Fix-it-up: Kate's Adventure - When Cars are a Passion
A new simulation game Fix-it-up: Kate's Adventure presents one of he
most popular types of game mechanics (resembling that of Build-a-lot)
in a totally new theme - car service. This makes it attractive for both
strategy and simulation fans as well as those in love with automobile
Who said a girl can't be a mechanic? Look at Kate!
she is definitely a very talented car mechanic, and she is determined
to prove it first by setting the declined auto workshop of her father's
up and running. The aim of turning it into the best workshop in Nevada
seems quite achievable - if you use enough effort. And after that, of
course, Kate will travel to several locations all over the States, from
old country garage in Oregon to sparkling Hollywood.
As I already said, the game mechanics strongly resembles that of
Build-a-lot series, which means you have a garage to manage, and you
control everything that goes on at your place. First of all, for each
level you get a number of goals to complete, from building some shops
to buying and tuning a certain number of definite cars or earning a
certain amount of money or rental income, for example. Sometimes
additional goals appear in the middle of the level - they usually
require more resources, so be sure not to spend everything right away.
resources you have are Spare Parts, Employees and Finances, and each
action requires spending some Spare Parts or money and using some
workforce. Of course, you can buy additional materials or hire
additional personnel if you have enough cash.
Every level has a time limit and some Prime Time period, for which you
will receive a reward of your choice - some decorative upgrade for your
The works you can perform in your shop include bodywork, tuning,
repairing, waxing and cleaning, and whatever else a good mechanic can
do to make a sedan or station wagon look and run the best. You can also
sell and buy cars. Buy cheap, sell high - that's the main principle of
commerce, according to Kate's father!
Tip: try to buy broken cars - it's much cheaper to repair them then to buy new ones.
Once you complete all the levels for a location, including Special
ones, you unlock Freeplay levels - choose between Time Challenge and
On the whole the game is really addictive and the game play is
diverse enough for you to build your own strategy and reach your goals
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