Link Four

Link Four is the Kindle version of the old, familiar game called Connect Four.  The object of the game is simple.  Just connect four pieces to win a match.

Link Four has three levels.  I honestly couldn’t tell a lot of difference between easy, medium and hard.  I think it has a lot to do with the player’s method of playing, and where they place their pieces.

I played all levels against the Kindle, but you can do two player.  I think it is always more fun to play against a human rather than a robot.  There’s so much more personal strategy going on.

The Kindle got me a lot with the diagonal matches.  So, beware of those.  They can add up quickly.  You can also connect four pieces vertically and horizontally.

If you know how to play Connect Four and are familiar with Kindle games, then you should be able to just jump right in.  The help section’s always there if you need it.  Quickly return to the main menu by selecting that option that comes up when you press the menu button.

As with many Kindle games, the primary navigation tool is the Kindle’s 5-way toggle button.  I got a little frustrated with it because the arrow at the top of the grid kept moving faster than I intended.  So I’d accidentally drop my chip into the wrong hole.

If you have a newer Kindle, this shouldn’t be as much of an issue.  The toggle button is a lot better with the newest models.

Link Four is a simple game, and the graphics are easy to see and intuitive.  The design is not anything fancy, so they fit the overall purpose of the game just fine.

the chips are white or black, and you can choose which one you want to be.

Link Four is well worth the 99 cents.  I think it is a great travel companion because you don’t have to worry about lost pieces.  It is a good way to keep kids occupied in the car or in doctor’s waiting rooms.

Link Four is a great game for kids, and brings back fond childhood memories of playing Connect Four.  It also provides enough of a challenge to make the game enjoyable for adults as well.

S. Randall

“Definitely enjoyed this game! I definitely recommend buying this to other Kindle game lovers! As the other commenter said, worth the 99 cents~”

Link Four is now compatible with the latest generation keyboardless Kindle.

Kindle 4 Apps

Not all Kindle applications work on the newest Kindle 4 model without a keyboard ($79 with special offers and $99 without). If you are purchased apps in the past for your Kindle 2 or Kindle 3, these apps will show up in the “Archived Items”. But when you will try to download them you will get a message telling you “Item Not Available – This item is not available for this device type”.

Amazon has foreseen that trying to use apps designed for physical keyboard on a device that doesn’t have it will not be enjoyable. So they hand-picked 20 applications that don’t rely on keyboard and would do just fine with 5-way controller.

If you just purchased Kindle 4 or planning to and are wondering which apps will run on your device, here’s a list of 20 (out of 145) Kindle app titles that do well without a keyboard:

I’ll keep updating this list periodically and will update app reviews themselves with list of Kindle platforms that app supports.