View Full Version : Free Game of the Week - Fantastic Contraption

Scabrous Birdseed
29-07-2008, 23:01:45
Marvellous and bloody difficult physics-based puzzler, where you're meant to solve a series of more and more demented tasks through using just wheels and rods. Love the open-ended nature of it.


Scabrous Birdseed
30-07-2008, 22:21:18
I've yet to solve 13, 14, 16, 19 and 20.

31-07-2008, 22:31:14
the 4 balls one is hard

I've tried building treadmill, and a basket, and neither has worked

Immortal Wombat
01-08-2008, 03:37:17
13 and 16 (big ball and awash) can be solved much the same way - get underneath.

I haven't got 14, 18, 19 either. Need anti-grav or something.

Scabrous Birdseed
01-08-2008, 09:37:14
I've only got four balls (#14) and unpossible (#20) left now. #20 especially irks me, I can't figure it out. If I could only get a car onto that roof with a chain attached...

Scabrous Birdseed
01-08-2008, 10:24:35
I got #14 now using a third possible approach from MDA's.

01-08-2008, 11:28:54
Woo, I got Handling (17). The treadmill/flail approach *almost* works on 4 balls. I get the feeling if I left if run for hours, I might get it, but that's unlikely to be the intended solution.

Scabrous Birdseed
01-08-2008, 12:00:41
I doubt there's a single intended solution - if you look at what other people have used they range from baskets/dredges to treadmills and a million different shooting solutions. One guy even did it with only six pieces!

01-08-2008, 13:47:46
4 balls is evil - I've tried conveyor belts, watermill type things ramps, nothing works.

01-08-2008, 14:06:46
finally did it with a conveyor belt underneath and two wheels with scoops above the belt to give them a final kick over the end,

Scabrous Birdseed
01-08-2008, 15:50:22
My solution was a "windmill" of flicking catapult thingies though getting the placement and angles right was just pure chaotic luck.

01-08-2008, 17:07:02
I haver now wasted a afternoon on this game

Scabrous Birdseed
02-08-2008, 00:44:59
Whoo! It's a quarter to three in the morning and I finally solved puzzle #20! I'm done.

03-08-2008, 20:05:08
I have now paid my $10 for the full version and wasted an entire weekend playing this game.

I paid full price for mass effect two weeks ago and I think I've spent an equal amount of time on this.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2008, 20:28:50