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Game #4166
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Line, The    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Coffee Break Fun
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.42 (103 votes)

Line, The box cover

Line, The screenshot
The Line from Bepposoft is a fun platformer with a very unique and fascinating premise which translates into a unique gameplay as well. Imagine a one-dimensional world comprising of just one line, as depicted in Abbott's classic book Flatland, and you will have an idea of what The Line is like. In this one-dimensional world, there is only one line. But this line is under threat from an unknown force that is threatening its survival with explosive waves called "Snawaves." The line therefore bubbles and gives birth to you: a two-dimensional creature whose outline protrudes upward from the horizontal ground but whose 'legs' are still part of the one line, and who is now running for his life. If the explosive waves catch you, they will erase your outline - and thus your existence - from this 1D-turned-2D world.

Confused? Well, I can find no better way to describe this unique and zany game, so you should go ahead and experience it for yourself. The unique premise is executed well in reality (although the yellow looks a tad too bright to me), and you will have a lot of fun as you help the poor 2D creature escape from the waves that relentlessly chase after him from the left of the screen, erasing the line in the process. If you enjoy platformers or just unique action games in general, The Line is a definite must-play, even if the action gets a little repetitive after the novelty wears off. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Bepposoft
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2001
Software Copyright: Bepposoft
Theme: Unique, Cartoon
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Xiao Xiao 4, Line Continues, The, Oh! Hajiki

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