Two Dots, the latest installment of connecting the dots Windows Phone games
Two Dots is a casual, Windows Phone puzzle game that appears to be the third installment of connect-the-dot styled games from Data Arc. Two Dots follows Pop The Dots and Dots, sharing the same minimalistic design and mildly addictive game play.
Two Dots has over three hundred levels of play, which gives the game a little staying power and while game play is easy to pick up, it's no pushover. Two Dots does a nice job of picking up where Pop The Dots left off and is an entertaining puzzle game for Windows Phone 8.
Two Dots Layout
Two Dots' main menu offers two options that include jumping into game play and accessing the game's settings. Settings cover turning on/off the sound and upgrade the game to the premium version ($2.49) that will remove the ad support. The 350 levels of play are organized in groups. Each level is progressively unlocked within the grouping and the groups become unlocked as you earn stars during game play.
While Two Dots is a free, ad-supported game the ads aren't overbearing. You do have a full-page ad that pops up here and there but not enough to beat you into submission. You could probably live without the IAP to get rid of them.
Game play with Two Dots takes on a match-three feel in that you have to connect two or more of the same colored dots. You can connect dots vertically, horizontally or diagonally and the more dots connected, the more points earned. Each level will either have a defined goal with a time or move limit. For example, one level may call on you to reach a scoring goal within ten moves or collect a set number of a particular colored dot before time expires.
The higher your score with each level dictates how many stars you earn (up to three) and your cumulative star count will eventually unlock additional groups of levels. As you move through the levels, game play does become more challenging. However, the first group of gaming levels is a little on the easy side to help you get more accustomed to game play without too much pressure.
The Two Dots game style is an appealing option for those times you need a time killer or just want to play a challenging game that isn't overly involved.
While Two Dots offers more gaming levels, it is a little odd that the developer didn't update the previous gaming titles with more levels. There really isn't much difference in these three titles. Dots does have a leaderboard though.
Overall, Two Dots is a fun game for Windows Phone 8. It is a game that isn't too complicated, challenging enough to avoid being too easy and a nice way to pass the time with.
Note: This game is not affiliated with the iOS version that bears the same name and similar design.
- Two Dots - Windows Phone 8 - Free - Store Link
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.