Review Bridge Constructor Medieval
Oh, the humanity!
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 22 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Quality animation, quality graphics, interesting levels
Glitches, is lagging, in-app purchases
Bridge Constructor Medieval for Android will be an instant hit for those who enjoyed the original iteration to this game, Bridge Constructor. Just like its predecessor, there are bridges to be built, and you’re the one tasked to do it. Only in this version, it’s horses, carriages, pilgrims and peasants who risk life and limb to cross your unsteady creations. And trust me, if I’m the one building these things, there’s a good chance everyone is plummeting to their untimely death. Just saying.
Bridge Constructor Medieval adds a fun twist to the original classic. All the familiar stuff is there, but there’s also a new one called ‘siege’ level, which adds the fun of catapults bombarding your bridge, so be sure to build it extra strong, or you’ll kill all the virtual townspeople, like I did, each and every time! Good think I didn't grow up to be a civil engineer!
The controls are the same as the first Bridge Constructor; just tap and slide to place building materials. The game keeps a tally of the running cost and other projections too. When you think you’re done, hit play and see if anyone makes it across alive. Unfortunately, I did find the controls challenging and buggy. The app itself didn't always seem to run smoothly in general, so some refinement under the hood might be needed. I’m also unclear if it’s even possible to go deep into this game without spending money on upgrades. To me, it looked like many purchases would be required, especially for beginners.
Overall, this game is a lot of fun; just not for me, because I suck at it. But for those who are up to the challenge, Bridge Constructor Medieval will keep you occupied for hours.