When I was a kid, occasionally for my birthday or Christmas or whatever I'd get a science experiment kit. It doesn't matter that the "experiments" mostly proved already known principles like "you can make a potato into an impractical battery" and "if in a fit of scientific zeal you use all the potatoes in the house that mom was planning to make for dinner you're going to get it". These things didn't matter, because it was all FOR SCIENCE! A magic phrase indeed. Oh sure, you could say that Successful Experiment by Toffee Games is just another physics-based puzzler where you fiddle around with balls and targets, but just check out that sweet laboratory set you've got as a background, and the Einstein-look on the logo character. You're fiddling around with balls and targets for science.
You're presented in each level with an eight-ball and a green flag, and your goal is to get the ball to the flag, via ramps, water hazards, bridges, and whatever else is around. Your only tools of manipulation are bowling balls, basketballs, and bubbles. Bowling balls are heavy, but sink; basketballs float in water and are medium-weight; bubbles float upward. You are given a certain number of each kind of ball and must figure out how and when to release them to guide the eight-ball to the flag.
There are only 18 experiments in the game, and they must be beaten in order, which is a bit of a drawback as the difficulty level seems to go up and down. Some levels are more focused on careful placement, others on planning, others on timing, and the most fiendish of all require all three. The physics is handled well, and I really like how there usually is more than one solution for an experiment. You're usually given more balls than you need, and as long as you get the eight ball to the flag, the game accepts it as a solution, so you can do things in an absurd and inefficient way if you prefer. It's a fun little coffee break game for when you want to drink your coffee and play a game... for science.