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Old 29-07-2008, 23:01:45   #1
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Post 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.

http://fantasticcontraption.com/
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Old 30-07-2008, 22:21:18   #2
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I've yet to solve 13, 14, 16, 19 and 20.
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Old 31-07-2008, 22:31:14   #3
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the 4 balls one is hard

I've tried building treadmill, and a basket, and neither has worked
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:37:17   #4
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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.
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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...
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:24:35   #6
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I got #14 now using a third possible approach from MDA's.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:28:54   #7
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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.
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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!
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Old 01-08-2008, 13:47:46   #9
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4 balls is evil - I've tried conveyor belts, watermill type things ramps, nothing works.
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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,
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My solution was a "windmill" of flicking catapult thingies though getting the placement and angles right was just pure chaotic luck.
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Old 01-08-2008, 17:07:02   #12
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I haver now wasted a afternoon on this game
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Old 02-08-2008, 00:44:59   #13
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Whoo! It's a quarter to three in the morning and I finally solved puzzle #20! I'm done.
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Old 03-08-2008, 20:05:08   #14
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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.
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