German game developer Headup Games is popular for their Bridge Constructor series that gives players different scenarios where they need to apply engineering concepts in order to create a sturdy bridge. The company’s brand new game Bridge Constructor Portal follows the same concept, only this time around, you will be in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center’s test labs. The center is the main setting of the popular puzzle game series from Valve, where a villainous AI forces a test subject to go through a series of tests. In this game, you are that test subject, and your mission is to construct bridges in over 60 test chambers. You will need to construct bridges, ramps, slides, and other structures that will allow the Bendies to safely travel to their destination. The test labs are full of dangerous obstacles, so make sure you read our Bridge Constructor Portal tips and tricks before jumping into the game!
1. You Need Roads
After spending a lot of time on planning, designing, and constructing, it will be easy for you to forget about the scaffold. Make sure you turn it into road once you are ready to test because the vehicle will not be able to drive past it otherwise. In order to turn make roads, you just need to tap on any piece of scaffold. It is a simple, but often overlooked mechanic that can drive a few people crazy in trying to get the vehicle to move.
2. Understand The Portals
Portals will have different colors as you play the game. One thing to keep in mind is that the entrance and exit to a portal will have the same color. You need to pay attention to this because you need to know where you are going before you enter a portal. If you are not careful, you could end up walking right into a laser trap.
3. Pay Attention To Tutorials
Bridge Constructor Portal does a good job of explaining how new pieces of equipment work. Make sure you listen to what the game is saying, and take time to really understand what it means. There are a lot of items that will have you scratching your head if you didn’t listen to what the game said. You will need to understand the relationship between items if you want to succeed in this game.
4. Test Your Bridges
The game has a test button that will allow you to simulate how your bridge will behave. This is very useful because you will not fail the level if you fail during the test. This means you will still be able to tweak and fix your bridge before you send an actual vehicle on it. Make sure you test your bridge after every tweak to ensure that it really is ready for the real thing.
5. Ramps Are Fun
Ramps can be exciting to build if you know what you are doing. There are two parts to every ramp. One part lets the vehicle jump, and the other part catches it. You will need to carefully consider the angle of your ramp because it will play a huge role in the vehicles ability to make a successful jump. If it is too steep or too flat, the vehicle will not make it to the other side in one piece.
6. Check For Convoy Strength
Bridges are often used by multiple vehicles. It only makes sense for you to build your bridges with convoys in mind. Just because it held up with one vehicle does not mean it will continue to work once it has a series of trucks driving on top of it. Luckily, the game also has a convoy button that allows you to test for scenarios where multiple vehicles will be passing.
That is everything you need to know in order to build the strongest bridges in Bridge Constructor Portal! If you want to complete all the levels, just follow the tips, tricks and hints we gave you!