Review Borderline - Life on the Line
Guide a pixel ball along a line and go for distance
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 20 May 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Decent graphics, decent game play, two-finger controls
Too easy, very common, bores you really quickly
If you're into replay games that are actually playable while remaining challenging, then perhaps you'll love Borderline - Life on the Line for Android. This is a vertically scrolling replay game that follows a pixel ball through its travels along a long and winding squiggly line laden with perils, and some not so valuable dots to collect along the way. The objective here, is to just go for distance and best your last score, while appreciating the alternating background hues denoting your prowess at riding that line as far as you can.
The controls us e a lone screen tap on either side of your screen to make that pixel ball leap away from the line to hover above it as long as you're touching the screen. Naturally, which way you dodge will depend on the obstacles you're trying to avoid. The play gets particularly interesting when loops are added, changing your flight path and trajectory just enough to keep things interesting. The obstacles are mostly just perpendicular lines cutting through your path of travel, with a few open gates tossed in for good measure.
The graphics are very simple but suit the game quite well. The animation has a few interesting burst effects when you bite it, and are smooth and clean throughout. The sounds are sparse, which is nice for a change and helps make them feel enjoyable. This one is ideal for momentary play, here and there.
Borderline - Life on the Line isn't all too exciting, but as an occasional time killer, it fits the bill.