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.
Remember "Day of the Tentacle"? If you liked that, you'll love this.
As a preteen, I loved Legends of Kyrandia and then as a teen, discovered Day of the Tentacle (both for old Macs...well, new Macs at the time). I have been looking for an awesome adventure puzzle game like that and this is it. My 8 and 11 year old girls are enjoying it too (it seems to be rated 12+ for the difficulty and that you have to roll a cigarette for a robot for one challenge).
I just beat the game, then whizzed through it a second time. There was only one glitch. When you beat the game, you have to watch ALL the credits. You can't load a saved game or start a new one until they are finished. If you close the game, you are stuck watching the credits again. If you watch them, then click "resume game," it doesn't let you pick from your saved games, but makes you watch all the credits again. The only choice is to watch all the credits, click "start new game", then load a different saved game. It took me 4 times of watching the credits to figure it out...
Many fixes to be made...
Well, I must admit the game does have superior art and music, and the gameplay is very interesting. That is, when possible. If you do happen to do something out of order in game, you will not be able to fix it and be forced to restart. And occasionally, certain aspects simply will not work no matter how much they are tried. So, for me anyway, the game cannot be finished. Not due to me not doing the right things, but that the right things are not happening. Such as trying to shake a sunflower and nothing happening, despite doing everything on that level's requirements in order and even looking for instructions from a video. Many of the processes in the game are very far too meticulous. Anyone who has given a five star review has probably played the computer version (less glitchy), liked it, and downloaded this, immediately reviewing it well. There are a number of fixes to be made, and I am unable to complete the game, I have restarted the game over 8 times and still cannot pass the aforementioned level. Fix it. Dissapointed.
- 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.