National Geographic’s games have been always dealing with the worlds environmental issues, and are fighting in every possible area where they can, including games. But for people to adopt such ideas the game has to have a purpose, and this one does, but another critical feature that the game must have to make it, is a certain dose of fun. We all know that science can be fun, but that mostly goes for blowing things up. This time you are using science and technological breakthroughs to make a certain island greener again. Seaside Island was once a paradise with proud traditions and a pleasing way of life until politicians strained the infrastructure with needless commerce and development. Now, once called paradise on Earth is just a polluted pile of earth. You are the new major of the city, and it is up to you to make up for the money hungry politicians and their mistakes. You have on your disposal latest technologies in the field of ecology. The people who live on the Seaside Island are desperate and need your help in cleaning the island from the effects to the nature from the pollution and getting rid of the sources of the pollution too. In this simulation game by the Nat Geo, Build It Green: Back to the Beach, is here to make it all right. The game is divided into 12 different locations, and every location has 5 levels which need to be finished. Every beautiful site and place on the island is now unusable because of constant exploiting by the former majors. What’s another fact is that a game has a similar edition to it that is, this game is pretty much based on the game Plan It Green. To get to the end of the game you will have to do in a couple of ways. You will need to build some buildings, additional ecological upgrades for the building that already exist, but also to the new ones, as you unlock those upgrades. There will be a couple of meters that need to be satisfied, like the health meter that needs to be brought to a certain level, and of course what pays for all that is the money. You must collect money through the game to be able to finance all of that. There is a couple of different building and houses on your disposal that can be built on the island. Residential houses include Zero Energy Homes, five different apartments and hotels, three Eco Houses, and others. Then there are Eco Businesses like Organic Vineyards or Farms, different shops and restaurants, as well as facilities that provide cleaner energy. You will also come across new technologies that are being developed more and more as you are reading this like Electrical Cars, which even though exist still need couple of technological improvements, especially with the batteries life, then the Water Treatment, and different Recycling Centers, for all kind of materials used in some way and now finding a way to use them again. As for the upgrades that are available in the game, they mostly include solar panels, thermal paint, eco gardens, or waste recycling bins. Even if some of the old building are a bit rearranges in an eco-style they will still produce some amount of pollution. There are two ways to deal with those situations. One is to implement full green upgrade package, and the other solution is to demolish the building and then rebuild it in an ecological standard. Beside your regular income from houses and shops you should also keep an eye on the energy capacity and the environmental health in every level. If you exceed the energy capacity, power cuts will be the consequence, resulting in no income at all. And low environmental health will increase the probability of damaged houses. What the game has to offer more to players of different demands is two different game modes. Timed and Relax mode are available for selection, and you can switch between the two in between the levels. When it comes to the graphics of the game, even if not something special to admire too, as we are dealing with a simulation genre, it is pretty nice. You will see cars driving around the streets, and you will see the great change in colors of the game as the nature is getting healthier. There are a couple of mini-games in between to make your gameplay almost impossible, by its very high difficulty, and only the real gamers should deal with them. The game is not all that new, as we mentioned before Plan It Green, is pretty much very similar game, and those who have played it won’t enjoy a bit. The ones that didn’t probably will find something interesting for them in the game, as there is the demo to try it out and see themselves.