Color Lines

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Color Lines
Publisher(s) Gamos
Designer(s) Oleg Demin
Platform(s) MS-DOS (original)
Windows
Release 1992
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single Player

Color Lines (aka Lines) is a computer puzzle game, invented by Oleg Demin and first introduced as a video game by the Russian company Gamos (Russian: Геймос) in 1992. A Windows version came later, which was licensed to Namco in Japan and released as Golly! Ghosts! Goal! on March 29, 1996. It uses characters from the 1990 arcade game Golly! Ghost! and features very few differences from the original game.

Game rules[edit]

The game starts with a 9×9 board with three balls chosen out of seven different colours. The player can move one ball per turn, and the player may only move a ball to a particular place if there is a path (linked set of vertical and horizontal empty cells) between the current position of the ball and the desired destination. The goal is to remove balls by forming lines (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) of at least five balls of the same colour. If the player does form such lines of at least five balls of the same colour, the balls in those lines disappear, and he gains one turn, i.e. he can move another ball. If not, three new balls are added, and the game continues until the board is full.

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