Can the original physics game live up to its name?
This Disney game finds itself in an interesting predicament. Despite starting off the physics-based puzzle genre back in 1993, The incredible Machine has taken a fair old bit of time to receive an iOS port. and as a result now feels like old hat compared to the rest of the app store.
On each level, you’re given a specific task, ranging from capturing a cat to having to score with a basketball. You’re often given several everyday items — such as shears and blocks of cheese — and each must be used in order to achieve your goal. It’s a clever little system, but its let down by the general lack of difficulty that many of the puzzles offer.
Once the 75 included puzzles are completed, there are a further 45 to attempt but, annoyingly, these take the form of in-app purchases at £0.69/$0.99 a pack. With a better game we might have swallowed it, but The Incredible Machine doesn’t warrant it.