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Acorn Arcade forums: Games: Help needed to name 'that' game.
 
  Help needed to name 'that' game.
  tokyoracer (14:52 2/8/2011)
  Phlamethrower (16:01 2/8/2011)
    tokyoracer (16:36 2/8/2011)
      arawnsley (16:57 2/8/2011)
        apacketofsweets (17:14 2/8/2011)
        tokyoracer (17:57 2/8/2011)
 
Tokyoracer Message #118414, posted by tokyoracer at 14:52, 2/8/2011
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I know there was a thread about this before so I apologize in advance to anyone who's a bit annoyed at me making a thread about another game someone have forgotten the name of. However it should be easy to describe so here goes.

Essentially it was a shameless rip-off of "The Incredible Machine". You could build walls horizontally and vertically and also I remember it had lasers with mirrors but that is as much as I remember from it. I'm sure it would have had all the other items just like the PC game it copied from. In the end you play whatever you have set up and the physics takes over in hope that you complete the contraption successfully.

Would anybody know what it was called though? Was it actually an official port and called "The Incredible Machine"? Just I cant find any history of this sort of game anywhere for RiscOS.

[Edited by tokyoracer at 14:53, 2/8/2011]
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Jeffrey Lee Message #118415, posted by Phlamethrower at 16:01, 2/8/2011, in reply to message #118414
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PrimeSolver by Minerva, perhaps? Now re-released in a 32bit-compatible form as FunFysics.

Either that or LASER (unlikely?), or one of the Collisions games (Collisions 4000 I think? Laser-based puzzling plus a level editor to allow you to place your own walls/lasers). The Collisions games came on the Arc World cover discs; not sure if they're available anywhere else.

[Edited by Phlamethrower at 16:06, 2/8/2011]
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Tokyoracer Message #118416, posted by tokyoracer at 16:36, 2/8/2011, in reply to message #118415
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PrimeSolver by Minerva, perhaps? Now re-released in a 32bit-compatible form as FunFysics.

Either that or LASER (unlikely?), or one of the Collisions games (Collisions 4000 I think? Laser-based puzzling plus a level editor to allow you to place your own walls/lasers). The Collisions games came on the Arc World cover discs; not sure if they're available anywhere else.

[Edited by Phlamethrower at 16:06, 2/8/2011]
No it wasn't just a laser game, that's just one elements of the game I fondly remember, I knew it was a "Incredible Machine" style game. Unless there are other contraption based games on the RiscOS format it's got to be PrimeSolver, thanks for finding it.

Now where to buy the damn thing, no doubt it's probably like finding the proverbial rocking horse manure.
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #118417, posted by arawnsley at 16:57, 2/8/2011, in reply to message #118416
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Why not just buy FunFysics which is the exact same thing, re-released in a modern-machine-friendly format. Came out at the SW show this year, so I doubt it's unavailable!
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Sion Message #118418, posted by apacketofsweets at 17:14, 2/8/2011, in reply to message #118417
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I've just had a quick look through the CJE price list and Liquid Silicon's website, they don't appear to have Prime Solver in stock. Although seeing as FunFysics is just an updated version, why not support active software development and buy a copy from David Snell? A demo is also available as far as I'm aware.
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Tokyoracer Message #118419, posted by tokyoracer at 17:57, 2/8/2011, in reply to message #118417
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Why not just buy FunFysics which is the exact same thing, re-released in a modern-machine-friendly format. Came out at the SW show this year, so I doubt it's unavailable!
Because I didn't know about it until you mentioned it. After checking it out I might just do that, although for the moment £20 is a bit of an outlay for a dated looking game and other priorities are in the way but I'll certainly give the demo a try sometime, maybe it will spur me to get the full game if it's good enough.

The main thing is that the game I was thinking of (I'm pretty sure) has been named so my curiosity itch has now been scratched. smile
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