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The Incredible Machine  1992

A cult classic, The Incredible Machine is a challenging puzzle game in which the player must complete "Rube Goldberg" machines: needlessly complex systems for doing simple things. The goal of a level may be something like getting a basketball into a basket, but the goal must be achieved by placing hamster wheels attached to pulleys in order to release balloons, or tying a rope to a teeter totter that will lower when a ball lands on it, thus opening a set of blinds to allow a monkey on a bicycle to see a banana. The incredibly imaginative components of the various incredible machines made the game an instant hit with puzzle fans, teachers, and parents. An extended version of the game, called The Even More Incredible Machine, doubled the number of levels to over 160 and added a number of new parts. The game uses an odd 640×448 resolution, which is slightly too large to allow 256 colors, so there was no obvious reason not to use 640×480. There are over 80 levels in this game, with only 8 playable in the shareware version.

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Screenshot of The Incredible Machine


The Incredible Machine Demo (332,561 bytes) 1992-10-07 DOS Play online


PushButton Labs no longer sells this game.

It can be downloaded in a Windows-compatible format from GOG for $9.99.