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Brilliant and absorbing robotic adventure Machinarium is out now for Windows Phone

But some of its bolts need tightening

Brilliant and absorbing robotic adventure Machinarium is out now for Windows Phone
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Amanita's Gold Award-winning point-and-tap adventure Machinarium has finally completed its long and winding journey to Windows Phone.

In this one, you can expect a vaguely steampunk tale of wonky robots; tin-can love; and sneaking back into a city of metal and bullies.

You see, you play a ramshackle little automaton who's trying to make his way back into a walled town out of which he's been thrown.

Cue plenty of head-scratching puzzles and challenges all presented without a single word of dialogue.

When we reviewed the iOS version, we said that "Machinarium is irresistible - a splendid little point-and-click adventure bolstered by a truly artful sense of character, storytelling, and world design." Which makes it sound really good.

There does appear to be a problem with this new Windows Phone 8 port, though, with a large number of players reporting that the game is crashing every time they reach a specific place.

Amanita has said it's aware of the problem and that a patch to fix it should be out in a couple of days.

You shouldn't let that put you off, mind, for Machinarium is a wonderful game that deserves to be played as much as possible and by as many people as possible.

You can grab it from the Windows Phone Store for just $4.49 / £3.49 [buy].

WPCentral