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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 28th Oct 08, 1:13 PM
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    Archna's Free Game of the Week: Fantastic Contraption
    • #1
    • 28th Oct 08, 1:13 PM
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    Archna's Free Game of the Week: Fantastic Contraption 28th Oct 08 at 1:13 PM
    I have to admit I found this one tricky! A brilliant and clever game which tests your ingenuity. Thanks to my friend Doug for suggesting this one!

    Click the link to play the game: Fantastic Contraption

    Don't forget if you have a suggestion for a game and want to see it in the Moneysaving tip email freegame@moneysavingexpert.com

    Note from Martin: Why it's Archna's Free Game of the Week

    You'll notice that it's Archna's free game of the week, much like it's Andrea's Freebies. MSE Archna is a stalwart of the team, and in charge of making sure everything's organised, sorted, collated, checked, researched and generally spiffing in the e-mail - as well as being a seriously good researcher.

    Sadly though, I noticed that occasionally she loses focus and catch her playing the games that we put at the end of the e-mail. She persuaded me this was part of her 'testing work' - so now it's an official part of her job. She gets to choose the games each week! Blame her if they're no good (and as for why her name's in pink.... I'm really not sure!)

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 09-02-2016 at 9:43 AM.
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  • Drea
    • #2
    • 30th Oct 08, 10:38 AM
    • #2
    • 30th Oct 08, 10:38 AM
    I can't do level 3 at all, driving me insane!
    Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you are a mistake.
  • RossDargan
    • #3
    • 30th Oct 08, 11:27 AM
    • #3
    • 30th Oct 08, 11:27 AM
    This game is fab - I found it ages... its so addictive! Even paid for the extra levels after I completed them!
  • Drea
    • #4
    • 30th Oct 08, 11:30 AM
    • #4
    • 30th Oct 08, 11:30 AM
    I don't get how to do any of the levels I've only managed to do the first two.
    Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you are a mistake.
    • CLLC
    • By CLLC 30th Oct 08, 7:30 PM
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    CLLC
    • #5
    • 30th Oct 08, 7:30 PM
    • #5
    • 30th Oct 08, 7:30 PM
    Level 5 !!!

    Read it and weap

    Thanks for another great game Andrea!!!
    I am great , yes I am

    If you think I was useful , Thank you, for thanking me
    • ifonlyitwaseasier
    • By ifonlyitwaseasier 31st Oct 08, 10:16 PM
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    ifonlyitwaseasier
    • #6
    • 31st Oct 08, 10:16 PM
    • #6
    • 31st Oct 08, 10:16 PM
    i'm stuck on level 8!!!!! dammit, great game as usual
    Nonny mouse and Proud!!
    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience
    !!
    Debtfightingdivaextraordinaire!!!!
    Amor et metus. Lac? Sugar? Quisque massa vel duo? (stolen from a lovely forumite!)

    • lorweld
    • By lorweld 31st Oct 08, 10:21 PM
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    lorweld
    • #7
    • 31st Oct 08, 10:21 PM
    • #7
    • 31st Oct 08, 10:21 PM
    My sister is stuck on level 8 too. Its driving her mad!
  • drspikes
    • #8
    • 1st Nov 08, 8:52 AM
    • #8
    • 1st Nov 08, 8:52 AM
    I'm stuck on level 16. One of the best bits of this game is seeing other peoples designs - some people are amazingly clever.

    SPOILERS/HELP BELOW .......







    Level 3 - Make something ridgid with a long line of powered wheels fixed together with lots of triangles so it doesn't bend - kind of like a 20 wheeled truck for difficult terrain.

    Level 8 - 2 solutions, either make a see-saw out of a triangle and a plank attached to the the box and the other end attached to lots of wheels to weigh the other end down OR another multi-wheeled all terain vehicle with a structure to hold the box much higher than the rest of the vehicle. Then all you have to do is get the thing to stay balenced.
    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 3rd Nov 08, 7:09 PM
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    MSE Archna
    • #9
    • 3rd Nov 08, 7:09 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 7:09 PM
    It's Archna not Andrea!!

    Level 5 !!!

    Read it and weap

    Thanks for another great game Andrea!!!
    Originally posted by CLLC
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    • lorweld
    • By lorweld 3rd Nov 08, 7:21 PM
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    lorweld
    It's Archna not Andrea!!
    Originally posted by MSE Archna


    Great game Archna I'm addicted to it! As is my sister
    • sra
    • By sra 4th Nov 08, 11:01 PM
    • 4,580 Posts
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    sra
    Just finished all the free levels today (Without looking at any other people's designs!)
  • Edinburghlass
    I should never have clicked on this

    Martin has asked me to tell you that I'm the Board Guide of the Telephones, Reclaim Bank Charges, Silver Savers and Scotland boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and merge threads there. Pease remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides don't deal with this. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • Rock Bottom
    • By Rock Bottom 4th Nov 08, 11:50 PM
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    Rock Bottom
    I should never have clicked on this

    Originally posted by Edinburghlass
    Yeah I know.
    • lorweld
    • By lorweld 4th Nov 08, 11:56 PM
    • 5,103 Posts
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    lorweld
    Just finished all the free levels today (Without looking at any other people's designs!)
    Originally posted by sra
    Well done Sra!

    I'm no where near finished

    I should never have clicked on this

    Originally posted by Edinburghlass
    It's soo addictive I shouldn't have clicked on it either!
  • picklepick
    argh im stuck on the tube one. ive managed to block the bottom but now i cant get anything to climb!
    What matters most is how well you walk through the fire
  • rubywednesday
    The Incredible Machine
    Does anyone know if The Incredible Machine was ever updated for Windows Vista, it's much the same as this one but with about 50 different levels and a lot more devices.
    Ruby
    ps only on level 3 lol.
  • jennynoo
    Can anyone give me a tip for level 13? (Big ball)
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