Bridgy Jones Review – Simply addictive, or addictively simple?

On July 26, 2013

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Bridgy Jones Review – Simply addictive, or addictively simple?

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By: Chillingo Ltd

Version #: 1.2.0

Date Released: 2013-06-06

Developer: Chillingo Ltd

Price: 0.99

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If Thomas The Tank Engine grew up and they made a game about it, Bridgy Jones would come pretty close. A builder game combined with elements of Roller-coaster Rush, Bridgy Jones has players build bridges for the train in the game to cross some big ditch.

Controls of the game are fairly simple. Use the tools available to you, ranging from train tracks to support pillars and construct the fastest path across the ditch. Of course, it isn’t quite as simple as dragging a straight line forward. You have to expend resources reinforcing your structure to make sure your train doesn’t collapse halfway. But this is only half of the challenge.

The next half of the game involves the train actually moving across the track. You are judged based on the path taken and points are rewarded accordingly.

Now what I found really thoughtful for the developers to have put into the game was a little camera at the corner of the screen. This acts in the same way as the iOS magnifying glass does on highlighted words. It allows you to get a closer look on otherwise obscured details covered by your finger during game play. A nifty tool, this makes your job much easier in manipulating your set pieces.

Overall, this game proves to be insanely addictive. While for most games they get repetitive and bore over time, this game is just the opposite. With ridiculously easy levels at the start the game did not seem any bit interesting to me. However, as levels progressed and ditches widened into gorges and rivers, I found myself pulling strands of hair out attempting to build the strongest and sturdiest structure that would yet let me train cross in the shortest time possible.

So for a mere dollar, I strongly recommend this game to any player out there.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Very easy to learn

Who Is It For:Everyone

What I Like:The game is very unique and I have yet to see something similar

What I Don't Like:NA

Final Statement:Chillingo seems to always deliver

Read the Developer's Notes:
"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.

Support act
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.

Game Features:

• 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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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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