Splashy Dots: Swipe your way out of boredom (App Review)

Some of us simply don’t have time to play games on our phones all day, but still want a short gaming session every now and then, like when doing one’s business in the bathroom. Fortunately, there are quite a few games out there that can afford someone a quick and entertaining play period, without demanding an in-depth and time-consuming commitment.

Such a game is Splashy Dots. The indie-styled game provides a challenge to anyone playing one and can be easily played on-the-run, but is it worth your time downloading? Find out in our review.

Splashy Dots
Splashy Dots
Price: Free+

Upon opening the game, you’re immediately lulled into a calm state. That’s because the music in the background is what the developers call ‘Chillout Jazz’. It’s really relaxing, and if you’re not careful enough, you could easily fall asleep if you’re playing in bed. Or on the toilet.

The user interface is really easy to use, which is great when you’re in a hurry and want a quick play. All the settings are easy to find a control as well. Not like there’s many, with music and sound being the only tweaks. But it’s all that’s needed.

In terms of the gameplay, you basically have to swipe your way through different dots on a ‘grid’ in order to get to a final point. All the dots have to be passed through, but cannot be used twice. It’s like a maze that you have to get through. It’s hard to explain, but watching the above video or the .GIF below will give you an idea of what you have to do.

As you successfully move up the levels, they get harder and harder to complete. There are fortunately hints which can lend a helping hand, but you do only get so many before you have to buy more.

Another great feature with the game is that you can play it through Apple TV, which means that you can play it on the big screen in the comfort of your home. If you don’t want to use Apple TV, you can also challenge your friends via iMessage to turn the challenge into a time-based 1-V-1 game.

The only hitch I have is with the adverts that get a tad annoying, but I mean, all developers have to make a living, so I’m not complaining too much.

Overall, I would recommend this game if you think that it will tickle your fancy: you won’t be disappointed. You can download the game via the link beneath the video for iOS. The Android version is currently in beta.

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