Written by Kerith Busby
So up next for the switch we have a game simply called Bus Fix 2019 brought to you by the publishers at Ultimate games, the name says it all really doesn’t it? You fix buses and there are 6 different style of buses to repair as you play the game. You unlock the tools and ability to repair new ones as you level up along with that you have a range of 60 different parts to replace on the buses as well.
Bus fix 2019 has a couple of different options in terms of game mode I suppose you could call it, you can take on contracts for people to repair there broken buses ranging just a couple things wrong to 10 or more busted parts or you can buy old buses at auction fix them and sell them.
So how is the gameplay in Bus Fix 2019, its not great in fact its pretty bad… the controls are clunky and slow and despite using the touch screen it doesn’t give you a zoom in option or the ability to move things around on screen you can just spin them. This makes it very hard to determine what is the issue you need to fix as you will end up taking the whole engine apart because you can’t click the individual parts correctly to check them. Well I got angry with it and started taking the whole bus apart anyway and it is a shame as with the touch screen a simple zoom function and the ability to take a better look should not have been beyond their capabilities.
Bus Fix 2019 obviously doesn’t really have a story you repair buses, you earn money slowly (I will come back to this) and when you grind for enough cash you can buy and sell buses too then rinse and repeat, all in all it doesn’t give you much to want to come back to which is a shame as there are some really great mechanic sims out there at the moment.
Bus fix 2019 has a very slow income rate from the repair work that you do so it will take you a long time to get to the point where you can buy and sell buses, the grind is real here guys. I hope you don’t break you switch before you get to that point as I had to keep putting this game down and coming back to it where I struggled with the interface and the lack of help from the game when you start, as the tutorial is not the most helpful which is a shame as they have missed some key aspects which would make the game much more enjoyable.
So, over all score for Bus fix 2019 3/10 – it is available now for £5.39 but I feel that is too much for what you are getting sadly.