Platform: WiiWare™ & iPhone
Genre: Puzzle, action
Release date: October 16th (for WiiWare only in Europe)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Number of Players: 1 - 4 local multiplayer (WiiWare only)
Heron: Steam Machine is a game about a factory where rubber duckies are being produced by a large steam engine. On this steam engine, there are four different gauges which you will have to watch carefully.
How to play
These gauges represent steam (1), electricity (2), water (3) and oil (4). When the gauges start to rise, you will have to connect a pipe with the color corresponding with the gauge. Green pipes for steam, yellow ones for electricity, the blue pipes for water and the red ones for oil. Gauges will only rise when an entry- and exit point of the same color appears on the screen.
By connecting the pipes, you will earn points and relieve some of the pressure, keeping the machine running just a little bit longer! If one of the gauges reaches it's maximum, the machine will eventually blow up, and the game is over.
If you were lucky enough to achieve an high-score, make sure you enter your name in the list so other players can compete with you!
Multiplayer (Only available on the Wii)
In Multiplayer, you are able to cooperate with friends in maintaining the steam machine. When you play with two, three or four players, the screen is divided into sections with different background colors. Each player is able to solve his or her own part of the puzzle. Players are restricted to their own section of the screen, so you will have to work together to make the pipes fit properly!
Heron: Steam Machine features 8 different pipes. The purpose of each pipe will be explained below.
Corner pipe & Straight pipe:
These are the most common pipes, you will have to use these parts to puzzle your way to the other side of the screen.
Time bonus pipes:
These pipes will give you a time bonus (release pressure) if you connect them. These are indicated by a small icon and correspond with one of the four gauges on the screen.
A real puzzle fanatic will try to connect as many of these bonus pipes as possible, as they will multiply your score! You can get up to 128 times the original score for the length of the tube if you are truly skilled.
If you can't find the solution and are not able to connect the pipes, maybe there is a bomb around somewhere, connect this piece of pipe and activate it.
© 2009 Triangle Studios B.V. All rights reserved. Developed by Triangle Studios.
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