I think most of us will agree that the strongest part of any iPhone is its app ecosystem. Apple has done a great job of attracting both large companies and indie developers to create interesting and feature-rich applications that are usually low priced.
This can be easily seen by taking a look at the iOS App Store’s gaming section, which is perhaps the most active part of the Store. Even though you can find many big-name titles from companies such as EA and Gameloft, there are also numerous true gems that come from smaller developers.
Line Up Tiles is one of the titles that comes from an individual developer, called Giovanni Leone. This is a match-three puzzle game that cleverly combines simplicity in its aesthetics and complexity in its gameplay. The game is free of charge, but it’s ad-supported. Continue reading to learn more about this interesting title.
When it comes to the game’s art style, Line Up Tiles is pretty much straightforward and simple. However, the art style is very clean and elegant, and definitely fits well with the overall iOS aesthetics. Typography is easy to read, while colors are cheerful and vibrant.
What is strange is the fact that there’s no soundtrack in the game. I guess this move was made by the developer in order to allow you focus on the gameplay a bit better. Still, a subtle track playing in the background wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Luckily, the sound effects are present and this is what fills the atmosphere.
Line Up Tiles features three game modes called Timed, Moves, and Endless. The Timed mode sets the limit to sixty seconds, where your goal is to match as many lines of tiles as possible. This could be done both horizontally and vertically.
There are no special rules or surprises here, since the game is built on the standard match-three rules. This means that you can slide lines and columns to line up at least three tiles of the same color. Matching more than three tiles earns your bonuses and leads you towards a higher score.
The Moves mode sets the bar at thirty available moves, which seems a bit easier than the Timed mode, but it’s challenging nonetheless. Finally, there’s the Endless mode which starts with sixty seconds on the clock, where you can earn more time by making bigger combinations.
There is also a whole another side to Line Up Tiles thanks to its multiplayer feature. Since there is Game Center integration, you can compete against your friends. Interestingly enough, there is also an option to challenge your friends to beat their high score.
Even though you can find numerous match-three puzzles on the iOS App Store, only a few of them are worth taking a closer look. Line Up Tiles is very unpretentious and it says exactly what is says “on the box”. With three game modes and unlimited number of matching combinations, I am sure you will spend a lot of your time chasing the high score and challenging your friends to do the same.
Line Up Tiles
by Giovanni Leone
Line Up Tiles
Line Up Tiles is an easy but addictive puzzle game.
The aim is very simple, you just have to match as many same-colored tiles as you can.
HOW TO PLAY
• slide lines and columns of tiles to line up at least 3 tiles of the same color.
• If you line up more than 3 tiles you will earn special bonus.
• More tiles you will be able to match more points you will collect.
There are 3 DIFFERENT GAME MODES
• TIMED: race against time to match as many same-colored tiles as you can in just 60 seconds;
• MOVES: you have to align as many same-colored tiles as you can in just 30 moves with no-limits time;
• ENDLESS: earn seconds matching same-colored tiles to turn the game in an un-timed mode. Try not to run out of time!
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