ConnectiXX FREE is an addictive, challenging & fun brain teaser game!
Nov 2, 2012 8:52 AM –
ConnectiXX FREE is a mind boggling puzzle challenge. Simple to pick up and play, yet hard to master as levels get progressively tougher. Similar to game like Hashi (Bridges), your goal is to connect all the dots with a certain amount of lines. Try it if you dare!
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- Challenging puzzle game that’s easy to learn!
- Levels get progressively harder for greater challenges!
- You can skip levels you get stuck on and go back later!
- I did have one force close issue.
ConnectiXX is one of those great puzzle games that is both easy to learn, and challenging enough to stay interesting. At its heart, it’s a simple game – you have a set number of dots that you need to connect with lines. Each dot must have a specific number of lines attached to it to complete the level, and none of the lines can cross.
In the beginning, this is an easy task. Dots only need one or two lines, three at most, and there aren’t so many that finding a way to connect them without crossing is fairly easy. But as you progress through the levels, there are greater numbers of dots, requiring greater numbers of lines. And the challenge of connecting them without crossing anything gets pretty complicated.
One thing I loved about the game is that the levels aren’t “locked”. In other words, you don’t have to solve a level in order to access the next one. You can skip ahead if you get stuck, and go back to a level later. For me, this was a huge part of what kept it interesting. when I started getting stuck, rather than get frustrated at being stopped in my tracks, I just moved on. And most of the time, when I went back later, I was able to see the solution that I missed the first time. 😀 It kept the game feeling fun, while at the same time challenging me to look at things in different ways. In addition, the game tracks your total time to solve all the levels, which you can improve by going back to a previous level and solving it again, but faster. This gives you a great incentive to keep playing through levels you cleared already.
The only issue I had with the game was a bit of a freezing problem every now and then when loading levels, and it forced closed out on me once. It wasn’t happening often enough to get really irritating, but enough to be worth mentioning, at least. With luck, that glitch will be fixed in a future update.
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ConnectiXX Brain Teaser
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For as simple as the game is, it’s surprisingly fun. It’s challenging enough to keep you interested, while the ability to skip and return to levels that have you stumped allow you to play without getting frustrated, which is something I usually hate about brain teaser games.
I found myself going back to play just one more level on more than one occasion, so I’d rate this as pretty high on the addictive scale. I was having fun moving through the levels, and I liked that I could play a level or two while out and about when I had a few minutes, instead of having to sit and commit a chunk of time to it.
The graphics follow the “doodle” style, with a graph paper-like background and text and pieces made to look like they were written on the paper. For this game, it worked, since it’s a simple concept.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The game doesn’t use or need the accelerometer or vibration since it’s a brain teaser puzzle game. The soundtrack was turned off by default, which was something I have to admit I really loved. For games like this, I want to play them sitting on the couch watching TV during commercials, or standing in line at stores, where you don’t really want to suddenly have a loud soundtrack blasting out (I have my device volume turned to high, usually, since I use both my phone and tablet as music players as well).