Bridgy Jones™ Review
- Intuitive controls make bridge building and adjusting a breeze.
- Bonkers (and slightly disturbing) story.
- Jaunty tunes.
- Not for those who lack a basic understanding of physics.
Bridgy Jones's intuitive control scheme and interface make it a great addition to the bridge building genre.
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The following is a public service announcement: Those with no grasp of physics or basic engineering (like Dave who, wrote this review) will probably not get the most out of a game like Bridgy Jones. Of course, this isn't to say that it's not a good game. It just that here, as with other construction-based physics games like World of Goo, your enjoyment hinges on how effective you are at throwing up load-bearing scaffolds.
In this case, you're throwing up improvised structures to get your train across a gap, so that Bridgy and his dog can catch up with an ostrich. Don't ask why - they have their reasons.
What makes this bridge builder great, however are the controls and user interface. Selecting either a rail or a wooden plank is as easy as tap and drag. There are anchor points onto which to attach your creations (as unattached debris will fall victim to gravity once each round begins). Removing mistakes or starting from scratch is only a tap or swipe away (provided you're holding the appropriate buttons). Each piece also can be stretched to a specific length, with length limits forcing you to use the other resources at your disposal to reinforce their architecture. This reinforcement is key, as not only will your train plummet if the bridge cannot support its weight, but too much strain on any one plank will cause it to crumble and snap before you can get anywhere near it.
Of course, getting across safely is merely the first step. Those chasing three stars will want to make sure the cargo survives the ride, and that they complete the whole effort in as fast a time as possible. Special levels will open up when you hit certain star milestones. These really test your ingenuity, offering even more limited resources and alternate completion goals.
Delivering the high level of presentation we've come to expect from Chillingo, along with some great musical accompaninment, Bridgy Jones is a high watermark in the bridge building genre. You'll probably want to complete it just to see whether Bridgy or his dog end up with the Ostrich. No, seriously. We wish we were kidding.
DescriptionFeatured as Editor's Choice on the App Store!
"We've seen bridge-building games before, but they've never had such a good editor, they've never been this challenging and surprising, and they've never been this funny. It's the new gold standard." — Pocket Gamer, 9/10 'Gold Award'
"A unique and fun puzzler that’s filled with personality." — Capsule Computers, 8.5/10
"Bridgy Jones's intuitive control scheme and interface make it a great addition to the bridge building genre." — App Spy, 4/5
Use your bridge building abilities to help Bridgy Jones and his mangy mutt Bonner drive their locomotive safely across ravines, chasms, rivers and gorges. With a handful of tools and resources, construct a bridge that’ll support Bridgy and his cargo as they steam through woodlands, caves and over mountain ranges.
Choose from a range of materials such as wooden beams, tracks, ropes and concrete blocks to construct a safe and secure bridge. Simply tap and drag your materials to get building!
Choo Choose wisely!
When your bridge is built, it’s time to drive Bridgy’s steam train across it. Will your sturdy design buckle under the pressure or will it hold out just long enough for Bridgy to make it to the other side?
A Bridge Too Far?
Fancy a greater challenge? Go after all four medals in each level by completing objectives and unlock Awesome Adventures, unique and visually stunning bonus levels in Bridgy and Bonner’s journey.
• Over 32 levels to experiment with your own bridge designs
• Drive Bridgy’s train across your creations
• Four different building materials: tracks, planks, ropes and concrete blocks
• Gorgeous art style brings Bridgy and Bonner to life.
• Great sense of humor—look out for great jokes in the loading screens.
• Over 120 additional objectives to complete and eight bonus levels to unlock
• UNIVERSAL: get building on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
This game features non-compulsory In-App Purchases. If you do not wish to use this feature please disable In-App Purchases in your device settings.
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What's New in Version 1.2.1We’ve listened to your feedback and removed those noisy notifications and fixed some pesky bugs along the way to make the Bridgy Jones experience even better than before!
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