Dots review: A simple game you can't stop playing

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.4
  • Installation and Setup: 9.0
  • Features and Support: 8.0
  • Interface: 9.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good Dots is easy to pick up and play, with excellent minimalist graphics and pitch-perfect audio to match the gameplay.

The Bad There are no other game modes. There should be rewards for big chains of dots.

The Bottom Line Dots may lack different game modes and other extras, but the core gameplay will keep you coming back for more.

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Dots (iOS | Android) is a simple, yet very well-designed color-matching game that doesn't dazzle you with tons of features or game types, but is still incredibly addictive.

The object of the game is simple: connect same-colored dots to clear them from an ever-refilling board to get the highest score possible in 1 minute. You do this by connecting as many dots as possible horizontally or vertically, and by making squares with your finger to make them disappear. Your score is counted by how many dots you eliminate in 60 seconds.

The game initially will remind you of Bejeweled, but with an elegant, minimalist graphical style. The all-white background makes the primary colors of the dots stand out. Simple bouncing animations as dots fall add to the overall feel, while musical notes chime with each extra dot you connect together in a chain.

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Where to Buy

Dots (iOS)

Part Number: id632285588

Free

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  • Category Games
  • Compatibility iOS
About The Author

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.