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squareking
14-06-2011, 02:49 PM
I think it was mid-late 90s when I played this weird puzzler on a friend's Mac. Essentially, there was a hazard-filled arena and you controlled the rotation of a small white/silver bar to navigate to an endpoint. The bar would constantly rotate on a point and you could attach an end of the bar to a new point to travel through the arena.

That's all I remember about it. Any wild guesses?

JuJuCam
14-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Hmm can't say I played anything like that on a mac but it reminds me of a clock-themed puzzler I played on PC around that time. I remember it being clock themed at any rate, it might not be, but the idea is that you control the hand of a clock as it rotates around a point and you can swap to any point that the pointy end touches. All the levels tended to form a grid of points as I recall.

Don't remember the name unfortunately, so this reply is almost entirely useless. Sorry!

squareking
14-06-2011, 04:34 PM
The more related avenues of discussion we have, the better. :)

It might not have been a Mac, to be honest. I was 9 or 10 at the time, and I had an understanding of the difference between the systems...but I seem to remember playing it on a Mac.

icupnimpn2
14-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Pretty sure JuJuCam & squareking are talking about the same game.
ClockWerx @ Home of the Underdogs (http://www.hotud.org/component/content/article/41-puzzle/19894)
ClockWerx @ Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clockwerx)
ClockWerx @ Mobygames (http://www.mobygames.com/game/clockwerx/credits)
Flipping Fantastic, an online clone (http://thegamerstop.com/43414-Flipping-Fantastic.html)

squareking
14-06-2011, 06:52 PM
That's it! I played the Callisto version, Spin Doctor. Fantastic. Thanks gents!

wcaypahwat
14-06-2011, 06:52 PM
Spin doctor.

http://apple.wikia.com/wiki/Spin_Doctor

I recall they had it on my primary schools computers back in the 5th-6th grade.