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Link, a puzzling connect the dots game for our Windows Phone

Link

Link is a formidable puzzle game for your Windows Phone where you must shift tiles about in an effort to build a connection between two colored dots.  The game reminds me of the sliding tile puzzle games where you have to shift the tiles into place to complete a picture.  

With Link you can shift tiles horizontally and vertically to create the connection but keep in mind, as you shift one tile, the others are effected.  Some puzzles can be solved in a few moves while others are more involved.

There's not many bell and whistles to Link but the game really doesn't need many to keep you entertained. If you're looking for an enjoyable, challenging puzzle game for your Windows Phone Link might just fit the bill.

The main menu for Link has options to jump into the game, evaluate/rate the game over in the Windows Phone Store, view other games from the developer and follow the game over on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. A mute button sits in the upper right corner of the main menu and serves as the only game setting.

When you first begin the game, Link will walk you through a few tutorial levels of play. After which you have forty levels to tackle in the trial version and 120 levels in the paid version. The levels are spread out across six difficulty levels.

Link

The game board has your grid of tiles with colored dots scattered along the outside of the tile grid. The tiles have various colored lines and angles that have to be moved about to connect the dots with a path of corresponding colored tiles.

When you make the connection with all the colored dots, you advance to the next level. A reset button sits at the top of the screen if you feel the need to start from scratch and a move counter will display how many moves it takes to complete the puzzle. According to the Store description, some puzzles will take over 200 moves to complete.

While you're not scored on the number of moves it takes to solve a puzzle, the number is displayed on the game's level display. You can always replay each level to see if you can solve things in fewer moves.

Link is a puzzle game that will test your powers of observation and deductive skills. Each move effects the entire puzzle board so you'll need to think ahead and plan your moves carefully. Link may not be an action packed game but it's still a fun game to have in your Windows Phone library nonetheless.

There is a free trial available for Link which is ad-supported and limited to the first forty puzzle levels. The full version drops the ads, adds another eighty levels to the game and is running $.99. Link is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices and you can find Link here in the Windows Phone Store.

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Mark Cesari says:

As a colour blind person, i can see all the colours!

MrGoodSmith says:

The video is private, can't see it

LyokoNinja says:

It's affected, not effected.

WPCrook says:

Funny, I was just searching for a game like this!

Hey, this is a fun game! Bought the paid version for 99 cents :-)

Ratman826 says:

Isn't this a ripoff of Flow?

kurotsuki says:

Different gameplay it seems. Flow are connecting dots by drawing lines. Here, you move the existing line (basically thin block) to connect the dots.

Adretheon says:

I thought the same thing and was going to get irritated by that, but this game has a twist to it that makes it unique. You're not drawing the lines you're shifting them like a sliding puzzle.

evilrobot says:

No xbox game again this week?

Doesn't look good. Might have to wait until Angry Birds Star Wars 2 in 2 weeks but there is no news on if its live enabled yet (but I'd say yes as the rest have been)

Mark Cesari says:

I don't mind, with limited time for games on my phone i am quite happy with Halo SA.. although i would like to see Forza on WP sometime soon.

GearDoGi says:

Microsoft must provide the option to indie game developers to apply their game easy and fast for the Xbox Branding certification!(Like GameCenter on iOS and like the recently announced GooglePlay Game Services on Android platform)
If you agree with me guys please support and vote for my suggestion http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4163745-windows-phone-xbox-live-more-something-like-gamece