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Machinarium for Android hands-on

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Machinarium for Android hands-on
Surely taking its time, the popular indie adventure puzzle game Machinarium has finally arrived for Android. Although it’s technically not a new game, especially when it first arrived on the PC a while ago with an iOS version later on, it’s nevertheless here now for the taking at $3.99 through the Google Play Store. So if you love robots and puzzles, you’ll surely appreciate all of the fun you’ll find in Machinarium.

Rather than tantalizing us with some kind of 3D graphics, Machinarium relies on 2D visuals combined with puzzle elements to enthrall gamers. Honestly, the world of Machinarium has an apparent steam punk characteristic to it, as each stage is filled with crazy machinery. There’s no spoken dialog whatsoever in the game, but rather, everything is conveyed through pictures and the actions of our star – a clever little robot called Josef.

Machinarium for Android hands-on
Machinarium for Android hands-on
Machinarium for Android hands-on
Machinarium for Android hands-on

Be warned folks, there is a high level of difficulty with Machinarium, especially in the later stages as the puzzles become more complex. Luckily, for those of us who are a bit slower in solving them, we’re at least given one hint for each stage. Still, we find ourselves scratching our heads at times or feverishly tapping on something in the environment to interact with it – in the hopes of solving each stage. So yeah, the pace of the game might scare off traditional action gamers who are more accustomed to a run and gun type of deal.

Overall, there’s a lot of value with Machinarium, even more when it’s priced modestly at $3.99 right now. The artistic presentation and puzzle solving aspects of Machinarium undoubtedly stands out, but as we’ve said already, it’s only the most diehard puzzle solvers that will be able to complete the game from start to finish.

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posted on 19 May 2012, 22:11

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Play this game, Trine 2
Most beautiful PC Game i've ever play

posted on 20 May 2012, 06:00

6. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Played it, but never played all the way through. I mainly played the first but got a little bored. The 2 seems more interesting and I'm still planning to play it. Thank god it's on mac as well . Eheh

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:52

2. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Can't find this game on Google play. I have a Photon 4G if anyone can help, Looks very nice to play .

posted on 20 May 2012, 04:42

3. lereij (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

ei ...its on google play...how come?

posted on 20 May 2012, 04:57 1

4. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

It only supports HD display's currently i think..

posted on 20 May 2012, 07:56

7. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Yes thank you for your reply, it didn't show on my Photon on Google play because its not compatible lmao. Once I found it on androids website it said its meant for tablets with high Res screens. :( looks really neat.

posted on 20 May 2012, 05:04

5. jy20051992 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

ya!!! when a game gets to old on iOS then it releases on android ..
poor android fellas :D

posted on 20 May 2012, 18:53

8. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

When is this coming out for the PS3...lol.

Looks like a a fun game. I just dont wanna play it on my phone or tablet.

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