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Machinarium (iPad)

86
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Description

Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure set in a mechanical world where the player controls a small robot that has been kicked out of the city. He has to return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood who terrorizes his kind and took away his girlfriend. The game consists of a number of static, non-scrolling screens the player gets to explore. This is done by clicking on objects in the environment to manipulate them, gathering them in an inventory and solving a wide array of puzzles, ranging from simple item combinations to more complex pattern analysis. The player's robot can scale his height to solve a number of problems, and communication is often presented graphically through speech bubbles that describe a scene using animated images, rather than words.

It is not possible to die, and when stuck, the player can opt to use a single hint (one per screen) or consult a walkthrough book. Pages in this book show the full solution to the level in the form of concept art panels, but to reach it a short side-scrolling shooter mini-game needs to be played. Therefore, the player cannot access it right away. In the beginning progress is done screen by screen, but after a while the world opens up more with many locations available at the same time.

Screenshots

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There are 14 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Машинариум" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Slide to Play Sep 12, 2011 4 out of 4 100
Touch Arcade Sep 26, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
NowGamer 2011 9.3 out of 10 93
Pocket Gamer UK Sep 08, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Multiplayer.it Sep 21, 2011 9 out of 10 90
VideoGamer Dec, 2013 17 out of 20 85
IGN Sep 14, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Modojo Sep 28, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Sep 21, 2011 74 out of 100 74
Gamekult Sep 12, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Machinarium appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German release

Next to the Windows and Macintosh version of Machinarium, the German retail release also includes:

Piracy

In August 2010 designer Jakub Dvorský said that only 5-15 percent of people who downloaded Machinarium bought it legitimately. The game did not include any form of DRM. In that month he launched a "Pirate Amnesty" sale. Anybody who downloaded the game illegally could buy the Windows, Mac or Linux version and its soundtrack for $5, 75 percent off of the normal $20 tag.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #3 Best Adventure of the Year
  • AceGamez
    • 2009 - Best Traditional Adventure Game
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Sciere

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Sciere (289998) added Machinarium (iPad) on Sep 09, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25957), Sciere (289998), Kabushi (131935), Iggi (5706) and Sicarius (61014)