• Sep 4th 2008 at 1:28PM
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Click above for gallery of Touch Mechanic screenshots

Video games have long since extended their reach beyond violent first-person shooters and fast paced driving games to include the more mundane aspects of life. In The Sims, gamers play by controlling people who just go about their daily business. A new game for the Nintendo DS by Kando Games is coming that takes a similar approach. That is, if your daily business is being an auto mechanic. Touch Mechanic uses the dual-screen display and stylus of the DS to put you in the shoes of an auto repair man working on and tuning classic and modern autos. In the video after the break you can see how the stylus is used to literally tap parts like mufflers and brake discs off a car. It looks interesting and may be a great way to get to know the inner workings of your auto better, but like many modern day sims, could be insufferably boring, as well. There's no word on what markets Touch Mechanic will be released for, but considering there's a lot of American iron in the game that needs fixing, the U.S. might be on the game's short list of regions. Check out screenshots in the gallery below and a video of the game in action after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Frankie!

[Source: DS Fanboy, Hobby Media]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks exactly like Trauma Center.

      Which isn't a terrible thing, that was a decent game (3 out of 5 stars I'd say).
      • 6 Years Ago
      That cartoon chick looks interesting. I wouldn't mind a hentai subplot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      did anybody see the word 'penis' somewhere in the video?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now what would be cool is if they could integrate this with Forza or Gran Tourismo. You work, and then you drive (or curse up a sotorm because it does not start, etc. etc.), like real life.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I must have this game.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "see how the stylus is used to literally tap parts like mufflers and brake discs off a car"

      Uh, that only works in the real world if your vehicle is severely rusted out. I also love how they show the guy holding a precision roundoff tool, I mean adjustable wrench...

      I can see how there may be some limited educational value, but why not simply get off your @$$, get outside and actually do some work on your own car? I'd take a beater jalopy project over a tricked out virtual Ferrari any day. Something to do with one being, you know, real, instead of just a collection of electrons and pixels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh goody!

      Now I can kill some time while I wait for the next version
      of Proletariat II, where I get to be a French peasant working the farms for a upper class family and struggle to put food on the table.

      I should buy one for all the little kids I know as well, so they too can feel the joy of simulating what it's like to be someone's bitch.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something about the title just sounds wrong... I can't seem to put my finger on it though.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Could be fun, but it's unlikely.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks interesting, but it would probably get boring real quickly if there is no real goal to the game.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let's examine the box art:

      You play a surfer who clubs seals with a wrench, who works on ricemobiles so he can afford to go north and club said seals. You're followed around by your stripper cousin and alcoholic uncle, who just happens to be Gimli, son of Gloin. And there's a stereotypical angry Japanese businessman.

      Sign me up!

      All kidding aside, I'll probably buy this.
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