If you like building games, there is a new Android game called Apparatus that you’re going to love. Apparatus is a new game from Bithack that lets you build those funky Rube Goldberg type machines. You’ll use these machines to try and move your marbles into the goal, so you can advance to the next level. Apparatus also has three different modes of play, which is a big plus. It’s in Open Beta now, and if this is the beta… I can’t wait to see the finished version.
The gameplay is pretty typical of most building games, and you’ll be building crazy contraptions in no time. Your goal for each level will be a blue basket, and you’ll have to get your marble (or marbles) into that basket by using the tools your given. You’ll be given wooden planks, pegs, rope, and even motors! Yup, you can put a little power into your creations in this game, which is very cool. Another thing I really liked about Apparatus is the fact you can “nail” boards together, and use wrenches to connect objects. You can also move some of your building materials “in and out” on the board, which was a nice touch. Some of the levels are pretty large and elaborate (which is great), but they have that covered with pinch/zoom function.
There are also three modes of gameplay in Apparatus, which really gives it a lot of depth. The main section of the game has 36 levels in all. They start out kind of easy to teach you the game, but get progressively harder as you move along. The next mode is the Sandbox or Freebuild mode. From there you can build a new apparatus or a new challenge, and you can upload those as community levels. Last but not least, we have the Community levels section. This is where you can play other levels created by other Apparatus players. Last time I checked there were around 40 levels up which is very cool.
I’ve always enjoyed building games, and this is definitely one of the best I’ve played in awhile. It’s also in beta, so I’m anxious to see what’s coming down the road for Apparatus. It’s has a great replay factor as well; there are plenty of levels to play, and the sandbox mode alone can keep you busy for weeks. There is a free version that gives you a few levels to try, and a paid version for 1.58. If you want to play a really great building game, you need to go check out Apparatus.