* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack overall is amazing.
** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Bonus awesome points]] if (in the second game) you finish a puzzle just in time for the climax of ''[[PublicDomainSoundTrack Also Sprach Zarathustra]].''
* FridgeLogic: Many devices are [[RuleOfFun excused]] from this, but lighting a fuse with a flashlight still seems odd.
* PolishedPort: The [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]] port of the original game. Not only are the graphics of higher quality, but the game includes speech and a remastered soundtrack that was so well received, some of the tracks were added into the sequels on the PC. The only gripe would be the awkwardness of using a controller and not a mouse.
* TearJerker: The "New Age" track from TIM 2, TIM 3, Return Of, and Even More Contraptions. Can also be a HeartwarmingMoment.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Ragtime" in the third installment is a modified tune of Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag".
** "Hay Seed" from Contraptions has notable similarity to "Against the Grain" by Music/GarthBrooks.
* ThatOneLevel: ANYTHING that is a billiards puzzle. Especially the Tutorial level "Billiards" where even though you did what Professor Tim instructed, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the game does not recognize that you've solved the puzzle]].

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