Link-a-Pix Deluxe

User Rating: 7

With the upcoming holidays, comes a rush of puzzle games emerging for the Switch. The big screen and vibrant colours means that any picture puzzle titles, can arrive and display in all their impressive glory and why not!?

Link a Pix Deluxe is a game that wants to be a bit different. Firstly the developers have gone for a classic “retro” look in terms of graphics and soundtrack. Secondly, the actual game itself, begs the player to take time and work out what to do. Before heading deep in with the actual drawing and linking of blocks.

From the picture above. Players need to link blocks of the same colour and number. So, a green block of 3 with a corresponding green block of 3, needs 3 blocks to link them! It’s unique, and a bit confusing at first but you soon get it and are drawing in no time.

The only downside with all this, is that sometimes there is more than one method/one way to link blocks! Use the wrong pattern and the game looks finished but doesn’t finish. Luckily with a press of the “+” button, comes the option to “check for errors” followed by a “fix” command. This won’t exactly tell you what it’s fixed, and because it hasn’t spoiled it. You don’t get penalised for using it.

There are plenty of puzzles here, and as you can see above. Puzzles get trickier and BIGGER! Sound is unmistakably retro that can either humour you or irritate you and overall..There is a decent title with lots to solve on those long winter nights..

Link a Pix Deluxe is a solid game underneath, with pixelated looks appealing and deceiving at the same time. Complete the many addictive levels and there’s also some bonus packs included (above) and a further option to purchase future packs from the e-shop.

Recommended as it’s a fine retro puzzler!

Thanks to Lightwood Games for the code.

A competent and decent puzzler requiring thinking and logic. Worth a try!
  • Decent puzzler
  • Lots of pictures
  • Hours of play
Graphics - 7
Sound - 7
Gameplay - 7
Value - 7
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Spent over 40 years gaming and played plenty of titles over plenty of platforms. Handheld consoles seemed a natural progression with their portability and ease of use, and with technology forever advancing. It’s now great to play titles I used to play all those years ago…on the go! Switch and Vita are my two main favourites and any title with dark themes ..RPGs, first person or rogue-like my main interest…

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