Unfortunately, the same build-your-own wrinkles that breathe new life into old platforming gimmicks also limit the appeal for the less mechanically inclined. If you couldn't care less about crafting your own vehicles, you'll grow tired of hunting down new parts simply to activate preset blueprints. On the other hand, if you see a universe of possibility in every pile of Legos, you'll get a creative kick out of Nuts & Bolts.
* Lots of vehicle classes; plenty of collectible parts for building.
* Wide variety of challenges in large and vivid worlds.
* Building won't appeal to everyone; absent multiplayer options.
* Will kids get the Dallas and Buck Rogers parodies?