Fix-it-up: Kate's Adventure
The only 'Fix-it up' game I've played which is a shame because I really enjoyed this one!! (Must get buying the rest)
It's rather unique in the fact you own a repair shop and you have to repair and upgrade cars - and the goals are fun because not only do you need to make money but sometimes it is necessary to keep certain cars etc etc.
I found the harder levels to be nearly impossible plus the extra levels which you need to make an extra item, like a helicopter are near impossible. Loads of fun though with some great graphics and an interesting enough story!
January 11, 2012
Want to run your own auto shop?
I loved this game. I had a hard time turning down cheap vehicles that I could flip the upgrades and sell for so much more! The challenges were fun and great and there's always a level or two that frustrates you a little, but it's never so bad that you aren't going to finish the game. Just take a break and come back to it. I don't always listen to the game music, so you can decide if you want the game or your music on. I always wonder what the people do after dropping their vehicle off on the side of the road ... maybe they take the bus or maybe they're waiting around to buy a better car from you?
November 30, 2011
Some fixed fun
You have to enjoy this game from the start to finish. Best part is once you beat this one, the story goes on in another fix-it-up game. A very well balanced time manage game series.
April 19, 2012
This game Kate is getting started and it takes you to the garages where she fixes up cars and trucks. Her World Tour is even better.
November 22, 2011
I could not help but want to keep buying, fixing, and selling cars! Before I knew it my demo was fast running out, and I knew I had to get this game!
You start with a garage and parking lot, renting out cars in your lot, and fixing up cars, keeping them clean to rent or sell, or improving them through body work and other upgrades.
People drive by with cars to sell in various conditions. You don't have to worry too much about the prices, as you can resell a car for the same price you bought it for, or improve it to sell it for more. The price is fixed based on the condition, so you don't have to pay too much attention to the actual price, and can be assured you'll make money by improving the cars and reselling or renting them out.
The story is quick and enjoyable...you really want to see Kate succeed!
December 19, 2012
Not the most complicated of games; but the free one hour trial went by soo fast. Really enjoyed it.
March 4, 2013
Good but a bit annoying
I'm not usually into Time Management games but this one is pretty good. For some reason it keeps freezing though - just temporarily glitching, but it happens a lot - making it very frustrating. My computer exceeds the spec for the game so I don't know what the problem is.
The other thing I find annoying is the characters that keep popping up to "talk to you". Sometimes they're adding in extra challenges but really all the story stuff is unnecessary. Sometimes they block the screen.
But it's a challenging game that I'm enjoying. I'm hoping to uncover a sandbox but I'm not hopeful!
May 18, 2013
Buying, repairing, upgrading, selling and renting cars. Which makes this a unique game and worth an extra star. Although I enjoyed it for the most part, some tasks became very repetitious very quickly. I thought the cut-scenes were a little cheesy. Otherwise a game to definitely to take for a spin :)
February 19, 2013
Are You the Salesman of the Year.
Little did I know what I was getting myself into playing this game.
There's a reason God gave us sons - to work on our cars - LOL.
This is a game all about buying wrecks, fixing them up, cleaning them up, selling them and getting rent monies. Unfortunately, I know NOTHING about this and set myself up for failure trying to play. Oh, I completed the levels with great success - just don't know how I did it - lol.
This is definitely a game for car enthusiasts, mechanics or if you just want the thrill of figuring this game out. Good luck.
July 9, 2014