Where’s My Water? iOS review

Where’s My Water? iOS reviewAs Martin was saying the other day, a bunch of games are currently free on the App Store in celebration of its fifth birthday, including Infinity Blade II, BADLAND, Tiny Wings and – this guy right here – Where’s My Water?

I figured I should dive in (pun intended) and give Where’s My Water? the review treatment. Y’know, for posterity and stuff.

Where’s My Water? is a Disney app, though the protagonists – including Swampy, Cranky and Allie – appear to have been created specifically for the game.

At the outset, things are nice and simple. Basically, you just want to get some nice clean water from the top of the screen down to the bottom, where nice guy/alligator Swampy simply wants to have a shower.

You do that by drawing a line with your finger through the Where’s My Water? terrain; mud can be cleared, but you’ll have to work your way around rocks.

In each level, there are three rubber ducks up for grabs; they’re important as they unlock the later Swampy levels.

There are also special items dotted around, and collecting them unlocks special bonus levels that might involve using the tilt controls, for example.

Where’s My Water? iOS reviewThose are the Where’s My Water? basics, and the game slowly introduces other elements such as dirty water (which Swampy doesn’t like), toxic water (which can be used to remove troublesome grass; it absorbs water), and difficult-to-control ooze.

And the fun doesn’t end there. There are other elements to contend with, such as networks of pipes, moving platforms, switches and bombs.

Changing things up further, in Cranky’s levels (he’s the bad guy), he needs the dirty purple water to clear the algae from his plate so he can eat his food, while Allie’s levels are largely based around rising steam.

All in all, there are over 500 Where’s My Water? levels, though be aware that you’ll need to pay to unlock the other characters’ packs. You can, however, trial them for free. Nice.

My only complaint is that Where's My Water? gets a bit samey after a while, but that’s often the case with smartphone puzzles games, and – to be fair – I was sitting for several long hours consecutively for review purposes.

Also, while the game is cartoonish in style, it gets difficult quite quickly, perhaps too difficult for wee ones.

Pros

  • Loads of levels
  • Lots of gameplay elements
  • Solid water-based physics

Cons

  • A bit samey after a while
  • Perhaps too difficult for kids
  • Having to pay for the other level packs

Summary: Where’s My Water? is an interesting and challenging physics-based puzzler, but don’t be fooled by the presentation. It’s tough.

Developer: Disney

Price: currently free (usually 69p) @ App Store

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Where’s My Water? iOS review

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11 comments

Treab  Jul. 10, 2013 at 17:07

pah 5/5 don't be such a wimp.. awesome game.

drunken_prozac  Jul. 10, 2013 at 18:39

Can you look at putting android in the image at the top on these reviews where its always says:
"App Review
Apple iPad mini
Apple iPhone 5
iOS"

Most of the apps & games are available on android and I would like to know if a game gets a good review that I can also enjoy it :)

Thanks

p.s. I loved 'where's my water' and 'where's my perry'

Treab  Jul. 10, 2013 at 19:54

thank you mr prozac just installing wheres my perry now :D

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 20:26

Can you look at putting android in the image at the top on these reviews where its always says:
"App Review
Apple iPad mini
Apple iPhone 5
iOS"

Most of the apps & games are available on android and I would like to know if a game gets a good review that I can also enjoy it :)

Thanks

p.s. I loved 'where's my water' and 'where's my perry'


Well, since Lewis reviews a specific version of the game, i.e. the free iOS version, it'd be kind of misleading to tag the article with "Android"....

But you're right! He could add whether the games are available on other platforms
somewhere in or after the "summary"....

drunken_prozac  Jul. 10, 2013 at 20:42

Thanks :-)

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 21:10

Can you look at putting android in the image at the top on these reviews where its always says:
"App Review
Apple iPad mini
Apple iPhone 5
iOS"

Most of the apps & games are available on android and I would like to know if a game gets a good review that I can also enjoy it :)

Thanks

p.s. I loved 'where's my water' and 'where's my perry'


Well, since Lewis reviews a specific version of the game, i.e. the free iOS version, it'd be kind of misleading to tag the article with "Android"....

But you're right! He could add whether the games are available on other platforms
somewhere in or after the "summary"....

Seems like a good idea for the future. Yes, game versions are different on different OS's, but it'd be nice to know if the game/app was available.

lcurdie / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 22:19

Hi all!

Yeah, I'd usually stick something along the lines of "also free @ Google Play" under the price thingy, but slipped my mind on this one, sorry :)

Here's another one for you, Treab... ;)

Where's My Valentine

dcx_badass  Jul. 11, 2013 at 02:13

Great game, bought it on Android and one of the addons. I don't know how you find out what addon you've got though *shrugs*

Stelph  Jul. 11, 2013 at 09:16

Several sites would list the platforms its available on and then highlight which it was tested on (tho with Lewis it would always be iOS cause he is an fanboi innit)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 11, 2013 at 09:19

Yeah, he's a sad iBoy

Treab  Jul. 11, 2013 at 17:20

Hi all!

Yeah, I'd usually stick something along the lines of "also free @ Google Play" under the price thingy, but slipped my mind on this one, sorry :)

Here's another one for you, Treab... ;)

Where's My Valentine


smug git who's going to listen to you :p

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