Bridge Constructor Médiéval Review
- Publisher: Headup Games GmbH & Co KG
- Genre: Simulation
- Released: 1 May, 2014
- Size: 50.8 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Intuitive snap to interface
- Story adds a nice range of challenges
- Good feedback helps you
- Early challenge may put some people off
- Trial and error mechanics can frustrate
Bridge Constructor Médiéval builds on a solid formula, adding a story mode that brings a couple of new challenges to the franchise. It doesn't ascend to dizzying heights, but it doesn't collapse under it's own weight either.
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Mechanically, Bridge Constructor Médiéval adds very little to the existing Bridge Constructor formula. As before, building your bridge to cross the game’s various chasms is a simple process of selecting the desired materials from the menu and then tracing them into existence within a virtual grid.
You have to work within a budget, making the construction process a little more tricky, especially if you want to achieve each stage’s more challenging secondary goal.
To help with your machinations, each failure generates plenty of feedback. As travellers head across the bridge every cable, plank, and girder will change colour to indicate their relative strain. Its an effective way to communicate where flaws lie, though we often found that altering one element of our bridge would usually lead to unforeseen consequences further along the line.
The unfortunate upshot of this experimental approach is that it can undermine the desire to plan. If you are anything like us, you will quickly find yourself building quick and messy bridges to test theories in order to meet the level's most basic challenge, rather than investing effort in more elegant designs that could meet the secondary goals.
While all of this will be familiar to Bridge Constructor veterans, Médiéval does expand the original’s gameplay with a olde worlde story of a kingdom under siege.
Slowly, this story begins to have interesting effects on the goals and challenges. When the invaders see you mounting your defences they begin to bombard your creations with rocks, forcing you to construct more robust bridges to shepherd your troops to safety. The narrative even has you building booby traps - bridges that will fail at just the right moment to send the invading forces plummeting to their deaths. These fun twists change-up the gameplay just asyou start to tire of the core mechanics, keeping the action fresh.
Bridge Constructor Médiéval builds on an already solid foundation. It doesn't add a huge amount, and its steep learning curve may sour some, but the addition of a story and fun new challenges should keep series stalwarts satisfied for a while.
DescriptionBridge Constructor Medieval has been voted as one of the "Best of 2014" games in the App Store in 13 countries!
Dive into the Middle Ages and play the successor to the worldwide #1 hit, Bridge Constructor
Bridge Constructor Medieval turns back the clock a few centuries to the time of knights and castles. Build sturdy bridges to supply your city with provisions - or cunningly constructed bridges that collapse under the weight of attacking troops, sending the horde of enemies into the abyss below. You won’t even be safe from cannon fire in the 40 brand new levels. Protect your foot soldiers and your horse-drawn carriages with covered bridges and stable pillar structures.
There are a total of five materials available to help you build the perfect bridge: wood, heavy wood, stone and ropes, along with the new addition of the bridge roof.
The exciting background story allows you to familiarize yourself with the various materials on a step by step basis, and learn everything you need to know so that your bridges meet the requirements of the different levels.
Innovative game modes in store for you!
Besides building stable bridges, there's also plenty on offer for veterans to discover in the new game modes.
In the siege level, your bridge is bombarded by enemy catapults. Strengthen your bridge so that it doesn't collapse, and protect your own troops on the bridge with a bridge roof.
In another new game mode, you build your bridges so that they collapse under the load of enemy units to send as many of them as possible into the abyss.
In addition, the unique bonus challenges will leave even the most experienced players at their wit’s end. That way, both bridge-building professionals and novices will face a challenge in Bridge Constructor Medieval.
- For the first time: Build bridges in the Middle Ages!
- Brand new levels and game modes for a completely new gaming experience
- Design sturdy bridge roofs to protect yourself from enemy catapults
- Construct cunning bridge traps to send advancing enemy troops into the abyss
- Exciting and funny background story
- Enjoy beautiful medieval landscapes
- Game Center Achievements and rankings
- iCloud implementation to have game progress available across different devices
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What's New in Version 1.2- iCloud implementation: now you can continue playing on different devices with the same save game
- Loading times significantly reduced
- Minor fixes and improvements in the hint system
- Sound effects can be turned off separately in the menu now
- Various fixes to reduce crashes