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The Incredible Machine 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows 3.x
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1.8
Windows
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3.9
Macintosh
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4.0
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Description

This game involves puzzle solving, while creating wacky machines. Each level of the game contains a machine designed to do a specific task. The only problem is, there are parts missing, and it is your job to figure out where to put what in order to get the machine to work. The game features many wacky machine parts, including cats, super balls, lava lamps, flashlights, can openers, monkeys on treadmills, and many more wacky parts to get your machine working. The game also comes with an editor to let you design your own unique machines from scratch. These can either be for fun, or you can set it so that the person playing has to fill in the missing parts, just like in the campaign.

Screenshots

The Incredible Machine 2 Windows A puzzle of medium difficulty
The Incredible Machine 2 DOS Change environmental settings
The Incredible Machine 2 DOS Some components can be programmed and modified
The Incredible Machine 2 Windows An easy puzzle

Alternate Titles

  • "TIM3" -- abbreviated name
  • "The Incredible Machine Version 3.0" -- Windows/Mac Hybrid version
  • "Professor Tims verrückte Werkstatt" -- German title
  • "Les Incroyables Machines du Professeur Tim" -- French title

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User Reviews

A great puzzle game in the spirit of Rube Goldberg Windows ex_navynuke! (48)
One of the best puzzle games ever created. Windows Digital Arse (14)

The Press Says

Power Play DOS Jan, 1995 85 out of 100 85
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 13, 2008 5 out of 6 83
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 82 out of 100 82
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 3.x 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Sep, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Windows Jun, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
High Score Macintosh Jan, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

CD version

Besides diskette version, a CD-version of Incredible Machine 2 were released with music in form of CD-audio tracks, instead of midi, voice-over and support of several languages.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack includes compositions in various styles: from blues to prog rock, what is very unusual for puzzle game. The music has also been used in later installments of the series.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Classics/Puzzles Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Puzzle Game in 1995

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