Pocket Gamer writes:
"It sounds trite, but Fantastic Contraption is like one of its own primitive machines. Once you've spent enough time figuring out what to do with all the bits and bobbles the ordinary suddenly becomes remarkably dynamic and entertaining.
It's a laborious and irksome experience making something out of a pile of nothing, but once it does come together it's astoundingly addictive.
It's a game that appears reluctant to reveal its good qualities until, with a single button press, all your frustrating effort pays off, and a... well, fantastic contraption springs to life after a massively delayed reaction. The suspense makes the game immensely difficult to stop playing."