Developer: Big Fish Games
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★☆☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★½☆☆

For Time Management game fans, the opportunity to build a huge monument such as the Eiffel Tower might sound pretty exciting. Certainly more exciting than typical titles that might simply involve managing an up and coming burger joint or supermarket. In reality though, Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower is actually one of the more tedious Time Management games and only proves worthwhile to those desperate for a new fix.

Throughout the many levels, players must complete a selection of objectives before moving onto the next. These objectives, in theory, lead onto the completion of the Eiffel Tower but there’s no sign of it here. Instead, players form an important yet forgettable role when it comes to the acquisition of scaffolding and metal girders. It’s as interesting as it sounds. Yes, quite boring.

Like many Time Management games, there’s a lot of repetitive tapping going on but nothing about Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower evolves. Complete the first couple of levels and everything the game has to offer has been seen. Players send their workers to chop trees, build quarries and mines, before taking everything to the foundry or sawmill to put together and create the relevant item. There’s a time limit but it’s very generous and merely affects the star rating given to the player at the end of the stage.

Ultimately, it’s boredom that will put paid to how long Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower is played for. There are further objectives in the form of building roads to ensure that the delivery carts can get between locations but it’s a dull process.

There might not be anything obviously wrong with Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower. It offers functional graphics and an appropriate control method but it also lacks any personality or sense of achievement. The tips that are provided between levels are the only nod towards the objective of building the Eiffel Tower, otherwise it feels quite soulless and boring. It’s all a big missed opportunity.

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