Summary: It's key to get the collectors version as the 'guide' book is like playing a game too. This is a graphically wonderful game, very clever and a serious challenge. The hints are pretty vague and sometimes I really needed some clue as to what to do next so turned to the guide book. That's hilarious fun.
Your BrainPower is Required for this Wildly Inventive Game!
Happy Reader, Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: What a fabulous game. I would give it 17 stars if I could, it is so much above the ordinary! Machinarium is a mixture of pure puzzle (such as solving a moving marble puzzle to open a lock) and inventory-based adventure game (such as picking up a flower stem, which later you will plant in a pot in another building). You're in a wonderfully drawn and painted world inhabited by robots. There are no words spoken when robots interact.
Summary: Machinarium is an off-beat game, developed by Amanita Design in 2009 and was made for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, PS3, and Android. It is a 2D point and click adventure game. What I find appealing in indie games such as this one is the sheer amount of creativity that went in. The collector's edition comes with some extra goodies such as a soundtrack.
Summary: Gave to my 10 year old grandson. He really loved the story line and the challenge of moving the character within story. We loaded it onto a laptop with a dual AMD 1.6gh, 3 GB memory, with a decent video processor on board. The game was a quick install and stands alone within your system. Only internet needed was the actual download. I have very limited internet access and am not able to stream any internet content so this worked for my requirements.
Summary: This little game has it all. The graphics are fascinating and whimsical. The logic needed to get your little robot from one scenario to the next can sometimes be frustrating. The imbedded mini-games are fun and challenging. I was originally exasperated because I could not get the game to save and would have to start back at the beginning. Embarrassingly the joke was on me. I just needed to right click on the screen and re-set the Adobe Flash Player to a higher level.