The main menu of Kinetics is simple, with three options: Play Now, Achievements, and Settings. There is no music and no sound effects here, just a bunch of colorful squares moving across and down in the background. You can toggle the music and sound effects on and off from the Settings, and in case you are color-impaired, you will want to switch on the Labels mode.
When you tap Play Now, you can choose between two modes: Classic mode, or Attack mode. The former entails the single player gameplay with hundreds of levels that make for hours of gameplay, while the latter is a race against the clock, where you must solve as many puzzles as you can before the 60-second timer runs out.
The gamplay itself is really immersive, and the music will gently begin while short and succinct text instructions guide you through the initial levels. Your objective is to connect the colored squares with one another, so for instance, blue must be connected to blue, yellow to yellow, and so on.
There is a grid through which you must carve out your path, and you cannot overlap paths for the different colors. This is any OCD users' dream come true!
There are some cute and quirky sound effects, colorful animation, and best of all, very relaxing music that will keep you engaged and put you in an almost meditative state as you proceed through the levels with simple progression.
There are a few in-app purchases that will unlock more types of gameplay and help you take the game further.
Calming and delightful music as well as sound effects
Simple graphics yet very pleasant to look at
Color-impaired players can use numerical labels
There is nothing negative to say about this app
Kinetics is a highly-evolved version of “Flow Free,” which I have been using on my iPhone and iPad for over a year! Though I'll keep Flow Free for the memory, I get the feeling I will only want to play Kinetics since it's far more engaging in appearance, sound effects, and overall gameplay.
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.