When I was a wee lad, there was a popular DOS games called The Incredible Machine. And oh boy, it was incredible for sure! After playing months of Doom and shooting monsters, I was really surprised that I would like a game like this.
The plot of this game is.... well, there is no plot! How refreshing is that? This is a puzzle game, but do not go running for the hills. The game does not have single solutions, and it relies on your creativity to complete each challenge.
The goal of the game is to complete a challenge based on the use of a pile of random objects. For example, you may have a cannon, a fish bowl, flashlight, a magnifying glass and a cat. Using these things, you have to figure out how to shoot the cannon ball into a bucket. By placing and moving around the objects, you quickly discover how fun this can be.
As you might imagine the challenges increase with each stage. In the original version of the game, you were given a password after quitting the game so that you could continue next time. There is also a timer and a point system for bonuses and to help record your progress.
Apparently I was not the only one to enjoy this game as a child. It has gone down in history as a classic. Even without the puzzles, I used to love playing with the objects and creating my own fun scenarios. If you ever come across it at a garage sale or something, you should buy it for sure.