An excellent game that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves puzzles...or a bit of fun!!
6 January 2013
Excerpt: This is a lovely game that I completed twice altogether with no loss of enthusiasm! The game's main character is a endearing little robot who you guide around using your mouse. Along the way there are many puzzles that your robot must solve to progress. Although there isn't a dialogue in this game, it is clear what is happening and there are prompts readily available including hints if you get stuck (...it's much more fun not using these)!
Excerpt: "...back to the city of Machinarium and rescue his robot girlfriend. Whats special about it? The backgrounds are beautiful hand drawn works of art, and the animation is intensly detailed with an excellent soundtrack. The puzzles that you have to work through can be quite tricky at times, others quite easy - so this is not a continuousy frustrating game - which is nice. If you do get stuck however there are little hints to help you along the way. Failing ...
Most beautiful game created for the PC in a long time
28 May 2012
Excerpt: Im not usually a fan of point and click games, but a friend recommended this to me and after seeing the artwork for it, I just had to try it. What is it? Machinarium is a one player 'point and click' puzzle game developed by Amanita design and was released in 2009. The aim of the game is to solze a series of puzzles and problems through beautiful landscapes playing as a mute little metal robot character, who has been exhiled to the scrap heap.
A truly wonderful puzzle game that will appeal to all ages
11 December 2011
Excerpt: These days, whenever I venture into the world of gaming it is usually a disappointing experience. Discussions about the subject with friends often leaves me sounding rather bitter and nostalgic as I bemoan the demise of creative games design and the fall of independent development houses as they are gobbled up by the likes of EA, and how modern games are vapid COD clones blah blah blah.
Excerpt: "'''Machinarium is a little gem of a game. I downloaded, played and completed it very quickly. It is one of the best point and click adventure games I've played in a long time.''' ===What it is=== Developed and produced in 2009 by Amanita design. '''Machinarium''' is their first full length, point and click, one player, adventure game. I found this game by chance whilst scouring various game sites. looking for freebies. On reading the description ...
Excerpt: Machinarium is a little gem of a game. I downloaded, played and completed it very quickly. It is one of the best point and click games I've played in a long time. *What it is* Developed and produced in 2009 by Amanita design. Machinarium is their first full length, point and click, one player, adventure game. I found this game by chance whilst scouring various game sites. looking for freebies.
It is without hyperbole that I say Machinarium is one of the finest games I've ever played.
8 April 2010
Excerpt: Innovation is the byword over at Amanita Design, the development centre of Machinarium. With Machinarium we are treated not only to a fantastic and taxing adventure game, but an adventure game like no other we've seen before. If it's possible to have a word like "genius" associated with video game design, I think now is the time to dust it off and switch it on. ~ [ Development ] ~ The game is very much a labour of love.
Beautiful and surprising game for the puzzle lovers
16 March 2010
Conclusion: Machinarium is a surprising game. The first thing you will notice is its outstanding visual design, with graphics that almost look like an animated movie. Everything in this game looks wonderful. The puzzle mechanics are really simple and standard fare if you have played this type of point & click games before. However, the puzzles are really good and get increasingly difficult towards the end, becoming a real challenge in some cases.
Excerpt: "It will surprise everyone that will get deep in this game that it is flash written. Of course the background graphics are of superior beauty and hand made to depict the efforts of our little robot on a quest in the great industrial robot city. There are a lot of puzzles, riddles and minigames all over the game in fact there are one or two of them in every screen which need your imagination and creativity to copy with them in order to continue. Sometimes ...
Pros: Great hand - made background graphics, challenging riddles and puzzles, good atmosphere .
Cons: Sometimes you will just search for certain items .