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  • Summary: Renovate like there’s no tomorrow! Gather your friends in this intense couch co-op about home renovation. Home renovation has never been so much fun.

    It is hard, messy work. But you don’t have to work alone in this crazy couch co-op! Join up to three friends, sit down (or not) and start a
    Renovate like there’s no tomorrow! Gather your friends in this intense couch co-op about home renovation. Home renovation has never been so much fun.

    It is hard, messy work. But you don’t have to work alone in this crazy couch co-op! Join up to three friends, sit down (or not) and start a wild renovation party.

    Meet a crew of renovators eager to get their job done. But most accidents happen at home: can you work effectively when there’s spilled paint on the floor and a pool of lava around the apartment?
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  1. Feb 24, 2020
    70
    Tools Up! is the latest in co-op game to turn mundane jobs into a crazy and enjoyable experience designed to test friendships. With a few bug fixes and updates, it could become a mainstay in Nintendo Switch libraries.
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    60
    Tools Up doesn't make the most of its clever co-op gaming concept, but I still had a decent enough time. I'll be there day one if a sequel ever takes this home-renovation hook and runs wild with it.
  3. 60
    Tools Up! has a ton of potential. It just needs a bit of tweaking and user-friendliness, but still offers a solidly absurd cooperative multiplayer experience. The game is frustrating and hilarious in nearly equal measure, which has a certain appeal for these kinds of shared experiences. Just, you know, maybe not with the children.
  4. Dec 12, 2019
    60
    Tools Up! isn’t necessarily groundbreaking as a party co-op title. However, even with its issues, there’s a lot of fun couch co-op to be had (and fun extras to enjoy in the late-game).
  5. Dec 23, 2019
    60
    At its core, Tools Up is very endearing in its premise, and for the most part, it works pretty well. Sadly though, the controls just aren’t quite as responsive or intuitive as you’d hope, and you’ll find yourself slipping up – quite literally in some cases – frequently. Additionally, objects in close proximity cause confusion, and you’ll often pick up the incorrect object, resulting in a lot of wasted time. Nevertheless, if you’re after an alternative to Overcooked, then Tools Up offers up enough incentive to take the plunge, even if it doesn’t quite match up.
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  1. Dec 3, 2019
    7
    Decent little party game to play. Game involves fixing walls and floors, removing wallpaper or flooring crack filling and painting. All ofDecent little party game to play. Game involves fixing walls and floors, removing wallpaper or flooring crack filling and painting. All of these are done with the use of 2 buttons. It’s challenging because friends get in your way when trying to get stuff done but the controls are simple so although the above sounds amazing, most of it is done with either the right or upper buttons.

    It’s not quite as good as overcooked as the variety is a little too lacking from level to level, there’s no sudden moving platforms or anything too crazy. It’s a lot of just painting one room, moving to the next. But if you need a game with friends or family to try during a weekend getaway or some couch gaming, it’s a good one to try.
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