Can you connect the dots to remove lines from the puzzle? That’s the goal of Spots Connect. This colorful dot game has players complete challenges to advance through the levels. It also has lots of surprises that pop up along the way.
Advance through levels
Use special power ups
Improve your high score
Spots Connect has the look and feel of a high quality app. On the main screen of the app, users see a quality logo and two buttons directing them to play the app or log in with Facebook. Logging in with Facebook is not required to play the game. Once users are ready to play, they’re taken to a map that shows their progress in the game. At the top of the screen are meters showing the number of lives and gems. At the bottom of the screen are icons for settings, a return to the home screen, and different themes. There are four themes for users to choose from and tons of levels for them to complete. While playing the actual game, the app offers a few hints to help the game run more smoothly. When new power ups are unlocked, a simple tutorial screen shows how to use them.
This app is not being rated for education.
Kids will find that Spots Connect is a very entertaining app. The app introduces new challenges at each level, so no round is exactly the same. As kids advance through the levels they’re also introduced to new elements in the game. For example, they may encounter glass blocks or bombs. They may also have to try to remove spots of a specific color. Some challenges features time constraints while others limit the number of moves kids can make. At the end of each successful round, the game rewards kids with fireworks.
Spots Connect is free to download and play. Kids can purchase power ups through a series of in-app purchases, but these are not required to successfully play the game and really are not necessary.
Unfortunately, Spots Connect does not offer a very child-friendly interface. The app is fun for kids. However, it is also full of in-app purchases, third party ads, a pop-up rate us screen, and social media access. None of these elements are protected. Fortunately, kids will be so consumed by the game that they may not pay too much attention to the ads or the social media. They will, however, be tempted to make unnecessary in-app purchases.