The Incredible Machine
(No Longer Available)
Published by: Knowledge Adventure
Age Range: None given
This game is a construction environment hosted by a scientist character, Professor Tim. The task of the puzzles is to build a machine that performs a particular action from a selection of items already on the screen and from a toolkit. For example you might uses pulleys, levers, and rope to make a contraption that moves a ball into a basket. There are several different ways to play the game, which become increasingly open-ended: The Puzzle Play area has 40 fairly circumscribed puzzles and Head-to-Head has another 50 puzzles you can play with a partner that are more open-ended. There is also a Workshop where you can make your own puzzles and a Walk-Through that tells you how. You can select any area at any time.