developer: The Knights of Unity
publisher: All in! Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-4
Tools Up! is a cooperative game, focused on the renovation of houses. It is a mixture of House Flipper and Overcooked, in which players renovate rooms and test their ability to work according to customer guidelines. The game was created by All in Games.
In the game, players assume the role of construction workers, who were commissioned by the residents of the mysterious skyscraper to renovate each room of the building in their absence, taking into account the wishes and needs of its future residents placed on the construction plans.
Tools Up! consists of a campaign divided into individual missions, which the closer to the end, the more demanding they are. It's up to players whether they are going to play as a team, or whether they are going to cause a mess and disturb at every step, rather than being helpful in any way. However, one must bear in mind that the aim of the game is to score as many points as possible, which is influenced by the time of completing the task and adapting to the client's recommendations.
In addition, each mission can be played in any order in Party Mode, provided that the level is completed in the main campaign.
Initially, players can choose one of the four characters, but as they go through the campaign, their number will increase.
Locations that are renovated differ from each other by their surroundings, colors, weather conditions, and the style of the buildings.
The activities players do include painting, wallpapering, demolishing, cleaning, carrying furniture, rotating the camera (this is an activity available only to the person holding the construction plan), and everything else that will make a pleasant job turn into a nightmare for the rest of the co-workers. Pouring paint? No problem. Devastating the door? Sure. Pushing employees into other rooms? Of course! The choice is yours.
Tools Up! is a nice game with cartoon-like visuals and a lively soundtrack.
The game has full support for controllers.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-650 3.2 GHz / AMD A10-5800K 3.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 7510 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD A8-5600K 3.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 630 / Radeon HD 6570 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit