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The Incredible Machine 2 (Windows)

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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 Windows The workshop allows the player to build new puzzles and change the environment
The Incredible Machine 2 Windows Head-to-head puzzles designed for competition between two players
The Incredible Machine 2 Windows A hard 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 ex_navynuke! (48) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the best puzzle games ever created. Digital Arse (14) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Quandary Jun, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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Ben Kirman (3) added The Incredible Machine 2 (Windows) on Oct 15, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Warlock (301), POMAH (33731) and Ben Kirman (3)