Arcade Lines is a fun and interesting game in which you need to match rows of five balls of the same color. Each time you match a row, it disappears, leaving more space on the board. Also, every time you move a ball, new balls of different colors will appear on the board. The more matches you get, the more space the boar will have. The goal is to make as many matches as possible before the board gets completely filled. Although it may sound easy, the game is rather challenging. You need to think carefully about which ball to move and where, so you can increase your chance to form a row. Also, you can take advantage of the game's bonuses. For example, there are two-colored balls, which you can use to complete a row of balls having any of the two colors. For example, if you have a blue-white ball, you can use it to complete either a row of blue or white balls. There are also multi-colored balls that can be used as wildcards to complete rows of any color.
There are also dynamite sticks that, when aligned to a same-colored row, will make disappear all the balls of the same color all over the board.
An advantage is that you can take your time before moving any piece; the game is not timed, so you can play at your own pace. This is convenient for children and for persons who don't like to be in a rush when playing a game. Also, it includes a tutorial for persons who are new to this type of games.
The disadvantages I found were that the music can get annoying after a while. You can disable it and play in silence or using your own music collection. Also, the graphics may look too simple for some users. A drawback of the shareware version is that a "nag screen" appears in the middle of the game, urging you yo purchase a license, this also can be annoying.
If you like puzzle and strategy games, then you may want to give a try to this one.
- The game is interesting and challenging
- Keep your score and compare it with other players
- Includes a tutorial for beginners
- The music can get annoying after a while
- In the trial version, a "nag screen" appears in the middle of the game to urge you to purchase the game