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There are times when you just need a light diversion that isn't too time intensive. Flow Free is a game that fits that need very well, but unless you pay, you'll have to put up with some advertising.
The well-designed interface is sleek and attractive. The object of Flow Free is simple and so are the controls. Your goal is to connect matching dots of color with a line, or pipe. The trick is that the pipes can't cross and you have to fill up the screen. There's enough strategy to make it interesting, but not so much that you can't play it on the bus ride home. To keep things interesting, you can play in "free play" or "time trial" modes. In free play, you can take your time to solve the puzzle, but the real challenge is the time trial, where your goal is to pass as many levels as possible within a chosen time frame, from 30 seconds to 4 minutes. You can also increase the difficulty by switching from the default 5x5 board to one of the four other options, with 9x9 being the hardest.
Overall, we enjoyed playing Flow Free. It was easy to learn, and there were enough options to keep the game interesting in replay. The one downside is that the free version is supported by advertising. If you want to skip the ads, you'll have to pay, but that will also net you another 150 levels, which might be worth the upgrade.
Flow Free is a simple yet addictive puzzle game.Connect matching colors with pipe to create a flow. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap!Free play through hundreds of levels, or race against the clock in Time Trial mode. Gameplay ranges from simple and relaxed, to challenging and frenetic, and everywhere in between. How you play is up to you. So, give Flow Free a try, and experience "mind like water"!*** Flow Free features **** Content- Over 1,000 free levels available in Free Play mode- 10 different board sizes- Free Classic, Bonus, Bridges, Mania, and Jumbo level packs- Additional level packs available for purchase* Challenge- Game Center achievements as you solve levels and complete packs- Track your completion of each level in Free Play mode- Strive for accuracy in Free Play using the fewest, most efficient moves- Strive for speed in Time Trial for the most and fastest solves- 20 scored Time Trial variants to choose from by board size and duration* Look & Feel- Smooth, polished touch interaction- Colorful UI- Fun sound effects- Clean vector graphics and animations- Labels available for color impaired playersEnjoy.Version history:1.9 - New color themes and fixes1.8 - New levels, color themes, and iCloud1.7 - Minor fixes and improvements1.6 - New levels and fixes1.5 - New levels and iPhone 5 support1.4 - New levels and features1.3 - Hints and Retina support1.2 - New levels and features1.1 - Minor bug fixes1.0 - Initial release
What's new in this version:
Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate with a new free Pink color theme!New Spring color theme available for purchaseVarious minor fixes and improvementsEnjoy!