- Kathryn Patterson
Review: Cogs, A Steampunk Puzzle Game
to make the creations play music, turn one or more gold gears, fill balloons, pop-up clowns, or just fly.
You earn a gold star if you complete the puzzle.
You earn a bronze, silver, or gold star if you complete the puzzle in a given time.
You earn a bronze, silver, or gold star if you complete the puzzle in a limited number of moves.
If you get a gold star for completion, time, and moves in the same turn, you get the Master Mechanic gold star for that puzzle.
While the game does not contain offensive materials, I would not recommend it to people who can't handle frustration, or to kids who need some help with fine motor skills. Or maybe kids with fine motor skill problems need a game like Cogs to help them practice. I don't know - I supposed that depends entirely on the kid in question. I played this game on my PC, on my Android phone, and on my Android tablet. The game feels the same on every platform, and I find myself enjoying solving puzzles that I already solved on a different platform. Overall, the game has so far yielded tens of hours of fun, and I expect it to yield more in the future.