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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Heron: Steam Machine is a game about a factory where rubber duckies are being produced by a large steam engine. On this steam engine, there are four different gauges which you will have to watch carefully. By connecting the pipes, you will earn points and relieve some of the[WiiWare] Heron: Steam Machine is a game about a factory where rubber duckies are being produced by a large steam engine. On this steam engine, there are four different gauges which you will have to watch carefully. By connecting the pipes, you will earn points and relieve some of the pressure, keeping the machine running just a little bit longer. If one of the gauges reaches its maximum, the machine will eventually blow up, and the game is over. If you were lucky enough to achieve a high score, make sure you enter your name in the list so other players can compete with you. In Multiplayer, you are able to cooperate with friends in maintaining the steam machine. When you play with two, three or four players, the screen is divided into sections with different background colors. Each player is able to solve his or her own part of the puzzle. Players are restricted to their own section of the screen, so you will have to work together to make the pipes fit properly. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer play and are sold separately.) [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Heron: Steam Machine is an enjoyable puzzle game and sits well with its many compatriots on the WiiWare service.
  2. A neat puzzle game with a surprisingly entertaining multiplayer mode. [Christmas 2009, p.101]
  3. Heron Steam Machine is an above average puzzle game for WiiWare, that is worth trying for its price, specially for its multiplayer mode.
  4. Heron: Steam Machine isn't going to win any awards, but it has a clean cartoony look and offers a great 5-minute pick-up game that will have broad appeal. The game has a solid play mechanic with a great arcade feel to it backed by bouncy music - for 500 points that's not half bad, and if you like puzzlers it's definitely worth a look.
  5. 60
    Fans of the classic Pipe Dream concept might find something to like in Heron: Steam Machine, but the pre-filled playing field and inability to shuffle up the board when it's not agreeing with you can cause frequent frustration -- so be prepared for some stress if you try to let off steam with this Machine.
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  1. StephenBridges
    Oct 20, 2009
    8
    I've been enjoying this game all weekend now. It's small, but it's a blast.