Friday, November 14, 2008
Mechanic Master DS
Mechanic Master is a gem of a puzzle title.
Basically, you are being shown something like a technical machine diagram of sorts. There are "aliens" placed around that you have to destroy or remove from the given puzzle layout. You given some objects that you can place, or the ability to draw lines and portals. After you're done placing your objects or drawing in your solution, you can press the play button and see if you did it right.
There's quite a wide array of objects to play with. There's no fixed solution to a problem. Sometimes, just by experimenting, you can come up with a solution without using all the objects given to you. There's no time limit and it's really interesting. One can get so into it trying to find solutions to each puzzle.
I'm not crazy about the "drawing" puzzles though, but I really love the puzzles like the one shown in the pic above.
It doesn't win on graphics or sound, or even story, but it's one of those games that can make you miss your bus-stop.
By the way, it also comes with an editor so you can design your own mechanical teasers to share with your friends.