Summary: I bought this for my daughter to help her work on her problem solving skills. It was just what she needed. It's the closest thing I could find to "The Incredible Machine". I swear that she is better at understanding cause and effect type problems because of this game. This was not a skill of hers but she became quite good at this game after a short period. I had to work with her in the beginning (she's 8) I love it too (Mom).
Summary: My son got this game when he was 7-8 years old and absolutely loved it. The early levels are easy enough for kids to learn how to create the machines without getting too frustrated. He got the hang of it and got through all the levels within a week to two, and then started all over to see if he could beat his times. It's been over a year and he'll still play it occasionally.
Summary: It's a fun game where you have to use various contraptions to clear the aliens and rescue the humans from each level. You play through 55 levels using what items are provided on each level. After that you play through 50 levels where you can draw in lines and portals to influence where things move/roll to. It was great fun, but was easy to beat in less than a day.
Summary: I absolutely have loved any game that follows this pattern. The Incredible Machine (and Even More!) were absolutely wonderful games back in the day. I bought this thinking it was along the same lines. I found the gameplay to be great. A little copycat, and a little unimaginative with the pieces and the levels, however. Some of the levels were just plain too obvious.
Summary: If you liked the Incredible machine you will love mechanic master. This sort of game is perfect for the ds interface. I found the puzzles to be decent although I am not through all of them and the machine editor makes for even better puzzles. The controls are very easy to use and the graphics are fine for this sort of game.
Mechanical puzzle game for Nintendo DS - Mechanic Master
17 July 2009
Excerpt: "...is for Nintendo DS game, Mechanic Master, developed and published by Midway Games. Mechanic Master is a puzzle game with over one hundred levels to work through, with many similarities in principle to the 1990s PC game, The Incredible Machine. The aim of the game is to work through the levels, of which there are just over one hundred, solving mechanical puzzles. Each screen has humans and aliens, and you have to save the humans and kill the aliens ...
Pros: Good concept, fun to play through the levels
Cons: Poor graphics and sound, not enough levels .
Conclusion: I watched the preview of this game and thought it looked great. The second the game arrived i popped it into my ds and . . . well, that was the only exciting part!! After 5 minutes i checked my invoice to see just how much money i had wasted. I love games where you have to work things out but this is just plain boring!! Don't waste your pennys people!!