A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
The game has a gentle learning curve and understandable concept that even young kids can grasp. As the levels get higher, though, the difficulty begins to ramp up, which could cause frustration.
Upon losing, you'll see phrases such as, "Dang! You were so close!"
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Products & Purchases
If you lose five times, you'll have to either purchase additional lives or wait for your health to refill. Other levels are significantly easier with "bombs" to remove obstacles, but those are only available via in-app purchase.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that TwoDots is a matching puzzle game that involves connecting and matching like-colored dots. It's a basic concept but one that proves to be fun. Users can buy extra lives to continue playing uninterrupted, but it's unnecessary -- as are the bombs, which open trap doors and increase the dots on-screen. Later levels can be extremely challenging without these tools. There's no seriously iffy content in the app, but, under the terms of service, kids younger than 13 may not use it.
Is It Any Good?
TWODOTS takes the best parts of Candy Crush Saga to create a wonderful puzzle game that's equally challenging and inviting to players. The game is completely charming and has a minimalist play style that makes it a wonderful mental break. Unfortunately, it also takes some of the worst parts of Candy Crush Saga in the process.
As the difficulty ramps up -- and you lose a few times -- the game locks itself for further play unless you pay for additional hearts and lives or sit on the bench for 20 minutes or more. It's an annoying distraction that only gets more frustrating as you get further into the game. That said, the wait times for regeneration aren't extreme, so it's imminently possible to play the game without paying -- and those times you are playing are incredibly entertaining.
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