Review Impossible Lines
Can you draw what it takes?
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 06 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Simple design, responsive controls
Incredibly repetitive gameplay, no sense of progression
If you’re looking for a patient game, this is it. Impossible Lines for Android will test your patience to their absolute max, unless you’re just a really chill and patient person. It’s a game about guiding a ball to a square in order to progress to each level, so you’ve gotta plan carefully.
This is a very simple game through and through. The objective is to bounce a ball off lines you draw in each level. You want to draw lines in a path that will lead the ball to a square, but the ball doesn’t roll, it bounces like a ball in the game of Pong. That means simply drawing a path straight to the square isn’t going to work. Instead, you need to guide it there by predicting where you think the ball is going to go ahead of time.
Unfortunately, the game became boring rather quickly. There is only so much fun you can have watching a ball bounce around a level until it finally lands on the square, and that’s really all this game has to offer. There is nothing you can unlock, there are no new gameplay mechanics, and while the game does try to add new obstacles inside of each level, gameplay simply boils down to trapping the ball into a smaller and smaller box until it finally reaches the square.
I’m not sure what else Impossible Lines could really offer a player but a robust gaming experience isn’t really one of them. It’s a fun game for the first ten levels, but you’ll eventually find that the game has worn out its welcome and you’ll find yourself moving onto a different game pretty quickly.