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Pixy Link - Amazing

Free
iPhone / iPad
Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Puzzle
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Pixy Link is a decent entry into the puzzle/matching genre, but it might lack the features and modes to replace your favorite puzzle games.

The basic premise of Pixy Link HD is to tap on matching pairs of faces (pixies) until the screen is cleared. Pairs can be matched from any distance on the game board as long as they can be connected by three or fewer perpendicular lines. If you can manage to clear the entire board before time runs out, you pass the level and face a progressively more difficult challenge.

It's a simple task to determine how the four power-ups work in the game, although how to earn each type is still a bit of a mystery. Once you earn them, they will stay in your inventory from one stage to the next. This turns out to be beneficial, as you probably won't need to use any for the first 25 to 30 stages. From around stage 35 and up, you will wish there was no limit to the number of power-ups you can store, as the maximum of each type is nine. The difficulty from this point on is rather crushing, as many of the pixy faces will be obscured by question marks, requiring you to use your memory as well as quick fingers to clear the screen. I suspect there will be more than a handful of gamers who will never see the second “locked” mode of this app, as it requires you to complete 40 levels straight through, to unlock it.

It has a crisp and clean visual style that works well, and the game mechanic is fun and obviously a challenge.