- The goal of the game is to place items (balls, gems, crystals, ect.) of same color into lines (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) of at least 5.
- Game starts with 3 randomly placed items.
- To start, just click on any of them. This selects an item. Next click on any empy cell to make a move.
- If you selected an item by accident, just click on different to change your selection.
- You'll notice that, during the movement, an item travels via the shortest path. If all possible paths to target cell are blocked (by other items) you cannot make that move.
- After an item reached its destination two things can happen:
- If there will be at least 5 items in line, you gain score points.
- Otherwise, 3 random items will be placed on the game board. You can see which colors will be next on the right sidebar.
- Game ends when all cells are taken.
- Scores are as follows:
- 5 items: 5 points,
- 6 items: 10 points,
- 7 items: 20 points,
- 8 items: 40 points,
- 9 items: 80 points.
About The Game
"Kulki" was a Polish puzzle game developed by Jarosław Lewandowski in 1995 for PC platform. It was quite popular in Poland during MS Windows 3.1 - 98 times. Not many knew at the time, that it was actually a variant of older game developed in Russia called Шарики (Lines). Original title was invented by Oleg Demin in 1992 and released by Геймос (Gamos) for MS-DOS platform.
Today, there are vast number of clones for, probably, all possible platforms, including browsers and mobile devices. Although most of those remakes use simple balls or circles in different colors, some introduced different shapes or balls with embossed symbols. This was to improve accessibility.
Also, "Color Lines" game in general, happens to be one of all time favorites of my girlfriend...
Credits and acknowledgements
- Xueqiao Xu, qiao/PathFinding.js - inspiration and part of pathfinder code.
- bart - Sky background.
- Osmic - Gems and tiles.
- MDN - some bites of JS code, and the love for the web.
Ernestas Šulikovskis (Ernest Szulikowski): @ests64