“Leveling up becomes a methodical choice” | I’m not sure that being an electrician was ever something that I considered when deciding on a career path. But as I’ve gotten older, it’s become something that I feel that most should know. At least the basics anyway. Take on the electrician role and learn the profession’s basics! Install sockets, repair worn-out equipment, assemble broken appliances, replace light bulbs, and lay wires at your customers’ homes. Be sure to check everything twice. With electricity, everything is serious, and Electrician Simulator, not only aims to provide you with the basics, including safety tips, but also offers some rather satisfying gameplay.
ℹ️ Reviewed on Nintendo Switch | Review code provided by PR/publisher, this review is the personal opinion of the writer. Got unanswered questions about this game? Get in touch on X!
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Your tools of the trade
Things I liked!
- Realistic Simulation | Probably the biggest selling point, and to my surprise, Electrician Simulator is an accurate representation of what to expect when dealing with certain jobs. While it doesn’t go into the extreme levels of details that you would expect to see with an actual electrician, it does also offer some business management side of things, such as managing a client list and different jobs. Not only this, but it also shows your progression as you climb the ranks and become more adept at your job. This comes with higher pay as well. The game does do a good job and making sure you understand the differences between real life and this being a game too, just in case you develop the sudden urge to dismantle your electrical equipment just to test what you’ve learned. It also does a good job of giving you variety in the jobs you take on. Some range from minor gadget repairs to full-on lights, wall sockets, computers, and more.
- A Vast Array of Tools | Depending on what sort of jobs you undertake on Electrician Simulator, you’ll be given a certain set of tools relevant to each job. For the more gadget-orientated jobs, you’ll find yourself equipped with a screwdriver, rust spray, multimeter, tweezers, and a soldering iron to ensure complete dissection of the items that need fixing. Each tool feels useful and allowing you access to the wide variety of them ensures you get to put each one to full use. At first, it was very much a trial and error, but I soon got the hang of using each tool properly. Once items were prepared I could use my multimeter tool to test currents and make sure that voltage was passing through. If it wasn’t I knew I had screwed up somewhere. When it comes to the house electrics, it turned out to be much more complex than I initially thought. There were instances where I forgot to turn off the electrics and ended up zapping myself, and to my horror, I was met with a rather painful screech that made me jump out of my skin.
- Leveling Up | Completing tasks earns you XP, and leveling up unlocks more complex items to buy. Higher levels increase job difficulty, requiring a balance between cost and profit. You must continuously learn and adapt skills, including VR-based training. However, some odd gameplay choices, like improving a flat’s electrics instead of the protagonist’s skills, impact realism. Despite this, leveling up becomes a methodical choice since taking on easier jobs will allow you to gain access to newer items much sooner.
- Objectives & UI | One thing I liked about Electrician Simulator was the UI and objective elements of the game. They are very clear and keep you on track. When needed they can be brought up looked over for more information, and collapsed again so as not to fill your screen with needless waste. Once all of your objectives are complete a simple message telling you to leave the house pops up, where you are promptly paid and can choose your next job, or return to purchase new equipment.
Your trusty screwdriver is ready for any job
Neither good nor bad
- The Audio | The audio performed well thanks to its balanced style, featuring energetic music and authentic tool noises that immerse you in the action. Each tool that I used felt realistic because of it, and it was good to see that it took itself seriously when replicating these tools for the game. Music can be turned off via the menu if you want to get into the realistic nature of fixing electronics.
- Performance | Electrician Simulator is not a bad-looking game at all, but performance does vary when playing in handheld mode versus docked mode. When docked the game runs well with an unlocked frame rate allowing it to achieve higher frames when possible. The game looks sharp and well-presented overall and is the preferred method of playing in my opinion. Handheld mode does bring the resolution down a peg and also reduces the frame rate somewhat, and can cause some bugs along the way. While nothing game-breaking happened, switching from docked to handheld mode did prevent me from using the tool I had equipped at the time forcing me to swap out the tools I had and then back again. A small criticism, but one that hopefully gets addressed in future updates.
Objectives are clear and simple
Things I disliked!
- Very Repetitive | Despite giving you a choice of many jobs to do, many of them lack any sort of variety. A lot of the time you are spent fixing a light or fixing another type of electrical device, and it is very rinse and repeat. Apart from the jobs like fixing the electrics in a flat which I mentioned in the leveling up section, you will find it very repetitive.
How long did I play the review before publishing? 8 hours
How long to beat the story? 6-8 hours
How many Achievements did I earn before publishing? No achievements on the Nintendo Switch
You’ll love this game if you like these | Bakery Simulator, House Flipper, PC Building Simulator
75/100 ⭐| For those looking for a decent simulation game, Electrician Simulator will scratch that itch. It offers enough overall to keep you entertained for hours while also ensuring you know the safety around electricity. Despite being fairly repetitive, players will also appreciate the business management side of the game which also turned out to be one of Electrician Simulator’s best features.
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