Dotspi

Dotspi

Dotspi iPhone App

App Apes Verdict
  • Graphics - 8/10
    8/10
  • Gameplay - 5/10
    5/10
  • Replay Value - 5/10
    5/10
6/10
User Rating: 3.7 (3 votes)
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Review

Like the smooth edge of circles, Dotspi utilizes a minimalistic approach in its graphics and game play, with no rough edges.

The task in Dotspi is as simple as its graphics, though there are no directions in-game, just a few buttons that include a volume, leader board, and play. Never-the-less, players will quickly pick up that they need to simply tap as many dots as they can in order to gain points. There is a prompt dot at the top, indicating the color that needs to be tapped, and players can only tap on the color requested by the prompt dot. The color randomly changes to keep players on their toes. Players can also accept challenges if they have fiends playing the game, or simply compete to snare their place among the top scores.

Dotspi offers 3 lengths of time in which to complete the task of tapping as many dots as they can, including 60, 40 and 20 second timers. However, there is only one logical choice: the 60-second time. There seems to be no benefit in choosing either the 40 or 20 second timer, for the 60 second timer gives players 20 to 40 additional seconds and the score at the end is compared to the same pool of leader board scores, with no indication that the player got a top score in 20 seconds versus 60. On top of this, all dots are equal to 1 point regardless of which of the three timed modes the player selects. So unless a player wants to place a severe handicap on themselves, there seems to be little point, and certainly no reward for choosing the shorter timers.

There is one unfortunate side effect of the game’s simplicity. The game automatically excludes those with Protanopia, Trianopia and Deuteranopia (colorblindness) which effects between 1% to around 5% of the population. Might seem like a small percentage, but it is still significant. A colorblind mode, the use of shapes, or even numbers would help combat this issue. An option to add numbers into the dots that associate with the certain colors would likely be the best solution.

Overall, Dotspi is a simple a clean game, but with simplicity comes the risk of players losing interest. It’s worth a try, but unless seeking to obtain a high score or challenge friends, players will most likely find that there is little to keep them playing, as the game play can become tedious and repetitive.

 

App Pros

App Cons

  • Clean, Simple Graphics
  • Free to Play
  • Can Become Repetitive
  • No Benefit to Shorter Timers
  • No Colorblind Mode

App Description

DotspiDotspi is a simple amazing dots game! The task is easy, you have to tap as many dots as you can in order to gain points. Be aware! You can only tap on the color requested dots. The color is randomly changing. There are 3 modes of game play, which you have 60, 40 and 20 seconds to gain points.

Features:

  • Easy and great fun with Dots.
  • Compete against your friends for the best score.
  • Designed for all iOS devices.
  • New version with more great skins coming soon.

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