Crazy Machines Elements, the crazy amateur inventor game by dtp entertainment and FAKT Software is now available as a download via XBOX Live Arcade. Fire, water, air and earth are at the heart of the creative experience. Not only are these element experiments appearing in this for the first time, but this title from the award-winning Crazy Machines series (German Game Developer Award, German Computer Games Award, “Giga-Maus”) is also making its debut on the XBOX 360 console.
In grand Crazy Machines tradition, players must create wacky chain reactions using different parts and accomplish the tasks set out in their mission, from knocking vases over to blowing out candles. Players can also use lots of new parts besides the elements, including cloud machines, pinwheels and flamethrowers.
Crazy Machines Elements has three game modes. In Puzzle mode, players must finish 100 partially-built chain reaction machines using the parts specified to accomplish the various tasks. Inventors can create true chain reaction marvels that obey the laws of physics and not only satisfy the requirements of the task, but also demand some serious brain power, inventiveness and physical out-of-the-box thinking.
An example of the fun is as follows. A ball knocks a candle over which then heats the water in a steam boiler, which in turn slowly starts moving a rope attached to it. The action of the rope rotates a grindstone tied to the other end, which rubs against another stone to generate a spark which lights the fireworks. Players can tinker with a variety of other crazy machines awaiting them in each chapter.
Budding inventors can unlock numerous challenges by solving puzzles where they complete tasks using the fewest number of parts in the shortest time; there are as many ways to achieve a particular task as there are parts available. This downloadable release also has an editor in which players can build and try out their own crazy machines!
Crazy Machines Elements is available now as a download via Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points. We’ll have a review for you soon.