Updated: Where’s My Water? Review

A new pack of 20 levels has just been added to Where’s My Water? in a free update. This level pack, called “Change is Good,” adds the ability to change the fluid you’re dealing with into another kind of fluid. So water can turn to purple goo, and purple goo can turn into green slime, and maybe even back to water again.

Once again we’re reminded of Cut the Rope, which also adds a new gameplay mechanic every time it’s updated with new levels. It’s a very smart idea and a great way to keep the gameplay feeling fresh as more levels are added. We’re having a lot of fun trying to collect all the rubber duckies in these new levels, and we hope the developers continue to give players more levels and more ways to play in the future. If you don’t have the game yet, you have even more reason to buy it now.

Since we last checked in, Where’s My Water has gotten plenty of love from the developers. First of all, scores of new levels have been added, bringing the grand total to 200 (plus more if you buy Cranky’s level pack). With its most recent update, the game also supports iCloud saves, which makes your tunnel-digging progress sync to multiple iOS devices.

All the new levels obviously add tons of value to an already great game, but in our mind iCloud saving is the killer feature here. Especially for a game with this much content, it’s a huge convenience for gamers to be able to play on their iPad when they’re at home, and pick up right where they left off on their iPhone when they’re out and about.

Of course, not everyone has multiple iOS devices– but even for those folks iCloud saves are useful. You can now delete the Where’s My Water app from your phone without having to worry about losing your progress. If you decide to reinstall the app (when a new set of free levels comes out, for instance) you’ll find your save waiting for you when you boot the game back up. It’s a win-win. Definitely give Where’s My Water a shot if you haven’t tried it yet. It’s great fun, it comes with tons of content, and now it features iCloud support.

Ladies and gentlemen, a new high-quality physics puzzle game has arrived on the App Store. With the same amount of polish and approachability as Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, Where’s My Water delivers a series of physics puzzles that’s easy to start playing, but hard to stop. Nearly everything about this game makes you want to keep going.

For one thing, the premise is appealingly ridiculous. Your role in Where’s My Water is to deliver water to a cartoon alligator who’s waiting for his shower to turn on. The alligator’s bathroom is underground, so your job is to clear away dirt so a sufficient amount of water can flow into a pipe connected to the shower. It’s an absurd premise, and it appeals to gamers of all ages.

How did the duckies get out there?

To clear a path through the dirt, you draw on the screen. The water follows the rules of physics, so gravity makes it flow into any opening it would in the real world. If the water falls a long distance, it’ll pick up speed and splash around or shoot off ramps. Your iOS device’s touchscreen is ideal for a game like this, and with a few unremarkable exceptions, the controls work terrifically here.

The game comes with 80 levels that are divided into four level packs (with more on the way). Each level has three rubber duckies you can collect by touching them with water. Some levels even contain hidden objects buried in the dirt. Finding these puts them in your trophy collection.

Kids, stay away from acid.

But of course it’s not all simple splashing and digging. The levels are full of hazards you’ll have to deal with if you want to deliver the water to the gator’s shower pipe. There’s algae that slurps up any water that touches it. There’s a purple liquid that poisons your water supply, but also burns up algae. There’s green acid that eats through dirt, and bombs that blow open big holes.

You’ll also find less menacing items in the levels, like faucets that let you control the flow of water and switches that open up new areas in the levels. There’s a lot going on in this game, but the new elements are introduced gradually, so it never feels overwhelming. The difficulty ramps up at a steady pace, too, and the game rarely feels too easy or difficult. Really, if you like physics puzzle games, there’s not much to complain about here.

Where’s My Water is one of those wonderful casual games that’s perfectly suited for the iPhone and iPad. It appeals to gamers of all ages, and offers plenty of content for very little money. We expect Where’s My Water to stick around the top selling games list for a while to come. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have some duckies to collect.

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