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Scabrous Birdseed 29-07-2008 23:01:45

Free Game of the Week - Fantastic Contraption
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.

MDA 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.

MDA 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!

Beta1 01-08-2008 13:47:46

4 balls is evil - I've tried conveyor belts, watermill type things ramps, nothing works.

Beta1 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.

Beta1 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.

Beta1 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


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