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This top-down puzzle game starts with a screen featuring a number of red cogs at different parts of the screen, and a grid of pegs (which become less complete on later levels). Your task on each level is to use a number of gears of one of 3 different sizes to ensure that all the cogs are linked together. All this has to be completed before the engine overheats.

Making life harder are two creatures with the peculiar name "Poffins". One of these goes around removing pegs, and the other causes the engine to overheat further. They can be shot out of the way, or have gears placed over them to stop them.

There's also a bonus round, which is a fruit machine, only with cogs and other things from the game rather than fruit.


Gear Works Amiga When you manage to collect coins, you can spare them in the fruit machine, where you can win extra points, bombs, bullets and oil to the machine.
Gear Works Amiga The further you are, the levels are getting more difficult due to not regular position of pegs.
Gear Works Amiga Main menu
Gear Works Amiga There are some useful gadgets that you can use during the game. Bombs help you to get rid of unwanted or misplaced cog and bullet will shoot the creatures that can destroy pegs.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Clik-Clak" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Joker Jan, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Tilt Oct, 1993 47 out of 100 47


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