For the first review on this site I figured I'd review the one game I haven't been able to stop playing. I have installed and tried close to twenty games from Apple Arcade. Most I am liking and have kept on my phone and will install on my iPad when I can. Others I am waiting to see if they are better on the iPad or AppleTV. A few I have just deleted and have not liked. However, Assemble With Care, by ustwo games is a game I cannot put down.
In the game you play Maria, a traveler who is trying to help member of the town Bellariva repair their old gadgets. As you play you have to repair items like an old 35mm film camera, a cassette recorder, a rotary phone and more. You have to take items apart, replace damaged pieces, rewire some parts and put it all back together.
In between repairs there is a scrollable story to read. However, to be honest, I have skipped the story and rushed to the next repair because it is so much fun! I had a huge grin on my face as I used a pencil to spool back an old cassette (something I did many times growing up). Even more fun was playing a mini game on the handheld gaming system I just repaired! Each item is more fun and it is not as hard to rapid as one may think.
See and repairing many items I grew up with is pure fun. Many kids (and possibly adults) won't even recognize a lot of these items!
Gameplay is smooth and the artwork looks great (in the story and the gameplay area). The screwdriver just works as you would expect it to and the parts come apart and go together smoothly without issue. It just works as a game should without any issues.
As of this writing, Apple Arcade is not available on the iPad, but the game plays fine on an iPhone/iPod screen. No size or control issues. It just works.
If you have Apple Arcade you are going to want to download and play Assemble With Care. It is a winner!
AArcade Review Rating 5 out of 5
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