At first glance, Linez immediately pulls you in to its attractive, minimalist display as well as its simple and accessible gameplay. A perfect combination for a casual game, and just the kind of thing I find great enjoyment in playing as well as highlighting here.
Where Linez differs from those to come before—at least from the ones I have seen—is in its simplicity of style and, of course, the "Online Arena" part of its name. The 'arena' is merely a well-crafted, color-coded high-score table that ranks and displays not only the highest of scores, but also the most recently played games as well; and it does so with style.
Each score is color-coded to represent the range within which it falls:
- 000-199 . . . Purple
- 200-499 . . . Navy Blue
- 500-999 . . . Sky Blue
- 1000-1499 . . . Chartreuse
- 1500-1999 . . . Yellow
- 2000-2499 . . . Orange
- > 2500 . . . Red
Linez Online Arena is sure to be a hit with the Sudoku crowd, even though it's nothing like it. The familiar crossword-puzzle-like appearance paired with the numbers set within color-saturated blocks will certainly be engaging to many a casual gamer. And while the game offers nothing new in terms of gameplay, the attractive presentation and compelling high score tables may be just the ticket to launch this brand new arrival into the casual game stratosphere. Click.
Cheers to David for suggesting this one. =)