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Game #231
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Contraption Zack    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Puzzle   Reflex-oriented

Rating: 8.24 (41 votes)

Contraption Zack box cover

Contraption Zack screenshot
Before Alone in the Dark and long before Little Big Adventure, Contraption Zack was among the first games that successfully combined physical puzzles, action, and adventure elements into one fine game. Your job is to help Zack the clueless mechanic pass various levels by using his tools to fix things and pass nasty traps. The game is somewhat reminiscent of Epyx classic Chip's Challenge, but played on a more attractive isometric board, with more parts and items to manipulate. Definitely one of the most original puzzle/adventure games to come along in a long time. Anyone who likes this game should try out its "sequel" of sorts D/Generation, which uses the same engine but focuses more on action and adventure elements. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Mindscape
Publisher: Mindscape
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: Mindscape
Theme: Unique
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: D/Generation, Pushover, Night Shift

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