Slitherlink, the grid-based puzzle game is free-to-play on mobile! Generate infinite puzzles of whatever size of difficulty you desire.
Format: Android via Google Play
Pressure to Pay: Low, read below for details
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Slitherlink is a logical puzzle game that’s been around in paper and pen form for ages, now brought mobile with infinite level generation. Both light and dark modes are available (I prefer dark mode), along with optional colored visualizations. Zoom is also super handy for larger levels.
There are two main rules for Slitherlink. First, you want to create a single loop that satisfies all the numbers on your grid. Second, to satisfy a number, the shape it’s in must have exactly as many of its sides be part of the loop as the number says. So if you have a square grid with a number 2 inside a cell, exactly two of the sides making up that square will be included in the loop. Also, Slitherlink is a pure logic game, no guessing is ever required.
Slitherlink has 6 grid types, 4 board sizes, and 3 difficulty levels. I personally find the non-uniform grids such as Kites and Cairo to be the most run. No grid types are inherently harder than the others and theoretically, many more grid types could exist as long as a single loop can be created through it.
In-app purchases for Slitherlink come from buying additional grid types. The default hex grid is always free, but players can play up to 20 levels on each of the other grid types before being asked to purchase them. These levels can be of any configuration the player desires, meaning ambitious players could play huge grids on hard difficulty to maximize their time in the free levels. Most of the grids are purchased as one bundle except for Snowflakes which was added later as a separate purchase.
Overall, I find Slitherlink to be a relaxing and enjoyable logic game. It’s a great way to pass time when I’m out on the go. Since I typically play it on my phone, I usually go for the smaller grid sizes, but the large grids are great for a tablet. I recommend Slitherlink for fans of the paper and pen version and any fans of logic puzzle games.
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