Someline, try not to get your lines crossed with this Windows Phone puzzle game
Someline is an enjoyable Windows Phone puzzle game where you are tasked with linking colors squares by tracing a path between the two. The challenge comes into play in that your lines cannot share the same path.
The puzzle game has eight worlds with 120 levels of play with the first two worlds included in the free version. The additional levels are available in two packs (3 levels each) that are available through in-app purchase ($.99 each pack).
Someline is available for low-memory devices and isn't a bad time waster of a game. The only downside is that the first two levels do not last long and you'll be faced with the decision to pick up the add-on packs.
Your main menu for Someline has options to visit the game's Facebook page, mute the sound and jump into game play. You also have links to the developer's website and rate the game in the Store.
Game play is scattered across eight worlds that combine for 120 levels of play. Just keep in mind that you only have access to the first two worlds with the free version. The other six worlds will cost you a little through in-app purchase.
In general, connecting lines cannot share the same path. However, each world has slightly different rules that blur that rule. You have bicolored squares that let your lines share an intersection, rotating squares that re-direct your lines and more. The first few levels of each world will go over the rules of engagement and have available an animated tutorial. Scoring is based on the number of moves and mistakes you make and is reflected by 1-3 stars. As you earn more stars with each completed levels, you qualify for gaming achievements.
Game play takes on a slightly casual pace and if you need to redraw a line, just tap on it to shatter it. Should the lines touch in an impermissible manner, both lines will shatter.
Levels are progressively unlocked and should you find a level that you just cannot sort out, there is a limited number of keys available that will let you skip a level. You can always come back and retry things but this will at least let you advance through the levels without getting stuck.
Someline comes across as a fun, casual paced puzzle game that isn't a bad way to pass the time with. The first few puzzles are a little on the easy side but they increase in challenge nicely as you progress through the game.
I would have liked to have seen more than two puzzle levels with the free version but $.99 is not unreasonable for the next three levels. However, I can see some hesitating at spending two bucks for the full package of gaming levels.
All totaled, Someline is a puzzle game worth trying and by the time you finish the first two levels, you will know if it's worth the investment to continue. The game pulls down a 4.5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store, which is in the ballpark of where this game should be rated.
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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.
Always say yes to Puzzles Games
Yep got to love them
Nice game. Puzzle games are cool.
Looks interesting. Finally not a -1 Graphics game.
Puns puns more puns:P
I didn't like it in first run, but the more I played it, I liked it.
Great game must try it!!
Thank you very much for this review
By Jez Corden