Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into.
Two Dots is a favorite here at Macworld, as the beautifully minimal puzzler sets a chill tone while still offering a challenge, and doesn t feel like it was designed and balanced specifically to sell in-app purchases.
And if you dig Two Dots, then you ll definitely want to give a look to Dots & Co, the new follow-up that puts a few fresh twists on the dot-clearing formula.
However, you can also create squares and rectangles with four or more dots, which not only clear those from the board but also every other dot of the same color.
The objective changes with each new puzzle, whether you re trying to clear a certain amount of each color s dots, spread a puddle trail around the entire screen, or shatter all the ice blocks by matching the dots found beneath them.
Anita the penguin, for example, will detonate every dot of a single color once triggered, while Emilio will drop explosive icons on the board that paint all nearby dots the same color as they re cleared.