Link-a-Pix Deluxe from Lightwood Games brings us a new dash of puzzle goodness on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Link-a-Pix Deluxe review!
Lightwood Games has been on a roll with the many puzzle games it has released on consoles, and it’s now time to dive into a new one on Nintendo Switch. This particular release is a revamped and improved take on Link-a-Pix Color, which I got a chance to review on Nintendo 3DS back in 2018. The main gameplay mechanic for this one remains the same: you’ll have to link squares of different colors based on the number that each one displays. Other than the squares with a 1 in them, every other square on the grid will have another square with the same number that you need to link, hence the name of the game.
The puzzles will start out on a smaller scale, with images that will be easier to uncover, but as you progress through the list of puzzles, you’ll start to find larger and larger ones to complete. If at any time you feel overwhelmed when trying to find the image for a particular puzzle, sometimes it helps to take a break from it and try solving another one instead so that you can return to the first one at a later time. This is very easy to do since you can quit a puzzle at any time and save your progress.
On top of the 120 brand-new puzzles that the main game has to offer, there are also a few “demo levels” thrown in as a bonus, and that will give you a chance to see how solving puzzles of different sizes will be like. One of these demo sets will be of a Christmas nature, in case you still have a bit of celebration inside of you. There’s also a set of 120 additional puzzles of a monochromatic nature that could end up feeling as a harder group of puzzles since you’ll be working with only one color, which won’t leave much room for error since you’ll, for example, be trying to find the image hidden on the grid when working with only a bright red color.
And if after completing the hundreds of puzzles that Link-a-Pix Deluxe has to offer – for its low $7.99 price – you’re still looking for more, there’s the option of adding the 120 puzzles from Link-a-Pix Color as DLC for only $3.99. Lightwood Games has also mentioned that it will be releasing additional puzzle packs for Link-a-Pix Deluxe on a monthly basis. As someone who has enjoyed – and reviewed – many of the other puzzle games that Lightwood Games has released, as well as buying many of the puzzle packs, more of Link-a-Pix Deluxe is definitely good news.
Link-a-Pix Deluxe is an easy one to recommend on Nintendo Switch. It’s out for a low $7.99, offering hundreds of fun puzzles to solve. It has easy to understand gameplay mechanics, that make it a very addictive experience. You’ll start by completing just a puzzle or two while you have some free time, but then you’ll keep playing to complete “just one more puzzle,” and before you know it, you’ll have completed dozens of puzzles and it will be very late at night. Go buy this one!
This Link-a-Pix Deluxe review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Lightwood Games.