For those two or three hardy souls out there who have never tried a dismantling game the concept is simple: take apart an object using only your screwdriver and your wits. Why your wits, you might ask? Because whomever designed these neat little gadgets has decided to copy protect their proprietary hardware in the only way they seem to know how, by creating mind-bending puzzles to slow you down in the process of deconstruction, with a nasty little booby-trap surprise at the end to thwart any would-be reverse engineering knock-off.
Taken as a whole the dismantlement series has been one of the most popular on the site, a basic concept that you might find in another, longer game taking an object apart and turned it into its own little genre and art form. Dismantle a radio? We're tuned in. Dismantle a fan? Let's give it a whirl! Dismantle a Burger? Omnomnom...wait, what? Yes, we have taken apart many things in our eternal quest to reduce common objects to their basic components, even something so esoteric as a Tea Canister. Does Smartphone live up to the standards of those that came before it?
Well, yes and no. The initial puzzle is definitely a tricky one, no question. Unfortunately, it goes a little downhill from there, the puzzles becoming progressively easier. The emphasis in Dismantlement: Smart Phone seems to be more on the graphics this time around, and the puzzles do suffer a bit for it. Still loads of fun, but not as difficult as some in the series. Tougher than Dismantlement: Burger, certainly, but still...
This is still a dismantlement game, though, thus a whole lot of puzzle solving fun wrapped up in a neat little package. And for us older folks who are sometimes confused by this newfangled technology stuff, who have trouble with touch screens or tiny little buttons, or who JUST WANT TO MAKE A DARNED PHONE CALL WITHOUT ACCIDENTLY SETTING OFF A CAMERA FLASH RIGHT IN THEIR EYES...um, well, for us this is sweet revenge, to say the least. So get dismantling!
Thanks to Cyberjar88 for the heads-up about the new release!