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Description

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 cogs 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 DOS Gears come in a lot of colors
Gear Works Amiga There are 12 historical buildings. Each is divided onto several floors that represent stages. The more rooms are on one floor, the trickiest the stage is.
Gear Works Amiga Using three types of cogwheels you need to link all the red cogs that are on the screen.
Gear Works Game Gear First construction - almost done

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Alternate Titles

  • "Clik-Clak" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Game Boy Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Game Players Game Gear Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Mean Machines Game Gear Mar, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Megablast Game Gear Dec, 1993 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Dec, 1993 2.75 out of 6 65
Play Time Game Boy Feb, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1993 54 out of 100 54
Alle PC Spiele DOS 1993 Unscored Unscored

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (23498), Infernos (40174), Martin Smith (81116), SupSuper (2509), vedder (63219) and Big John WV (27209)
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