bridgy jones
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Developer: Chillingo Ltd

I may be in the minority here, but I do find it quite odd that we have a whole bunch of games on the iOS that require you to build a bridge. Is there really a genre called bridge building games? Anyway who the heck cares? All I know that is so far in my time with iOS devices anything that has Chillingo involved for the most part has been great. I will admit I am just so glad that this game has zero to do with those god awful Bridget Jones movies my wife loves.

Coming from Chillingo you will not be that surprised to know that this is a great looking game. These guys really do make fantastic looking games. While they may not go for the ultra realistic face mapping where the characters look like they are real. There games jut have so much personality it’s really hard to take your eyes of them. The story here is pretty insane. The idea is that you need to help Bridgy who looks like an old coot from an old timey western town and his dog catch up to this ostrich. And that is pretty much it and the best part is that it actually works.

The way that you do this is by building a bridge so that the train Bridgy and his dog are on can get across a gap. I have played other games where I needed to build a bridge and I swear to god that you needed a degree in engineering n order to get the best out of them. Bridgy Jones is not like that, but you best have at least a slim understanding of physics games to get the most out of this.

You have different materials that you will need to use in order to build the bridge. It is not as easy as just slapping down some planks of wood and letting the train go. If you did this the bridge would not be able to support the weight of the train and it would be bye bye to Bridgy and his four legged friend. There are points where you structure must be connected to. If you forget to do this then as soon as you set Bridgy on his way the whole thing will come crashing down. One cool thing is the ability to stretch some of the things you will be using to make the bridge. If you do this you need to use other things to make your bridge stronger though.

It is quite an addictive game, but it really is quite challenging. Now this could be because I am not to skilled in these kinds of games. I am sure if you are into building stuff then you would have a much easier time than I did. Still though the game is really fun to play and I did find myself going back to older levels trying to get those three stars and in case you are wondering I pretty much failed on most of them.

This is a great little bridge building game that has that Chillingo quality all over it. It looks great and above all else it’s fun to play. For under a buck there is a great deal of game play here and I really do recommend that you guys give this game a blast.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store