Link, a puzzling connect the dots game for our Windows Phone
Link is a formidable puzzle game for your Windows Phone where you must shift tiles about in an effort to build a connection between two colored dots. The game reminds me of the sliding tile puzzle games where you have to shift the tiles into place to complete a picture.
With Link you can shift tiles horizontally and vertically to create the connection but keep in mind, as you shift one tile, the others are effected. Some puzzles can be solved in a few moves while others are more involved.
There's not many bell and whistles to Link but the game really doesn't need many to keep you entertained. If you're looking for an enjoyable, challenging puzzle game for your Windows Phone Link might just fit the bill.
The main menu for Link has options to jump into the game, evaluate/rate the game over in the Windows Phone Store, view other games from the developer and follow the game over on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. A mute button sits in the upper right corner of the main menu and serves as the only game setting.
When you first begin the game, Link will walk you through a few tutorial levels of play. After which you have forty levels to tackle in the trial version and 120 levels in the paid version. The levels are spread out across six difficulty levels.
The game board has your grid of tiles with colored dots scattered along the outside of the tile grid. The tiles have various colored lines and angles that have to be moved about to connect the dots with a path of corresponding colored tiles.
When you make the connection with all the colored dots, you advance to the next level. A reset button sits at the top of the screen if you feel the need to start from scratch and a move counter will display how many moves it takes to complete the puzzle. According to the Store description, some puzzles will take over 200 moves to complete.
While you're not scored on the number of moves it takes to solve a puzzle, the number is displayed on the game's level display. You can always replay each level to see if you can solve things in fewer moves.
Link is a puzzle game that will test your powers of observation and deductive skills. Each move effects the entire puzzle board so you'll need to think ahead and plan your moves carefully. Link may not be an action packed game but it's still a fun game to have in your Windows Phone library nonetheless.
There is a free trial available for Link which is ad-supported and limited to the first forty puzzle levels. The full version drops the ads, adds another eighty levels to the game and is running $.99. Link is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices and you can find Link here in the Windows Phone Store.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.