Hilarious Incredible Machine-style fun
If you've ever experienced the delights of the Incredible Machine series of abstract puzzlers, then Incredible Toons will be very familiar to you and it provides many of the same joys, albeit in a more cartoon-like fashion. The concept is basically the same as the Incredible Machine, with the player required to create numerous insane devices using a variety of ordinary (and not so ordinary objects). The main difference here is that this game is less realistic that the Incredible Machines, and is more akin to those classic Warner Bros cartoons with their copious amounts of animated violence. The stars of the show here are Sid and Al, a cat and mouse duo very much in the mould of Tom and Jerry, and whose task is to complete the various machines they are presented with in the most humorous way possible. The puzzles include an almost endless array of options and solutions, thanks to the wide variety of objects on display here and which include hairdryers, scissors, catapults and bombs, all of which must be used in an inventive manner in order to move on to the next level. While this is undeniably similar to the Incredible Machine, the move away from pseudo-realism towards cartoon-ish violence is an inspired one, with Sid, Al and other assorted characters proving immensely appealing through their hilarious antics. While the graphics might be simple, the characters themselves are charming and well animated in true cartoon style and lend the game a lot of personality. The puzzles are nicely varied and encourage experimentation, while the humour is a much appreciated addition and makes this a thoroughly entertaining slice of puzzle fun.