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App description: TwistLink! Free!

Rated 5/5 by MacNotes.de: "Twist link for the iPhone is worth its weight in gold." Review: http://www.macnotes.de/2009/04/20/twistlink-fur-iphone-ist-gold-wert/

Gameplay video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p79FNy9fOxI

No doubt destined to join the legendary ranks of the addictive puzzlers like Tetris, Columns, Dr. Mario and Bejeweled, here's TwistLink!

An array of tiles is presented in different colors and orientations (vertical, horizontal). Your task is align three or more tiles of the same color by tapping tiles to 'twist' them. Once the tiles are linked, they are cleared.

So, Twist, Link, Clear - got it? Ok, now comes strategy. Unsupported and new tiles will fall to fill the empty space. Should these tiles link up upon landing, they will also clear for a combo bonus! Each successive combo increases the bonus multiplier, so plan ahead for big scores!

The counters in the lower left side of the screen keeps track of how many links of 3, 4, or 5 tiles you've cleared. Once you've cleared 10 of a size, a bonus is awarded and the counter is reset.

Start off easy with just 3 colors to match. The difficulty will increase as later levels introduce new colors for a maximum of 5 possible colors on a board.

As you progress, new types of tiles will appear. The glimmering white tiles are good, allowing you to form a link with different colors.

The dark, dead tiles are bad and will not link with any tile.

Finally, the red, pulsating bomb tiles are...well, that depends. They're good because they can clear out a large section at once, including the dead tiles. They're bad because they may disrupt any combos you have planned out, and they don't count towards the link length counters.

And when you no longer have any moves available, submit your score online and see how you stack up to other TwistLink players worldwide!

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ryanmsmith's comments:
TwistLink - solely responsible for thousands of hours of lost productivity - now has a free version! All of the tile-twisting, link-making, combo-chaining fun of the original for a price that no one can complain about - nothing!

Get it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twistlink-free/id381719280?mt=8
08-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,121
I hate games that advertise lite versions as "free" I mean of course it's free it's the lite version lol. now if your full version was free then that's something to boast about.

To get back on topic. It looks like a ok game that people would like, but I doubt I'll try it.

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08-08-2010, 12:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 18
Thank you, LordVader, for posting the screenshots.

In response to Kylescorpion, this is the full game. The only difference between this free version and the paid version is the inclusion of ads and a slight rearrangement of the ui to accommodate those ads. In fact, until the update for the paid version was approved today, the free version actually had more features! Both versions post to the same Plus+ leader boards.

This is no "Lite" version, but it is free. Full-featured and free! Paying for the $1.99 version simply removes ads.

Try it!