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Chain Reaction (Windows)

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Description

Chain Reaction is a 3D variation of The Incredible Machine. You solve puzzles by arranging an assortment of levers, belts, motors and other items to achieve a goal. The game comes with timed levels and a sandbox mode. You can fully rotate the camera to observe your constructions and there are 8 settings for more than 50 game levels, along with a few tutorials.

The goal is to move a fuzzy monster to a designated spot in the level, using items such as flashlights, basketballs, trampolines and fans. The game depends on gravity as the primary key to all puzzles. The solutions require a pre-selected array of pieces to be arranged in certain ways. The game comes with a "Builder", a construction set where you can design your own levels with over 65 parts in the toybox. These can be exported and shared online.

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Chain Reaction Windows The eGames version starts with an eGames front end screen. The documentation accessed via this screen is the game's manual
Chain Reaction Windows There are lots of simple tutorial levels to play through, each demonstrating a specific feature of implement. At the end of each lesson the player can replay it or progress.
Chain Reaction Windows The aim of each level is to get the monster into his platform. When this is achieved fireworks go off in celebration.
Chain Reaction Windows These are the in-game configuration options. The default is for the game to run in a window.

Alternate Titles

  • "Incredible Challenge" -- German retail title
  • "Gadgets: Design It! Build It! Play It!" -- eGames Retail Title

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The Press Says

Bytten Sep 19, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Game Tunnel Jun 21, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Quandary Mar, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) Feb, 2003 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2005 50 out of 100 50

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Scott Monster (924) added Chain Reaction (Windows) on Jul 24, 2006