Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Platform: Android

1 out of 5


If you like memory games, you’ll love the premise of Linlink. Drag your finger to connect two matching tiles and watch as they disappear.

Stutters and bogs down on many Android devices (including my stock Android 1 A855), making the game nearly unplayable. Contains ads.

When you’ve got time to kill, and you have a very fast (EVO) Android phone near at hand, Linklink could be a great way to kill some time and sharpen your memory skills.

Read all of my past Android app reviews at Appolicious and Yahoo! Tech -- click here.

Developer GoodTEAM Lab’s Linlink offers up a colorful memory-style game that has the potential to be a fun little time killer. I say potential, because this is the first game I’ve loaded on my DROID 1 (A855) that does such a perfect job of bogging itself down with slow animations and delayed reaction to finger-presses that it’s nearly unplayable.

You start with a downright massive set of small tiles that are begging you to clear them. Squint at your screen to find matches, then patiently press and hold on a tile.

Wait a few seconds, then drag your finger to its match. If you’re lucky, the game will successfully understand your gesture and clear the tiles. If not, it will unhelpfully make both blink red and leave them where they lay. No joy.

Until GoodTEAM Labs rewrites the app to run at the proper speed on all Android devices, it looks like only EVO owners sporting the latest hardware will be able to enjoy this title. Steer clear of this title otherwise, and let’s all hope an update is coming soon.

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