The time machine is the 3rd most expensive building in Cookie Clicker, with a base price of 123,456,789. A single, fully upgraded Time Machine gives 3,476,512 cookies/second, while with no upgrades it makes 98,765 cookies/second. Its description states that the time machine goes back in time to get cookies that you have produced in the past before they were spent or "eaten".
Purchasing 15 Time Machines allows for the purchasing of a Grandma upgrade and a new Grandma type.
|Icon||Name||Quantity Needed||Price (cookies)||Description||ID #|
|Grandmas' grandmas||15 time machines||12,345,678,900||Grandmas are twice as efficient.|
"A nice grandma's nice grandma to bake double the cookies."
In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit
|Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field|
The Time machine was introduced in the 0.125 update. It costs 123,456,789 cookies, and is the most expensive of all the items, at their base levels. It produces 123,456 cookies per 5 seconds.
Adding 24,691.2 CpS (cookies per second), it is approximately 18.5203 times quicker than the Portal. It also causes some grandmas to wear a pink jumpsuit with a visor, a hoverboard, and a green rolling pin, leading to the assumption that these grandmas came from the future.
|Images from current version, left for menu, right for in-game appearance|
- You need at least 15 Time Machines to purchase the "Grandmas' Grandmas" upgrade.
- A time machine is a fictional machine used in numerous works of Science Fiction; the revamped in-field icon loosely resembles the clockpunk designs used in films based on the novel The Time Machine.
- All of the base costs and yields associated with the Time Machine are made up of sequential numbers, counting forwards from 1 to 9, backwards from 9 to 1 or even from 9 down to 4 then up to 9 again.
- The "Flux Capacitor" upgrade, as well as its flavor text ("Bake to the future"), are references to the 80's classic film "Back to the Future."
- The flavor text on the "Time Paradox Resolver" upgrade ("No more fooling around with your own grandmother") may be a reference to the show Futurama episode 51 ("Roswell that Ends Well")