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Excellent (but HUGE file) app of a fun, classic game. No real security risks. Highly recommended for everyone.
on August 8, 2015
Connect-4 is a great game. A classic, even. I'm very happy to see someone has made an app of it.
Very nicely drawn. The graphics in all three modes are very well done.
Smooth animation on tablet and phone.
There are 4 difficulty settings and 3 styles of markers. The kids seem to like the basketball/soccerball theme the best, at least in my house.
Plays without WiFi or data connection, so you can take it with you everywhere you go.
No "Quit" button, so you have to use the back arrow on your phone or tablet to quit the app. The app does quit completely using the back arrow leaving no background threads running or memory usage.
Music/effects are on/off, no volume adjustment without changing the master volume of your phone or tablet.
It's a pretty big download. Over 32 MB on my Kindle Fire HD 8.9. I knew it would be big when I saw how well-done the images and animations were done, but 32 MB seems a bit big even for that. (Maybe the AI really is good and takes a lot of code? I hope that's the case.)
The permissions requested are just the two listed in the description page.
Start menu: Facebook link, twitter link, "Look at my other apps" link. Sorry, but on a paid app? -1 star (Hide all that stuff on a menu page or something and I'd be fine...but right up front? No...not on a paid app.)
Flurry AND Amazon Insights analytics. But no ad networks, so I'll not take away the half star that Flurry usually costs.
Overall, the game looks great, plays great, ...is great. The minimal permissions and no ad networks is a relative breath of fresh air considering how bloated so many apps are now with adware, spyware, and analytics.
You can decide for yourself on the analytics, but I feel confident enough in the setup that I'm going to install this on my daughter's tablet (and if you've read a lot of my previous reviews, you'll recognize that as actually being very high praise).
Get this as the FAOTD if you have the chance...but if you miss it, I'd even recommend it at the 99 cents the author is asking.