Game Review: X Construction

Tuesday 23rd, August 2011 / 11:00 Written by

Despite how you are at building or burning bridges with your peeps in the real world, X Construction is a game that will most definitely pique the interest of the architect/builder in you. This Android-based offering from the team at CrossConstruct is a physics game where the main idea is to build a bridge with a set number of girders to guide your train across ravines and ditches.

What you will get with this game is fun with physics/engineering concepts – plain and simple (never thought you’d be hearing those words in a sentence, eh?); what you don’t get is mind-blowing graphics or voice-overs by someone from the History Channel (although the sound of passengers screaming for their lives when your little building experiment goes awry, is just a treat!). Each level presents different challenges that you will need to overcome by designing and building the proper bridge for that specific challenge. The controls are responsive and well placed on the Android device’s screen. In the top right hand corner you will find your building and remove buttons for selecting a girder or the wrench for removing a girder. In the bottom right hand corner you have an undo, zoom in and zoom out button. In the top left hand corner there is a button with a green arrow on it for when you are done building your bridge to get the train to drive over it to see if it works. To create the bridge you will need to select each piece and then draw it with the pieces.

For the power players, the key is to use the least amount of Girders possible, and in later levels they even throw in some cabling for you to utilize to help you guide your train safely over the various gaps.  This game gets real nasty, real quick, and you will actually have to focus and pay attention, but don’t take it too seriously.  If your train falls, and your engineering negligence ends up killing every passenger you can just edit where you left off and improve the strength of your weak areas.

It’s easy to get hooked onto X Construction, but that said this game is not for everyone – perhaps those with an engineering mind will appreciate it just that tad bit more. Still, if your curious, you can always have a go at the lite version (X Construction Lite) and then if you’re still hungry for more, here’s the link to the paid download (X Construction). With over 50,000 downloads and a 5-star rating, this one well worth its $1.48 (Rs. 65.59) price tag. Give it a go and you’ll see why bridge-building is so much fun – best of all, no lawsuits!

Head past the break to check out the video review by TotallyDubbedHD

 


 

 

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