Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Gear Works (Game Gear)

Gear Works Game Gear Title

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Description

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 pegs 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.

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Gear Works Game Gear First construction - almost done
Gear Works Game Gear Title
Gear Works Game Gear Second construction
Gear Works Game Gear Our tower

Alternate Titles

  • "Clik-Clak" -- European title

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Game Players Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) Jan, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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Big John WV (25282) added Gear Works (Game Gear) on Apr 06, 2009
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