Week in Arcade: Spare Parts

EA tosses up a $10 gem as the lone release this week.

Spare Parts

A generation ago, this was a full priced retail release. Now, we’re fortunate enough to snag it for $10. This is a somewhat routine platformer, the feel awfully similar to the later Crash Bandicoot titles. Combat follows the same rules, and the jumping mechanics are precise enough to satisfy. Even the humor is similar in tone. What separates it is co-op, giving another layer of life to something not that complex, but still a fun ride. Level up, grab additional parts with money, and bonk stuff in the head with a wrench. Life is good in this colorful romp.