White Lines [rating: 3.5/5]
The iPhone is a great platform for casual games. There are many memory (brain) games in the App Store which offer traditional ‘simon says’ gameplay but WhileLines for iPhone offers an addictive twist to the memory game genre.
Current version of WhiteLines offers 5 gameplay modes which only vary in difficulty levels. The premise of the game is very simple and effective. After you select a level you have to observe the pattern drawn on the black screen and then attempt to re-create the pattern by swiping your finger.
The patters drawn are in the form of white brush strokes and can be recreated by horizontal, diagonal or vertical strokes. Easy level in White Lines will help you get accustomed to the gameplay and before you are through with the level you will be addicted to this simplistic game.
As you progress further and attempt to clear more levels the white brush stroke patterns become more complex and it becomes harder for you to remember the sequence in which it was drawn. If you draw the lines in the wrong sequence then you get just one more chance after a replay of the most recent sequence.
White Lines is a simple brain/visual memory game with nice animations. As you draw the patterns on the screen the game simulates the brush strokes with smooth fade-out effect. In the current version of White Lines you cannot pause the game which was quite annoying. Once you enter a level and wish to go back to the menu to read the instructions or check your achievements you will either have to exit the game or exhaust the two lives you get.
The game features OpenFeint integration which allows you to unlock achievements and share the game with your friends. OpenFeint achievements add high replay value to the game as the game pushes you to give it another try and unlock another achievement.
The simplistic game design is very effective but lacks additional game modes. We recommend adding ‘Time Attack’ mode where the player gets unlimited lives and has to get a high score in limited time.
White Lines for iPhone challenges your concentration and visual memory skills which makes the entire gameplay unique and engaging.
- Simplistic design
- Addictive game
- OpenFeint integration
The Not So Good
- Can’t pause game
- Needs additional game modes
White Lines iPhone Game On The Street
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated Mar 09, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.1
Size: 3.4 MB
Seller: Kyle T. Webster Inc.
© 2010 Kyle T. Webster & Big Mouse Media
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.