Crazy Machines Elements

Updated 10-20-2011
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Crazy Machines Elements

Everybody loves Rube Goldberg machines.  It's a fact of life.  From breakfast in Pee Wee's Big Adventure to OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass," the art of building a contraption to perform a simple task through a series of convoluted and unnecessary steps is always fascinating.

Back in the day, a game called The Incredible Machine satisfied that fascination for me.  It allowed for the construction of intricate machines using fantastic pieces, though each had noticeably programmed behavior.  In more recent years, the Crazy Machines series has updated the genre with better graphics and, more importantly, better physics. Crazy Machines Elements brings the PC franchise to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and it survives the transition fairly well.

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