LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Line 'em up
By Harry Slater 20 June 2013
Lineable | Publisher:
Physmo | Format:
iPhone | Genre:
drawing, Puzzle | Players:
1 | Version:
Lineable is a match-three puzzler with a twist. And the twist is pipes.
Instead of matching coloured blobs of the same hue or trinkets of the same shape, here you're matching together lengths of pipe made up of three or more sections.
It might sound a little dull, and it certainly looks a little dull, like a Pipe Mania obsessive's take on Tetris, but the end result is a surprisingly playable, albeit thin, puzzler that will keep your fingers entertained for a bit.
The game is as much about speed as it is brainpower. Sections of pipe make up a grid. Some of these sections connect to make larger pipes, and drawing a line through three or more pieces clears them from the board.
It might not have the depth to keep you coming back for more, but while Lineable has its claws in you you'll be smiling