Getting stuck into an endless runner can often be quite a time-consuming experience, and with games that throw high resolution graphics and flashy special effects at you, it can become a little overwhelming. Line Duel cuts back the flashiness and provides an endless runner to test your reflexes as well as provide a game that lets you concentrate on the gameplay without being distracted! Check out our Line Duel gameplay and review below!
Platform Used For Line Duel Gameplay and Review: Samsung S7 Edge
Genre: Endless runner, Indie
Line Duel takes a simple concept and combines it with the ever-popular endless runner game genre. Made by indie developer MycoGames2k, this simple diamond-in-the-rough provides hours of entertainment and does so without throwing too much over-stimulation at you.
In Line Duel, you control an octagon as it traverses a continuously winding and looping procedurally generated line. Along this line are black bars that act as obstacles to stop your progression. The idea is to tap either the left or right side of your screen to avoid these bars.
The gameplay is fairly fast-paced and requires a good deal of finesse on the player’s part as you need to keep an eye out for the obstructing black bars as they seemingly fly at you. Obviously running into one of these bars means game over, so to get the highest scores you need to be on the ball and pick which side of the black bar you should be moving to in order to completely avoid it.
To make things more difficult in Line Duel, a few loop-the-loops are added on the track. These loops can sometimes be free of obstacles or other times have a black bar on it. It’s at these moments that you really need to think on your toes, as crashing into the bars on the loops can be quite easy to do if your mind falters in the slightest.
Line Duel Gameplay and Review on YouTube
It’s great to see an endless runner go back to basics with simple low-poly graphics that only rely on differing colours to stimulate your mind. The concept of following an endless line as you dodge obstacles is easy to get into and with no heavily distracting animations and effects, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to commit 100% of your brain power to getting the highest score you can.
For such a simple concept, Line Duel provides hours of entertainment and has to be one of the most simplistic visual feasts I’ve seen in a game with all of it’s differing colours. It would be great to hear a soundtrack during gameplay, perhaps something of an electro/trance soundtrack to accompany the ever-changing colours.
Being a completely free game, Line Duel is a great game to download and have fun with on short or long commutes, if you just want to chill out with a simple game or if you want to test and hone your twitch reflexes.
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4 stars – simple concept, no over-stimulating graphics and effects and challenging