New Apple Arcade game Scrappers turns trash day into a frantic battle


“Scrappers” from Q-Games debuted today on Apple Arcade
Scrappers is a mix of basketball, hand-to-hand combat, and trash day.
Photo: Apple/Q-Games

Scrappers makes taking out the rubbish less a boring chore and more an epic battle. Up to four players control robot garbage collectors as they clean up a grimy city. But watch out for rival teams!

Scrappers is good clean fun

It’s up to these robots to “clean up the streets of a futuristic city teeming with garbage — and trash anyone who gets in the way,“ according to Q-Games, the developer.

The goal is to get the job done as quickly as possible. And working with your teammates is necessary, as stacking and passing junk brings bigger rewards.

But there’s more to Scrappers than just moving rubbish. “Rival teams will attack and interfere, and it’s up to you to dispose of them while staying on schedule,“ warns Q-Games.

The game offers four themed areas and 20 stages. And your team’s garbage truck can be customized with over 100 unique parts. Plus, there are a variety of weapons to use to trash rival robots.

Scrappers is for 1-4 players aged 9 and up. There are versions for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and the game supports PlayStation DualShock 4, Xbox Wireless and MFi controllers.

Play now on Apple Arcade

Scrappers debuted Friday, April 10 on Apple Arcade, a subscription gaming service. While this costs $4.99 a month, it comes with over 100 other games. And there are no other costs because Apple bans ads, in-app purchases and loot boxes.

Other recently-released group games on Apple arcade include Secret Oops! and Butter Royale.