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Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of The Bridge on the Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 developed by The Quantum Astrophysicists and published by Midnight City. Sometimes, video games do brilliant things. Things like combining Isaac Newton and M.C. Esher into a puzzle game based on physics, momentum and oddly placed staircases. If there were awards for awesome ideas, The Bridge would get two. This ingenious puzzler poses a simple problem—get to the door. Of course, it's never as easy as it seems, and in The Bridge, doing so requires the use of gravity, physics, vortexes and a list of things seemingly pulled from a physicist's guidebook. The game is played simply by walking and rotating the game world with the shoulder buttons, but those simple mechanics allow the game's complex puzzles to be the focus. The game includes nearly 50 levels, each its own brilliant little puzzle, and a gorgeous art style inspired by renowned artist M.C. Escher. The game does involve a little trial and error, but in The Bridge, being wrong is just part of the process that leads to being right. The Bridge is a single-player puzzle game and physics exam. This video review features video gameplay footage of The Bridge on the Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.