Link Twin had me from the moment it booted up on my iPhone. If there’s one thing mobile devs seem capable of, it’s making beautiful and haunting games. Link Twin is the story of twins Tom and Lily, whose parents die and leave them all alone in the forest. Sad, but brave, the two leave their home in search of something – anything – to guide them through their young lives. This is our official Link Twin Review.
Stuck with You
But this is a puzzle game, right? Here, you control both Lily and Tom simultaneously. Every step one takes, so too does the other. This means the puzzles are fraught with danger, obstacles, and you must guide both of the twins to their goal at the same time. The first 20+ puzzles are fairly straightforward, a way to get comfortable with the basic premise behind the game. But there are over 100 puzzles here, spread across five story chapters, and eventually you’ll run into some very tricky situations.
As you play through the levels, you’ll uncover why the twins are linked to each other, and just what happened to leave them alone in life. It’s creepy, it’s beautiful, and not at all unlike a Tim Burton story. I loved every minute.
Link Twin is a whopping $1.99 in the App Store and Google Play, with no other in-app purchases muddying the game’s fairness of play. As you solve levels, you’ll earn “Solutions” which you’ll want to use wisely on the levels you’re having the most trouble with because they’re limited in number. I’d also recommend playing Link Twin with your headphones on as the game’s soundtrack is eerie, beautiful, and mesmerizing.
Final Thoughts in Our Link Twin Review
The developer Lorraine is the Very Big Indie Pitch 2017 winner from London, and it’s clear why. This is an auspicious indie puzzle game, and one that sets the stage for more brilliant and bigger projects to come. If you’re a fan of puzzle games that don’t ask you to spend money for special items, extra lives, and all the other banes of existence in mobile gaming – this one’s for you. Well worth the $1.99 being asked for, and even when you’ve completed the dozens of levels, chances are you’ll find a reason to revisit your favorite challenges. Recommended.