RULES AND FEATURES
Lines 98 is a classic of ball games that appeared in the 90s of the last century (we can say at the end of the last century). Balls-lines — is a favorite class of games that has found a well-deserved popularity among players. In this game, the charm of simplicity of the rules has been preserved, but for a more vivid impression, the balls here have been replaced with funny, spherical multi-colored buns.
Yellow and blue, like cyclops, one-eyed, reds, browns, and blues all have two eyes, well, green and pink with three eyes. The playing field is stylized as a vegetable garden: plowed beds and hedges. It is the largest for Lines 98 and has a size of 9 by 9 cells. The player's task is to arrange the balls-kolobok on the field so that the same ones are lined up in horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines. Lined up in a line, five or more single-colored gingerbread men burst and disappear, as if they did not exist at all. Disappearing, they free up precious space-cells of the playing field-garden. Why it is precious, you will understand during the game, especially closer to its completion.
The game can take a very long time, because there are no time limits here. But there is a space limit. As soon as the gingerbread men occupy all the cells of the field, the game ends. But how does this filling happen? The fact is that each empty move is accompanied by the appearance of bun balls in random (most importantly - free) three cells of the field-garden. A move in which the player failed to remove a single line is considered empty.
For each line removed, the player is awarded points, and their number depends on the length of the line. For five balls give the lowest number of points (200), for six-400, but for seven... However, the scoring system uses certain combinations that depend on the speed of the game. For example, if you remove 2 lines out of five in a row in a short period of time, then for the second line you will get not 200, but 400 points. This encourages quick play. However, the speed here can significantly harm, because playing fast, the player does not have time to calculate the optimal moves a few steps ahead.
One useful option is worth noting. Before each move (rearranging the next bun-ball), the player is shown the places and colors in which new balls will appear after this turn. Any of these places can be occupied during this turn, if you do not benefit from the appearance of the bun indicated by the game. Then the new one will appear in any other free cell. This system allows you to conduct more accurate analysis and calculate moves more accurately, with a margin.
There is also an inconvenience in the rules, although this is what causes additional interest. Gingerbread men are able to move only through the free cells of the garden. Moreover, the path from the current position to the destination indicated by the player should also be free. They turn the balls exclusively at right angles, so don't even try to assume that any of them will decide to jump their relatives diagonally. You will see this feature in the training mini-image before starting the game.
Well, friends, Lines 98 is alive, exciting and excellent (and most importantly with benefits!) eliminate the excess of your free time. We wish you a pleasant stay and more points!
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