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  • Summary: In grand Crazy Machines tradition, players must create wacky chain reactions using different parts and accomplish the tasks set out in their mission, from knocking vases over to blowing out candles.


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  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    There's a ton of content here, and the various challenges are a blast to figure out. If you are the type of gamer who enjoys going through a game of this type puzzle by puzzle, Elements will engross you from start to finish. If you're not patient enough to deal with a few clunkers (or solve at least 50 stages before getting to the real meat of the game), you're better off elsewhere.
  2. Sep 14, 2011
    For 800 MS Points, Crazy Machines Elements is well worth the money, providing patient players willing to overlook its minor flaws with countless hours of fascinating and complex puzzles.
  3. Sep 14, 2011
    The game as a whole is a charming package suitable for all ages. With its user friendly interface, addictive gameplay, generous number of levels and multiple modes, Crazy Machines Elements is worth the download.
  4. 60
    Crazy Machines Elements doesn't have enough going for it to be worth your $10. There's some fun to be had designing levels and figuring out the more open-ended puzzles, but when a game's primary mode isn't fun, I can't really recommend it.
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    A game with mixed results. It is a very original idea that we've seen few times in console, with almost infinite possibilities, but the adaptation lacks something. As a puzzle game it is difficult and has enough variety, but the absence of clues or help makes it frustrating sometimes.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    Oct 18, 2011
    Crazy Machines Elements might turn your crank for a day or two, but only if your enthusiasm for Rube Goldberg-style mechanical oddities knows no bounds. [Dec 2011, p.71]
  7. Aug 29, 2011
    Crazy Machines Elements gives me a similar feeling where I just want to play with the pieces and see what can be built. But, like a parent worried their child will choke on the board game's tiny pieces, Crazy Machines Elements doesn't trust players with all of its tools from the start, preventing many from ever finding the fun lurking just beneath the surface.

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  1. Jun 18, 2020
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Grid placement of parts is too coarse and makes the game tedious at times.
    fun to start and then the youtube solutions found by others do not work because parts can not be placed or rotated accurately.
    I don't mind difficulty but mindless inaccuracy introduced by the game ruined it for me.
    Better in windows