Some games leave you off with the impression that you're smart. Tic Tac Toe Glow tries to do the same but, in my book, doesn't get away with it. You see, Tic Tac Toe is a solved game. This is a stamp that, in my limitless wisdom and intelligence, I would also grant to other tabletop games. In this case though, it's official. There is no way that two mature people playing classic Tic Tac Toe would get anything but a draw... except if at least one of them is either drunk or high; or both.
So it leaves me perplexed to why would anybody spend an effort and make a game with level progression and even an online leader board, unless it's aimed for a more younger audience. But then wouldn't the leader boards have to be age restricted? I would definitely put a cap of 10 on age.
But see, Tic Tac Toe Glow is not only simple Tic Tac Toe (boy, I'm getting tired of typing this name). The AI has four difficulty levels, ranging from stoned to sober. The play field can also accommodate 11*11 squares as well as a varied number of streak goals.
Playing single player will pit you against the AI in a succession of levels which increase in complexity and AI difficulty. This mode is really good for a child to increase his or her aptitude and understanding of tactics and logic, while facing an opponent of similar caliber. That of course if your child has absolutely no friends to play outside with... Or you're simply too proud of an adult to lower your guard when playing Tic Tac Toe with a kid, you monster!
You can also play custom games in which you can customize the AI level as well as the other parameters. I find it funny that they allowed playing with a streak of 3 on boards larger than 5 squares across. If you can't imagine my delight, then try winning as the second player. (•̀o•́)ง
But what's a Tic Tac Toe app if it doesn't offer some semi-redundant multiplayer option? Well, you can play custom games with a local opponent on the same device or via BlueTooth. You can also create or join online games. Online games are ranked into short interval tournaments (hours). The more you play and win, the higher you climb. It's quite fun to outsmart others or feel dumb for losing. Ranked games are played on a 11*11 board and have a 5 streak goal. This is enough to leave a little room for tactics.
Playing the online game really brought back memories of junior high, when pages of my math notebook were dedicated to this game. Tic Tac Toe Glow can bring back such memories, or at least help the unfortunate young who'd never seen anything other than coin-tapping dumb freemiums all their months on the tablet. This is a way better replacemen