The Color Lines game dates back to the MS-DOS era. It is played on a 9×9 field. The player has to move color balls from one field to another and form horizontal, vertical, or diagonal lines of five balls from the same color. When such a line is formed, it disappears from the game field. After each move, three new balls of random color appear on the field, except for the moves when a line disappears. There are seven colors for the balls.
The player can move a ball from one field to another only if there is a path of clear fields between the source and target locations. The goal is to keep the field free for as long as possible. The game ends when the complete field is filled with balls.
The game is a great fun, but as a color-blind person, I have a serious issue with it. I just can’t distinguish some balls. Their colors are too close, and my condition makes them look the same, which is rather frustrating. So, I took matters in my hands and had a new version developed for me, which looks like this:
The balls are replaced with tiles, which are labeled with the letters from A to G, which is supposed to take the guessing out of the game.
It is hosted at https://linez.cc. When the players access the game for the first time, they will see a button to pick a username at the top. This step is required if they want to have their score saved on the server. The game shows a monthly score on the front page, and there is an all-time Top 50 on a separate page.
The game also features a one-step undo option. There is a restriction, though. The player can use undo only once for each move.
You can check the game here and try to beat the top score: