The Incredible Machine 2

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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.


The Incredible Machine 2 DOS Some components can be programmed and modified
The Incredible Machine 2 DOS Set the objectives of the puzzle
The Incredible Machine 2 DOS A much more difficult puzzle
The Incredible Machine 2 Windows Head-to-head puzzles designed for competition between two players

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)

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Power Play DOS Jan, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Sep, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 3.x 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 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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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.


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.


  • 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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