The description of Bridge Constructor FREE
Physical puzzles are still popular in 2019, as they make your brain work the way no arcade or shooter will. Bridge Constructor FREE is an amusing 2D physical puzzle about materials and gravity. If you like building anything, you’ll enjoy it.
The name tells virtually everything about the game. Each level provides some terrain with a river or a canyon you have to build a bridge over. You have some materials at your disposal, and you can’t exceed your estimate. The bridge should be firm enough at least for a passenger car to pass; you get a bonus score if the bridge is stable enough for heavy trucks. After the building is complete, you send cars over your bridge to check its reliability.
Each territory you unlock brings new requirements for the bridges to build. If the first one gets you good with wooden constructions, the next ones will involve steel, concrete and cables. Construction gets tougher, but it’s even more fun.
At any moment you can remove any block or stop the test to rebuild the entire bridge or some of its components. So you don’t have to run the full test if you see the flaws in your projects before it fails.
As far as 2D physical puzzles get, BC Free is quite well drawn. The problem is that the genre assumes schematic representation to make puzzles solvable casually, dosing complications. So the game will not stun you with graphical perfectness, it’s all conditional and schematic. The matter is we don’t want more from physical puzzles.
Yet the game can be rather spectacular in crash scenes, and seeing the bridge fall down under its own weight or cars on it is somehow magical, chances are these are just the scenes you don’t want to see. That’s a paradox: if you’re lucky enough, you’ll miss the best pictures the game offers.
General Impressions 6/10
The game includes no tutorial, but, in fact, the first levels are something like that, with blueprints you just have to follow to see how construction works. It’s easy to learn how to enter elements and interconnect them; the game is controlled with simple gestures.
It’s no mystery that any level can be replayed, if you want to do better – say, use fewer materials or check it with heavier vehicles. But there’s not much to improve if you understand the physics correctly from the beginning.
Leaving a good overall impression, Bridge Constructor FREE has some specifics. In the free version, you cannot just check your bridge with exploding tank, the heaviest test that brings the best score if successful: you need to purchase the full version. It also will remove annoying video ads that pop up after each level and last up to 30 seconds. If your time is precious, buying the paid version will make more sense than putting up with these ads.
The worst thing about Bridge Constructor FREE is its being FREE. In this case, the paid version probably will be cheaper, in terms of both your time and your nerves. The game itself is quite an enjoyable puzzle, though its first levels seem too easy.02 Mar 2019
Savegame can now be continued in the full version of the game. However, in order to make this work you have to grant the app access to the external storage (pop-up at program start).