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Revision as of 22:23, 19 March 2020

US DOS box.

Sid & Al's Incredible Toons, is a puzzle game developed by Jeff Tunnell Productions and initially published by Dynamix in 1993 for MS-DOS, and later ported to Macintosh and Windows 3, published by Sierra On-Line with the new title, The Incredible Toon Machine. The game is part of The Incredible Machine series which requires the player to solving various puzzles by building strange Rube Goldberg devices, but this game add cartoon characters and wacky slapstick humor into the mix.

The Sierra version adds more levels, better driver support, and a slightly improved interface. It also wisely ties the game's title to the The Incredible Machine series which had grown in popularity in the interim.

Status

I do not own the game, but am playing it.

Personal

The Windows demo version of The Incredible Toon Machine was included along with another Sierra On-Line game that my cousins had, and we had a lot of fun playing the limited and rather buggy levels. This was my first introduction in The Incredible Machine series.

Review

Good

  • The game is a lot of fun, and the colorful cartoon theme makes it enjoyable.
  • The graphics are well-drawn. Few other games of the time were able to capture the silliness of the Western cartoon style in a video game.
  • The game does a pretty good job of holding the player's hand in the beginning stages, teaching them how to use the bulk of the devices in the game.
  • The music and sound effects are both quite fitting.

Bad

  • A lot of puzzles were less about figuring out the solution and more about getting the placement of a tool just perfect. Too many for my taste.
  • There are a couple rendering glitches. Nothing horrible, but they sometimes became distracting.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Videos

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English (Dynamix) Sid & Al's Incredible Toons
English (Sierra) The Incredible Toon Machine

Links

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