LYNE [Review]

A very simple game that quickly kills time.

LYNE is a mobile puzzle game that just recently came to Steam. Anyone with a smart phone knows about pattern locks or pattern passwords, and basically that’s what this game is. There are various shapes which you have to connect with a line.

The tag line is “deceptively simple infinitely complex” and that exactly what this game is ­– as well as a time killer. It starts out being very simple with just three triangles. There are certain designated pieces which are the start/end of the lines and you need to connect them together with a line. As you get higher in the levels they throw in octagons which have diamonds in the center of them. The number of diamonds determine how many times a line can go through that piece. However, no two lines cross or overlay. Also, every piece must be used including the diamond pieces in the octagons have to be filled to complete the level.

It’s the octagons pieces which really make this game tricky. You can frequently find yourself completing the puzzle without filling them in completely; then you have to go back and re-think it all. I found that when I was stuck, flipping the starting and ending point (since they aren’t labeled start and end) really helped me to see what I was missing. You really have to keep your mind open to all possible paths.

There are 26 sets of levels, each of which has 25 levels to it. That’s 650 levels to play through. On top of that, there are three new sets daily! You will not get bored with this game. Even though I played LYNE on my PC, I’m really thinking about getting it for my phone. It’s a great time killer game that will really get you scratching your head.

Cathy Rouleau
Cathy Rouleau
Cathy Rouleau

MASH Veteran

Cathy enjoys playing video games to relax/escape from a long day. She really likes puzzle games as well as games that have a strong female lead. She is also kind of a poor gamer (as in money), so she tends to pick her games carefully. That way she can get the maximum fun for the cheapest cost.

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