Released: February 22, 2016
Publisher: PlayWay S.A.
Developer: Red Dot Games
MSRP: $5.99, Steam
In all my life, I never thought I would ever play a game titled Car Mechanic Simulator.
A) I never thought I would play a game that had anything to do with being a Car Mechanic (I think most of us pay a guy to do that for us, should the need arise)
B) I never thought I would enjoy it.
It seems I am just full of surprises lately.
PlayWay has been extremely generous to Legends of Tabletop, and those very kind folks have given me 2 (two) Steam codes for their Mercedes Benz Gullwing DLC. These codes are now up for grabs!
Submit 1 (one) email to legendsoftabletop (at) gmail (dot) com with the words
“MERCEDES DLC” in the subject line, and
“I love the Legends of Tabletop”
or any other form of flattery shall suffice in the contents of the message. (Make us laugh.)
A winner will be selected via random drawing on March 30, 2016.
The lucky winners will be contacted via email on March 31, 2016 with 1 (one) Steam code.
Good Luck! (A brief reminder, this is for the DLC ONLY. You will need the Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 package to enjoy your DLC.)
So this is a pretty straightforward game at first, you’re a mechanic in a sparkling-clean autoshop, complete with ringing telephone that presents you with cars that require varying levels of repair. Let’s get started on some sloppy car steering.
This poor Rino Piccolo has no idea what’s going to happen to it. Neither do I.
What a cute little roller skate…I was tempted to think of something like this for my next vehicle, but it snows here and I’m a little hesitant because of ice, clearance, etc.
Let’s tear it apart, shall we?
Standard 3D M&K controls are in full effect here, and yes, you can even invert the mouse.
How cool is this! I now have the car on the lift – I can now disassemble all of the parts and sell them for scrap!
I have decided that I am now running an auto salvage business, and business is…
mediocre? The shop is clean and I’m glad all the parts disappear once they are removed, as I have absolutely no idea how they go back together. I sold some parts and made a few hundred dollars. Do I live in a dumpster behind the building? I will hide there once the owner of the roller skate comes looking for their fixed car.
“Sorry, bro. I don’t know where the person went that said they were going to buy the parts to fix your car.”
Um. I have some money, but now there is an empty husk of car that occupies one of my lifts…
It seems I’ve created quite a problem for myself. My dreams of auto salvage are dashed.
(I can’t put things back together…Oh well, a hasty assumption I had made before realization struck…)
Let’s do this legitimately…I can do oil changes I suppose.
I can’t think of the last time I paid someone $150 for an oil change. My mechanic had better not get any ideas about this.
I think I can do several of these oil changes until I get enough EXP to upgrade my repair tools and actually rebuild the car I scrapped.
Oh, how meta is this…
There is a computer in the game to access the car parts you can buy on the internet.
You get on a computer in your game that’s on the computer, and go on the internet to order things off the internet in your computer that’s on the internet playing a game on the computer.
Verdict: 9/10 Tentacles wave towards the empty sky
I will play this again. I never realized it could be so relaxing to fix things and make them run smoothly.
OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
Processor: Core i3 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD6870 with 1GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 4 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
Mac OS X:
OS: Mac OS X 10.7
Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 MB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
Storage: 4 MB available space