Have you ever wanted to play a puzzle-solving game that tests your mental acumen and also feels refreshingly simple? Look no further than Flow Free. Created by Big Duck Games, this game has a simple premise – connect the dots with the same colored ones by drawing a line that will link them. Once you do, each connected dot will have a flow, and you need to achieve perfect flow on every level to advance. However, be careful not to let the lines overlap since doing so will break both lines!
Thousands of Levels to Complete
Flow Free has over 2,500 levels that are free. All you need to do is complete the levels to unlock the next ones – a feat that is easier said than done, especially when you reach the harder stages. You start a game playing on a 5×5 map, and as you progress through levels, you will see that the map gets larger and larger – if you are skilled enough, you might reach the 9×9 map that is riddled with seemingly numerous colored dots and even more spaces to cover.
If you feel like you’ve had your fill with the basic square tiles, you can try the Warped and Bridge levels. These maps bring new elements such as allowing you to use warps that let you pass your pipes from one area to another, as well as use bridges to traverse over or even go under previously-laid pipes to connect the other dots.
Moreover, the game tracks how many moves you have made before you clear the levels. This adds another challenge since some levels might look complicated but usually have simple solutions. That said, you can retry levels and complete them by using as little moves as possible. Doing so will help you set your best score per level.
Free Play and Time Trial
Free Flow offers two game modes: Free Play and Time Trial. In Free Play, you are tasked to match and connect all the colored dots with the same color while ensuring that you cover as much ground on the map to gain 100% piping. Doing so will let you advance to the next level. Free Play lets you take as much time as you need since the later levels become quite harder to solve and require more time to assess which moves are the correct ones to correctly connect the dots and lay down complete piping on the map.
Meanwhile, Time Trial lets you test how well you can solve the puzzles with the clock working against you. The quicker you finish a map, the more time you get at trying to solve the next puzzle. This mode also makes you come up with the fastest way to fill up the map and connect the same-colored dots by using the least moves possible. If you are up for a truly challenging puzzle-solving mode, you can test your mettle with the Time Trial mode – if you manage to get to the later levels, you might encounter 9×9 maps which really increases the difficulty and pressure!