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Lineo v1.01

Size: 87 KB
Date: June 29, 2006 (Updated)
Type: Freeware
  • Any hardware
  • Palm OS v4.0 HiRes
  • lineo.zip

Author: Johannes Wallroth Software
Email: n/a

LINEO is a new and enhanced variant of a popular and highly addictive board game known as "Lines" or "Color Lines".

The pieces show colourful and easy to remember symbols, which makes the game easier and more fun to play than with color dots (especially for people with limited color vision).

Game Rules:
The aim is to gain points by arranging 5 or more identical icons in a line (horizontally, vertically or diagonally), to make them disappear from the board.

After each turn you make, three new pieces appear randomly - except when you successfully made a line of five, so the board fills up quickly.

Click the piece you want to move and then at a free space, but there must be a free path between the start and the target field! The piece will move there, taking the shortest available path. When you arrange lines of more than five pieces, you get additional bonus points: a line of five (the minimum) gains 5 points, but you get 12 points for a line of six, 21 points for a line of 7 and so on. Your highscore is saved.

The next three pieces are displayed in a preview, so you can easier plan your moves ahead (can be switched off in the options dialog). The options dialog also allows to reset the highscore and to choose from different background colors. If there are only a few free spaces left, a bomb button appears. Press it to give up the current game and to start a new one (works just like the "New Game" item in the menu - the current game will not be scored).

Try not to concentrate on only a few symbols - keep an eye on all of them.
Plan ahead as far as possible and use every legal line variant.

Gaining high scores might seem almost impossible at first, but your skills will definately improve, once you have learned to apply some strategic thinking.

The program works only on one of the new PalmOS 5 devices with 320x320 high resolution display.

 SOURCE  https://www.freewarepalm.com/games/lineo.shtml


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