There is a new puzzle pc game on the market named A Magnetic Adventure. I found it at Big Fish Games and decided to play the demo before buying it. The game is really delightful, until you get stuck in one of the many unique puzzles. After that, A Magnetic Adventure becomes an enemy that taunts you into trying to best it.
The idea behind the game A Magnetic Adventure is that you need to finish each puzzle by using the power of magnetism. Magnets have an awesome amount of power, unfortunately magnetic power only works on metal and not wood. And therein lies the riddle of the puzzle. How do you make something that is wood move solely due to the power of a magnet?
The puzzles in A Magnetic Adventure begin easy enough. An outline of a gear or nut shows where the item needs to be. After clicking onto the desired item and dragging it into its place, the item ‘clicks’ into working order.
However, it isn’t too long before the puzzles become more difficult to understand and more tedious to finish. Items like sliding doors, lasers, locks, mazes and much more begin to stump you. With each new addition to the puzzle the game begins to feel less like a fun loving game, but rather a test of your patience and determination as problems are defined and solutions are worked on.
Though there are plenty of puzzles in A Magnetic Adventure that are similar with each puzzle requiring the knowledge of the last in order to complete the next, there are unique situations as well. While these unique situations are relatively uncomplicated, the change in pace can cause the puzzle solver to stumble. For instance, early in the game is a locomotive stuck on its tracks due to a few wooden crates in the way that needs to be moved. After wasting a ton of time trying to use magnetic power to pull the train through the wooden barricade, I finally noticed a metal nut. After a couple more minutes of trying to figure out what I was suppose to do with it I decided to use it to barge through the wooden crates. Then the blocked train could move and the puzzle was finished.
I found this game to be much more intriguing than most other puzzle games. A Magnetic Adventure is too complicated for children, but it is a fantastic game for adults.