Swampy is not your average alligator; like all gators, he loves water, but not the common lagoon variety—he prefers a good soak in a tub. The only problem is that the other alligators have done some kind of damage to his plumbing. And what’s more, Swampy is very environmentally conscientious and prefers using water residues from the ground for his showers.
Find out more about Where's My Water? in today’s review.
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Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Android version: 4.0.4
The goal in Where's My Water? is to clear the way so that the water can flow through the alligator’s shower plumbing without hindrance. This can be accomplished fairly easily by touching the sand wherever you wish to dig. Try to also collect all of the rubber duckies. The faster you are the less water will be wasted.
It’s mainly walls that are blocking the water’s free flow. What’s more is that the water must sometimes take a complicated route in order to collect the rubber ducks. Look out for are the toxins—make sure no toxic liquid mixes in with the clean water. The plants also need to be avoided seeing as the start growing as soon as water touches them, meaning they steal your water.
Some of the obstacles can be maneuvered out of the way by pouring a bit of water into the obstacle’s motor suing the water pump.
As you’ve no doubt gathered, the gameplay is really quite simple, but it is a good way to get your brain in gear. For instance, sometimes you’ll have to find a way through a mini labyrinth, which is great fun and a nice quick workout for your little grey cells.
There are 140 levels to get through, and if that isn’t enough you can always buy Cranky’s 40 levels (Cranky is also an alligator, but his story is somewhat different to Swampy’s, and so the gameplay is different, too).
Where’s My Water? is a fun game that may very well get you hooked in the same way as other popular favourites such as Angry Birds or Doodle Jump do.
Screen & Controls
Where's My Water? is in 2D but the graphics are very nice indeed. There are lots of fun animations and drawings to keep you amused.
Controls are very good but I do still see room for improvement, even if I am nit-picking at this point: scrolling through a level is only possible via a bar on the left rather than across the entire screen.
Speed & Stability
Where's My Water? loads relatively quickly, but they could be even faster. The game is nice and stabile.
Where's My Water? is available for EUR0,75 which is a very fair price considering that there are 140 levels to play through. A further 40 levels (slightly different graphics and gameplay) can be purchased for EUR0,75.