I just got around to playing Where’s My Water. Having played it almost non stop for the last couple days, here is what I think.
Where’s My Water is a physics based liquid game. The ultimate goal is to get clean water to Swampy, the alligator, so that he can bathe. There is also the secondary goal of getting water to the three rubber ducks on each stage. Collecting all three ducks is known as tri-ducking. Your fingers are the shovels and you move dirt so that you can avoid the various pitfalls and other dangerous things.
Some stages have switches that will operate gates or ramps when touched with liquid. There are also gates that can be operated with your finger.
The purple dirty water is usually a hinderence. It will infect clean water, kill rubber ducks, and end the level if it gets to Swampy. However, it can be useful when you need to get rid of moss. Water can’t pass through moss and will actually cause moss to grow.
Most levels have a set amount of water or other liquids to work with, but some have hoses that can be turned on containing infinite liquid.
The green goo, much like the dirty water, is usually dangerous. It kills ducks, explodes when it touches dirty water, eats through dirt, turns moss into stone, destroys hot coal, and also ends the game if it reaches Swampy. But the wonderful thing about Where’s My Water is that sometimes these terrible sounding things are necessary to complete the level.
Some levels also have conversion hoses that turn one liquid to another. Sometimes you can even choose which liquid you want it to turn into.
One of the coolest elements you get to work with, near the end of the game, is steam. Clean and dirty water both turn to steam when touching hot coal. When that steam hits ice it turns into clean water. Steam turns the game upside down and really makes you think backwards.
I feel like I could go on forever about all the nuances of this game. It is fantastically challenging and surprisingly lengthy. Each level makes you rethink your previously used strategies and always keeps you on your toes. There are numerous collectibles, challenges, bonus levels, and secrets spread throughout. With additional levels coming and the release of Cranky’s Story, review coming, this game will keep you entertained for many hours. Absolutely worth 99 cents. Where’s My Water?