Review by Sour DieseL
"Tic Tac Toe made Fancy! ...Sorta."
There's no way around it, this is as simple as it gets - Tic Tac Toe for your phone. There's nothing special to be said about this game because it's just a recreation of the all-time favorite time killer. This game can be played on several different difficulties (easy, medium, and hard) but unfortunately there is a vast difference between the three. That being said, if you ever feel that (since you start out as X, which moves first) that the computer is at a disadvantage or you want to have them go first you can change who goes first (X's or O's) within the Options menu. The three difficulty levels offered have different qualities but still produce the same out-come: You as a winner, or the game is Drawn.
Easy shows no difficulty and can be easily beaten, even if you make mistakes. The computer moves at complete random, so even if you have two in a row they won't go to block, but just to an open space. Medium offers the computer on a defensive mode. They will just go to block your moves rather than make their own offensive for the attempt of three in a row. Hard is the only difficulty that's worth playing because you will either Draw, or beat them but rarely lose. It's never fun to completely crush someone every time you play so playing on Easy or Medium really makes this game not worth it.
However, thankfully there is an option to either play against the Computer, a person, or watch the Computer play another Computer. So if you're unsure of what to do, or where to make moves, feel free to watch a Computer Vs. Computer game for some pointers. Maybe it's even worth it to keep this game so you can play against some friends who are die hard Tic Tac Toe fans. Unfortunately though, there's no option to save how many wins, ties or loses you've occurred which can add a great amount of replay value because people like the ability to see their statistics.
There's no sound in this game, but with the minimalistic design and the few movements to be made, it would be hard to add in an appropriate sound. The graphics for a basic game of X's and O's and the pound/number symbol was a pretty bang up job. The board itself is a plain gray color with a white outline of where to mark your pieces. However the gem of the game is the pieces itself. O's are a nice fiery visual where as the X's are a wicked icey blue, making them rivals to each other which in most cases general Tic Tac Toe games don't incorporate.
This is probably the best Tic Tac Toe game for Android so if you're looking for one, pick this up. The ability to play with a friend, or on different levels of difficulty can provide *some* replay value, but a very minimal amount if you plan to play solo.
Reviewer's Score: 5/10 | Originally Posted: 06/02/10
Game Release: Tic Tac Toe (US, 01/12/10)
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