Dots & Girls is a lewd “connect the dots” game with assorted hentai.
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Foreword: published December 7th, 2021
I received a free copy of this game for review purposes — thanks S’Games/Lucky Games!
Gameplay: published December 7th, 2021 (3/5★)
The goal of the game is trace predefined shapes without reusing lines. Lines may cross, but you may not travel between two dots more than once. You’re encouraged to solve each level in less than ten seconds for maximum score. Guessing my way through the game, I was able to solve most levels in about eight or nine seconds (on my first try too!) However, later in the game the rules are changed; there are dots that must connected to each other twice, adding a layer of difficulty. The last sixteen levels are quite a bit harder than the thirty-two which come before, forcing me to stop guessing (sometimes).
Sexual Content: published December 7th, 2021 (2/5★)
There are forty-eight static images to unlock. Each portrait-style CG offers an increasingly naked anime girl. Unfortunately, there is no pornographic content to see. The artwork feels amateurish with shaky, unvaried lines, inconsistent proportions and a general over-reliance on gradient tools. I didn’t appreciate the gradients as backgrounds, but they’re better than nothing. The last sixteen CGs focus on monster girls, showcasing a variety of skin tones and extra appendages. Instead of the unremarkable thirty-two that came before, I wish all of the CGs were as creative as the monster girls!
Story: published December 7th, 2021 (1/5★)
There is no in-game dialogue or exposition. S’Games writes,
After the fabulous creatures left the Earth, they lived in peace a lot of centuries but they were bored. They decided to return to Earth and seduce a mere mortal. They imagined unusual puzzles for choosing the best one of them. Anyone who can connect the dots with a magic thread can see one of the fairies, demons or beastmen.
Why wasn’t any of this in the game? The unlockable images would be suitable as visual content for a visual novel section; I’m sure S’Games could have written some dialogue.
Sound: published December 7th, 2021 (3/5★)
The soundtrack offers a collection of smooth, electronic beats suitable for a game like Dots & Girls. I thought they were alright, but I ended up tuning into Spotify instead. I liked the sound effects, but there’s only one or two pieces of audio beyond the music.
Visuals: published December 7th, 2021 (3/5★)
The user-interface and gameplay are functional, but Dots & Girls is thematically generic. The gallery looks terrible — it’s full of sharp edges and the images weren’t made for modern screens. Even though they are automatically fullscreened, the gallery itself remains a part of the background thanks to the portrait-style unlockables.
Verdict: published December 7th, 2021 (2.5/5★)
The gameplay is way too short and the gallery is a big let-down, but I have to give S’Games credit for trying something new! Most low-budget porn games seem to jump on the swippy-swappy or jigsaw puzzle bandwagon. Achievement hunters may enjoy the rapid gameplay and easy completion, but even priced at one dollar I still think Dots & Girls is overpriced. With only fifteen minutes of mindless gameplay and a half-assed gallery, I can’t recommend this game to anyone — unless they got a hankering for revisiting their childhood with “connect the dots” with the benefits of adulthood, “fabulous beauties”.