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Casey's Contraptions HD
The ideal fit
By Jon Jordan 19 May 2011
Casey's Contraptions HD | Developer:
Mystery Coconut | Publisher:
Snappy Touch | Format:
iPad | Genre:
Arcade, Brain training | Players:
1 | Version:
The inspiration for Casey's Contraptions HD is obvious: it's been almost twenty years since the first The Incredible Machine game was released.
Its template for Rube Goldberg (or as we says in the UK, Heath Robinson) devices fits perfectly into the world of direct contact touchscreen gameplay, encouraging developers to reimagine the concept in new ways.
In that regard, Casey's Contraptions HD (currently available for iPad, but coming to iPhone, too) takes the template and applies it faithfully into the world of an eight year-old boy, getting you to create increasingly complex interactions by placing balls, scissors, ropes, boxes, trapdoors, catapults, balloons, and see-saws to fulfill simple level goals.
A smashing update to The Incredible Machine puzzle genre, the social features of Casey's Contraptions HD really make it stand out from the crowd