In this "Rube-Goldberg" style puzzle game, experiment and build your wacky contraptions with physics action like never before! Experience dazzling visuals of explosives, fire, and true to life physics behavior when you put the experiment into motion!
User reviews: Mixed (15 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014
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May 15

Golden Gears online server issues resolved!

Hi everyone,

The previous issues with the ability to download and share levels have been fixed. If you are continuing to have issues please post on the forums or email me at JCarver@encore.com and I'd be more then willing to pass on this issue to our QA Team.

Happy Gaming! :)

-Jason C

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May 15

Golden Gears server issues (uploading and downloading)

Hey everyone,

Looks like we're having issues with the server that's allowing users to share and download levels on Golden Gears. The issue has been verified with the developer and our QA Team and we are working to correct the issue. Once this is fixed I will let you all know. Sorry about this incident and thank you for your patience.

-Jason C

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About This Game

In this "Rube-Goldberg" style puzzle game, experiment and build your wacky contraptions with physics action like never before! Experience dazzling visuals of explosives, fire, and true to life physics behavior when you put the experiment into motion!

Including the Level Editor and Community for Crazy Machines Golden Gears!
Are you a creator or do you just want to puzzle?

The level editor allows players to take control and put their minds to work! Build and create puzzles! Make videos, take screenshots and create crazy art to share with the community! Anyone can download your creations, play & rate them! Enjoy spectacular visuals, sharp shaders, textures, and backgrounds as the action unfolds!

  • Choose from more than 60 parts/items to build your creation
  • Use the same tools Viva’s level designers use to create Challenge levels
  • Full Tutorial allows you to master the versatility of Crazy Machines' Level Editor
  • Build “real” puzzles or “self-solving” chain reactions
  • Cross Platform play allows you to share puzzles across various platforms.
  • Earn Golden Gears for building and uploading puzzles, which can be used to unlock more Challenge Levels
  • Sort and choose community puzzles by date, rating, popularity or alphabetical
  • Endless amount of content from a growing community

How do you get the Professor's Wind-Up Mouse to the other side of the room? Open the inventory, choose your parts and put your thinking cap on! With over 60 different Parts in your inventory, each puzzle can be solved in your own unique way. Lasers, Nitros, Dynamite, and Explosives can be used to cause constructive damage. Tie objects with Balloons or Weights for a rise or fall. Activate the Mouse or Truck to push and pull your objects to their destination. The possibilities are endless!

Note: The power cord is part of the item. For electric powered devices, tap on the power cord and then tap on the power outlet to connect the item to a power source.

FEATURES

  • Up to 42 challenges.
  • Use your creativity to master levels and earn 3 stars.
  • Cool Physics engine with fire, wind, gravity and particle effects.
  • Build and solve experiments with over 60 different Parts.
  • Create and share your own puzzles with the brand new Level Editor Choose from more than 60 parts/items to build your creation

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP (Home & Pro) SP3, Windows Vista® SP1, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core ™ Solo 1.5 GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM DirectX 9.0c Compliant Video Card with Vertex- and Pixelshader Version 3.0 support required
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac® OS X 10.7 - 10.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2.0 GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
The controls are very bad in this one and it wasn't even a little bit optimized for the PC. There are no, I repeat no video options whatsoever. The graphics are a step down from Crazy Machines Elements and Crazy Machines 2. Also I don't really understand the sense of the rating system. The less parts you use multiple times the better. While this could lead do creative solutions it doesn't make anything really effective. Instead of aiming for the simples solution you just do an overly complicated one to score more points. Again this is a disappointing game for me. Crazy Machines 2 is a lot better!
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
Unplayable using a mouse. Clearly designed for a touch screen. Would not recommend if you dislike touch screen interfaces. Have completed the XBLA edition which had a much better (but still fiddly) interface. Played this for 40 minutes of which 39 were spent getting frustrated at the controls. Do not buy this game.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
Had a lot of fun with this game. Figuring out how to solve problems in unique ways was entertaining. As others have mentioned, it is annoying that the game penalizes for using a single item multiple times when it's the most logical way to solve the puzzle. This results in some really crazy machines (see what I did there?) that aren't practicalat all. This is fun at times, but sometimes I felt ridiculous going through all that trouble just to get more points.

I reccommend the game, but I also wouldn't blame people if they wanted to wait for it to go on sale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
It's the only crazy machines I don't like. The 3 stars system isn't clear and it's boring to try different solutions without knowing which one will give more points. I preferred the secondary goals of the previous games.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
An enjoyable physics puzzle game - I like that you can create your own puzzles and download other people's as well.
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