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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 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 Boy A clock
Gear Works Commodore 64 Title screen
Gear Works DOS Going up the Tower of Piza
Gear Works DOS Will I get the bonus this time?

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Alternate Titles

  • "Clik-Clak" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Commodore 64 May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Game Boy Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Game Players Game Gear Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Video Games Game Boy Jan, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Power Unlimited Game Boy Jan, 1994 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Tilt Amiga Oct, 1993 47 out of 100 47

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