, but it is much better than some other games (#monument valley/ beautiful, but not at all challenging), that you can finish in about one hour. It was on my mind, even when I was not playing it. I wish there will be more games like this available. The best game I have ever purchased for my I pad!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 17, 2014
- Version: 2.0.3
- Size: 244 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Amanita Design s.r.o
- © Amanita Design
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.