Machinarium Review (Samsung Galaxy S5): Excellent Point and Tap Title With Lovable Robot Main Character at its Core (Video)
The title Machinarium was actually launched on the PC back in 2009, as an indie game that received a lot of praise. This game has now arrived on mobile, being available on Android and we tested it on the Samsung Galaxy S5. This game is priced at $3, thanks to a reduction that’s been going on for a while now.
The game comes from Amanita Design and it’s a point and click puzzle, or better said point and tap. It’s better played on a tablet rather than smartphone, because it has small interface elements. Luckily there’s also a pinch to zoom mechanism, allowing you to zoom in on the important areas of the screen. The best part of the game is the artwork and I also liked the steampunk atmosphere. You will control a robot called Jozef and help him free his girlfriend from an evil gang also an entire town.
You can make Jozef taller or shorter, just by swiping up or down on the screen. You can also elongate his arms in order to access areas that are too remote to reach normally. The game offers an inventory, where you will store the items you find and you can also combine them in order to solve puzzles. The background music is very nice and in the menu you’ll also find a light bulb with hints regarding puzzles and a minigame, that provides the entire level’s solution.
Machinarium takes up 220 MB of storage, it has no dialogs, just thought bubbles above the characters you encounter. You can pull levels, use switches, play with fuses, metal balls and even engage in a game of X and O. You also play with magnets, return a dog to a lady and you should get around 2 to 3 hours of gameplay from this game. The atmosphere is fantastic here and the artwork is truly amazing.
We give the game a solid 9.7 out of 10 and you can download it here.