Lines On Sides presents a challenge through shifting colored blocks, having you get the colors to match up with the sides.
As I work my way through the puzzles of this new game from the creator of Cubether, Michal Barszczewski, I soon see the genius behind such a simple mechanic. You need to shift the colored tiles around the puzzle so that they line up with the colors on the sides. The lines will turn black when they line up correctly, so you know the instant you get something right. Nothing is more satisfying than hearing a loud click after much pondering. Much like his previous game, Barszczewski does not put a timer on any of the puzzles. This renders the game a fun, challenging experience without time pressure.
Upon reaching level 19, a new mechanic is introduced: sliding and rotating the colored squares. There is also an ability to fuse different blocks together. The difference is one is able to rotate said block and “unfuse” the block to match another space’s requirements. This adds some further complexity to the game to keep it refreshing once you feel you have its mechanics and puzzles mastered. I had a lot of fun once puzzles of this nature made their way into the fray.
Right now, I’m still enjoying the variety that Lines On Sides brings to the table. Barszczewski’s ability to make a game so simple, yet so thought-provoking, makes for some really enjoyable puzzle solving.
Lines On Sides is now available on App Store.