Linez is a puzzle game adapted from Oleg Demin's Color Lines.
The goal is to earn points by removing lines of at least five same-colored tiles on the 9x9 board.
On each turn, three tiles randomly chosen out of seven colors are added to the board. The next three tiles are always shown underneath the board.
The game is over when the board gets full.
You can move one tile per turn by one click on the tile followed by another click on the desired destination.
The following example shows how to move the "4" under the "3" to the top row.
A tile can be moved to any vacant spot reachable along a clear path (a chain of horizontally or vertically adjacent empty cells from the tile to the target).
In the following example, the "4" can't be moved to the upper-left cell as all paths are blocked.
If you misclick a tile, you may click it again to cancel the selection. You may also click another tile to directly change the selection. Once you pick a destination, however, you can no longer undo the move.
Try to create lines of at least five same-colored tiles horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. When lines are formed, tiles in the lines immediately disappear from the board, and you get 10+ points along with another opportunity to move a tile. Automatically formed lines will also be removed, though they do not contribute to your score.
You score 10 points when you remove a line of five tiles. More points are awarded if a longer line or multiple lines are formed in a single turn.
|Tiles removed per turn||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16||17|
|Tiles removed per turn||18||19||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||27||28||29|
For every 100 points you earn in a game, you also get an expert point. You get an additional expert point for every 100 points higher than 100, 300, 600, 1000, 1500, and 2100. Expert points are always rounded down to the nearest whole number.
|APPRENTICE||Top score is greater than zero.|
|JUNIOR||All top three scores exceed 99, or total expert points exceed 9.|
|SENIOR||All top three scores exceed 299, or total expert points exceed 29.|
|PROFESSIONAL||All top three scores exceed 599, or total expert points exceed 59.|
|MASTER||All top three scores exceed 999.|
|SENIOR MASTER||All top three scores exceed 1499.|
|GRANDMASTER||All top three scores exceed 2099.|
|LEGENDARY||Top score exceeds 9999.|