One More Line - a fun, but sometimes painfully addictive, Windows Phone game

One More Line is a Windows Phone game that isn't very complicated to play but can be a booger of a game to master. There is an addictive pull to the game as well that can be slightly painful at times.

The concept is simple. You have a space ship that is flying up the screen, drawing a colorful line behind it. The mission is to guide this gaming piece up the screen and avoid the various obstacles along the way. Steering your ship is where the challenge comes into play. You have to latch onto an obstacle, spin around and release in a manner to shift your game piece's path where it won't hit anything.

One More Line will test your skills at timing, patience and luck. The game is available for low-memory Windows Phones, as well as Windows 8 devices. There may not be much to One More Line, but it is a fun gaming title to pass the time with.

Running down the layout of One More Line offers you access to the game's settings and help option from the main menu. To launch game play, just tap the "One More Line" title.

One More Line

Settings are minimal with the options to mute the sound, view more games from the developer and disable themes available. The help option sends you to a Youtube channel where you can watch a "how to" video for the game.

Again, the goal of One More Line is to guide your ship up the screen as far as possible. The game ends when you either crash into an obstacle or smash into the sides of the game screen.

When you first launch game play, a brief tutorial window will appear on the screen to outline the game's mechanics. To attach or grapple your ship to the nearest obstacle, tap and hold the screen. Your game piece will start to spin around that obstacle and when you are ready to detach from the obstacle and continue your trek up the screen, release your hold on the screen.

Your spin can reach beyond the sides of the gaming screen, but you do run the risk of slamming into one of the obstacles as your ship turns about. You can send your ship backwards by latching on to an object that you have already passed. The pace of the game does increase as you progress, which only adds to the challenge of One More Line.

Timing is key with One More Line. You will have to time your hold just right to avoid spinning into a nearby object. You also have to release your hold at the right time to avoid these dangers or send your ship head first into the sides of the gaming screen.

One More Line

Scoring is based on how far your space ship travels. When you crash (and you will crash) the game will rewind your game play (a mini-review of sorts) and display your current score, your best score, your cumulative points and the number of deaths experienced. I couldn't find this listed anywhere in the game but in the Windows Phone Store description for One More Line, the scoring summary breaks down as follows.

  • Under 10: You're not trying
  • 11-19: You can get that without even touching the screen
  • 20-25: My mum can get that score
  • 25-49: OK you're on the way
  • 50-99: Respect!
  • 100-199: Fist bump. You're good
  • 200+: Whoa, nice work!
  • 400+ Best in the world!!!

Don't be shocked if your score stays below 25 for a while (and I don't think my Mum could do much better).

As far as stability is concerned, I did have one occasion where One More Line would not load. I would get to the splash screen for the developer's credit and the game would crash. It took a soft reset of the Lumia 830 to get the game up and running. Since that hiccup, the game loaded and ran smoothly.

Overall Impression

One More Line is a fun, challenging, addictive gaming title. The mechanics are simple, the graphics nicely drawn up and the space disco soundtrack grows on you.

The game is available for Windows 8 and while a fun game for tablets, I think it plays out better from the smaller screen of our Windows Phone. It is an excellent option to consider when you have a few minutes to pass, making the Windows Phone version a little more convenient as well.

If you are in the market for a fun time waster of a game, I don't think you can go wrong with One More Line.

QR: One More Line

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.

  • Tried it, but I am sorry it is no fun for me at all! Thanks developers nonetheless!
  • Rocking it since day one (I guess).... Great game... Now hoping for more soundtracks.. In future updates.. :)
  • Hahahah no doubt its addicting I played the game more than 200 times in few days as per stats XD
  • I think it's fun and challenging.
  • Ya I played it and liked it very much
  • Downloaded it. Didn't start on 930
  • Reinstall?
  • Working fine on 930. Try rebooting your phone. If that doesn't help then uninstall the game first, do a soft reset by pressing (volume down + power) key together until your phone vibrates, then download the game again on booting up.
  • It was fine for me when I played it first time, after that it didn't launch. Then I did soft reset and it worked again for one time and now it won't start again. I am on Lumia 930
  • Same thing here. L1520.
  • I wish i enjoyed gaming. I really do. But i just don't. Oh ive mastered a few just to prove to myself and the world that im not just an old dinosaur. Games that involve firepower are the best but I'd still rather read something.
  • Can I ask what games did you try?
  • If you like reading and have some interest in games, try Fallout 3 / New Vegas. There is lot's of dialogue and decision making that alter interactions with various factions. Many hours can be spent on each, tens of hours.
    Edit: Gaming on phones IMO leaves much to be desired.
  • I second that
  • One more dash too...plz
  • ^ This. I think I even prefer One More Dash. The music on One More Line is better, though.
  • The "My mum can get that score" line just made my morning. I don't know if the developers are trolling with that or not, but I still had a big laugh from it. I'll look into this when I wake up.
  • Very, very, veryyyyy addictive =/
  • It's a nice game and the graphics are cute. Sometimes it fails to load several times in a row, usually takes 4 taps in the tile for the splash screen to appear without crashing directly. Also, the time itself doesn't show the logo, just an empty square with the name..
  • I love this game! And I've never faced any stability issues or crashes on my Lumia 730.
  • "...booger of a game to master." Lol
  • Got 57 after a substantial amount of tries ...
  • I downloaded this on my 830 and my Surface 3 and liked it so much I also downloaded it for iPad and lo and behold the iOS version is an ad-addled MESS. Permanent banner ad below and it stalls every few minutes to take you do those damn commercials you can't leave. We are blessed on Windows to have a version that, for now, is blissfully, completely ad-free.
  • How you managed to write over 780 words on this game is beyond me! That aside, it's a fun game. Have been playing it on Android, nice to see it is also on Windows Phone and Windows. Will have to install it on those devices too.
  • I saw this and was intrigued but sadly it's not working for Win 10. Yet. And why is there no Windows logo in the vid? Poor show, fellas.  
  • Fun mechanic, nice music, smooth gameplay, free, and NO ADS. Sometimes being on the smallest OS is a benefit I guess. I tried it on my android tablet, and the ads were REALLY distracting.