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[Nintendo Switch] Bridge Strike Review

[Nintendo Switch] Bridge Strike Review
  • On February 2, 2021

Bridge Strike from Drageus Games is a colorful, old-school infused shoot ‘em up. Learn more in our Bridge Strike review!


In Bridge Strike from Drageus Games, you’ll be taking on an old-school infused shoot ‘em up on Nintendo’s console. It’s an homage to River Raid, which released for the Atari 2600 way back in 1982. It’s been ported from its mobile release, and features two game modes. For Raid, you’ll be trying to destroy as many bridges as possible before your plane is destroyed. The Campaign is the story mode of Bridge Strike, allowing you to take on different missions as you upgrade your pilot rank, collect coins, and buy new aircrafts. Coins can also be spent to continue playing in a stage after you lose all of your lives.

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Before you take on either one of the modes, I suggest you go into the tutorial so that you can learn the basics. You’ll fly your aircraft with the left analog stick, shooting at enemies, bridges, and radars with the A button. You can speed up your plane by pressing up on the left analog stick, or bring it to a complete halt by pressing down. As you fly, you will use up your fuel, so you should slow down when flying over aircraft carriers so that you can refuel as needed.


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As you take on each stage, you’ll be awarded up to three medals per stage based on your performance, so if you’re the type of gamer who likes to 100% games, there’s going to be some replay value in there for you. And ifyou go into the Statistics menu, you can review a lot of data for your runs. You can check how many hits you’ve landed, the number of lives lost, coins collected, raids completed, missions started, missions failed, bridges and enemies destroyed, shots taken, accuracy percentage, how many people you hace rescued, how many aircrafts you’ve destroyed, and how many radars you’ve managed to make go boom.

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Bridge Strike is a bit of a one-note experience since it’s too laidback for a shoot ‘em up. You won’t be dodging tons of deadly bullets or quickly firing at enemies, because you can only fire one set of missiles at a time. There are also several typos and grammar mistakes in the game’s text. Bridge Strike is not a game to play in Nintendo’s console when there are so many other excellent shoot ‘em ups – and shoot ‘em up collections – to take on. Bridge Strike is out on Nintendo Switch for $6.99.

This Bridge Strike review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Drageus Games.

Review Overview

Minimalist shoot 'em up that pays homage to a classic but falls short