Playing two dots seems easy enough: Connect enough colored dots to assigned turns at advance levels. But the more you play more, it becomes clear that Two Dots is a thought-provoking strategy game with unsustainable charm. With visuals hitting the balance of cozy and quirky, a fantastic soundtrack and gameplay that keeps players back for more, Two Dots is worth checking out.
What is it?
First released in 2014, Two Dots has grown to over 1800 levels that are increasing in difficulty to keep up with the skills of their players. When you connect dots, they disappear from the board and different fall into place, like Tetris. Connect enough dots of the same color before using up all your turns to move on. The game becomes increasingly difficult because levels continue with obstacles and further goals. Try to think one step ahead as you connect dots; If you are able to connect them to a square, it cleans the board of all dots of that color. With the power moving so and more, Two Dots is a game that is easy to learn and stays challenging enough to continue.
Why We Love It
For whatever reason, it is only really satisfying for me to connect dots. I can't connect any points on a diagonal; and there is a continuous line with no way to double back to touch all the dots, so I will feel some pressure when I see how many I need to connect to how many moves I have left. The more advanced levels have power-ups and various moves I can use to clear the board, which adds to the strategy of this game.
Sights and sounds
The first thing I noticed is maps of levels on the main screen. The illustration is cute without being childish, there are many rounded edges and bold colors to make you see all the details. Levels appear as a dotted map based on changing landscapes you can scroll up to see. Beings, machines, and more beat and move as you make up and down the screen. The soundtrack on the main screen is very relaxing, like a strumming intro to a quiet adventure. The music during gameplay does not disturb at all and acts as white noise. The notes that play when I connect dots are almost a part of the music itself.
Players get five lives a day with app purchases available for faster progress, but they are not obnoxious or strictly necessary to enjoy the game. In two dots, the journey is definitely part of the game. Festive searches and finding levels are available on specific days. Treasure hunts, which are special levels of typical gameplay, are also available for limited times to raise points and bonuses. Two dots also provide a color-blind mode that sets different symbols to distinguish colors from the dots. I use it often to help me focus. When you play, you will also unlock special achievements.
Connect to Facebook
You can play as a guest, but to get your game profit saved, you need to connect two dots to your Facebook account. Two Dots won't make any posts for you, but will let you see if any of your Facebook friends are already playing Two Dots and what their points are, and challenge them in the game. Also, by connecting Two Dots to Facebook, you can play across devices. So if your niece wants to see something on the iPad, keep leveling your phone.
Two dots are an easy-to-play game with many hooks and challenges. One of my friends has been playing for years, and I didn't understand why before I tried it for myself. For anyone who enjoys strategic puzzles, check out two dots.