Featured Play Store Review: Bring back the fun of Tic-Tac-Toe with Super TTT [Hands on Video]

by Robert Nazarian on
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Remember when you were much younger and you loved to play tic-tac-toe? A very simple game at the time, but it was a whole lot of fun. Of course, as we got older the game was just too boring because of it’s simplicity. Well it’s time to bring back that fun with Super TTT. We all download cool games and for me, most of them last a couple of days or a week and then I move on to the next one. With Super TTT, I can honestly say that I’ve been playing this bad boy for over a month now and I can’t quit.

There are two aspects of this game that make it great. First, it’s very challenging and second, you can play anybody anywhere in the world at your own pace like Words With Friends and Draw Something.

As to the game, it’s a Super version of tic-tac-toe in which the game board consists of nine mini tic-tac-toe boards. Players are either X’s or O’s, similar to the original game. Seems simple right? Think again. You really have to plan out your moves because depending on where you place your X or O, it determines where your opponent has to play. For example, if you place an X in the top left of the center mini board, your opponent will then have to play his or her O in any free space in the top left mini board. At the start of the game, the player that gets to go first can place his or her X/O anywhere they want. There’s still one more catch. As players get tic-tac-toes in the mini boards, nobody can play in those anymore. What that means is if you play in a spot that would direct your opponent to one of those completed mini boards, your opponent will have the option of playing their X/O in any uncompleted mini board. It’s really hard to explain, but you will easily get the hang of it, and I’ve included a video below to show you how it works.

How do you win? All you have to do is win three mini boards in a row for tic-tac-toe. Now you might be asking, what happens if nobody can achieve that (which would happen a lot in traditional tic-tac-toe)? You can still win by winning at least five mini boards. I would say that the majority of my games are won by getting three in a row, and I have yet to experience a tie.

As to playing with opponents, fans of Words With Friends and Draw Something will feel right at home. You can create a new account or log in via Facebook. You can search for any user and invite them to a game or you can play a random opponent. You don’t have to worry about setting aside a lot of time to play a game because you will get notifications when it’s your turn. A game can take as little as a few hours or a few days. You can also save any players as friends so you can easily find them in the future. You can also chat with your opponents, and if they take too long to play, you can nudge them, which will send them another notification reminder that it’s their turn.

Sometimes it can get a little tough to plan out your moves so they also have what’s called a Strats Map. You can use this to simulate where you think your opponent will move and see how things could break down 6 plays later (3 moves for you and 3 moves for your opponent). That definitely comes in handy. They are going to be coming out with a paid version that will let you save multiple maps.

Super TTT is Free and its a total blast. Check out my hands on video and then hit one of the download links below. BTW, it looks great on the Nexus 7.

 

 

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  • irunbackwards

    If anyone wants to play, my screen name on Super TTT is ‘darthnuri’ — add me!

  • QippArgent

    Awesome game! Very fair review. Hit QippArgent up with a challenge to play me.