Match The Dots Cheats And Tips
Get connected with our guide to the hit new puzzle game.
Ever since its release on the App Store a few months ago, Match The Dots has been a simple yet thriving little puzzle game that's been keeping iOS owners pretty busy. With its easy-on-the-eye design, and easy to learn/hard to master gameplay, it's definitely a lot of fun.
Here are some tips that will help get you started.
How do I beat the levels in Match The Dots?
The goal of the game to either reach a pre-set score or collect a specific number of colors on each board within a certain time frame or number of moves. If you manage to do so successfully, you'll earn a number of stars - depending on your performance - and move on to the next stage.
What are the rules for connecting dots in Match The Dots?
You simply need to draw your finger over the similarly colored dots, and they'll connect automatically. For good measure, you can also connect dots diagonally, as well as vertically and horizontally. In the tougher levels later on in the game, this will be quite useful for getting a higher point total.
What if I can't find long strings of similar colors in Match the Dots?
Don't fret. When you start the round, you usually have a generous amount of time or moves to work with. Clear away some of the smaller strings first - go for ones consisting of four dots if you can, as these will add up - and longer strings should drop down as you progress. These will allow you to stack up your score and eventually meet your goal.
The longer your connection string, the more points you'll get, so keep striving and you'll eventually be connecting eight or more in a good run.
How do bombs work in Match the Dots?
Bombs appear just like regular dots at first, but you'll see little ridges sticking out the side that indicate it's not just another piece. If you manage to connect this in your current dot line, they'll obliterate all similarly colored dots on the playfield, adding to your collected tally overall.
They'll also add additional points, which is handy when you're trying to meet a specific goal. So, if you see one or more of these on the board, try to get them all in one shot - it'll really pay off.
How do I unlock new levels and modes in Match The Dots?
It's a matter of progression. Levels are broken up into groups, and you'll need to earn a certain number of stars to unlock the next batch. The same goes for modes, as you'll need to earn a good amount of stars to access them. Keep at it and you'll eventually get there.
Do I have to pay for anything in Match The Dots?
Not at first, as the app is free to download, and you've got a little leeway to work with when it comes to lives. However, when you run out, you'll either need to wait a little while - about an hour or so - to try again, or pay for additional lives. You can pay anywhere from $.99 to $19.99, depending on how much you want to play. To be honest, though, this is something you can easily wait out. After all, these dots aren't going anywhere.
Download Match The Dots - iPhone and iPad