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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Where's My Perry? is a puzzle game featuring the popular platypus/secret agent from Disney's Phineas and Ferb. Gameplay-wise, the app is similar to the popular Where's My Water?, asking players to solve puzzles so water can be delivered to operate an elevator system. There's mild violence, but it's cartoonish. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
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What's it about?
Players are tasked to direct water to a specific point to help Perry progress to the next level in his pneumatic tubes via a water-powered backup generator. By swiping their finger across the screen and through dirt, they carve a path for it to flow (or, if it's in steam form, to float). Dr. Doofenshmirtz has set various obstacles along the way, like hot and cold lasers (that turn the water into steam and ice, respectively) and vacuums that turn the water into confetti. Along the way, players will try to collect gnomes and spy folders containing information about the show's characters and contraptions.
Is it any good?
If you like Phineas and Ferb and you like Where's My Water?, there's no question you're going to adore Where's My Perry? The game take the best elements from the show (its off-the-wall humor) and the app (its clever puzzles and excellent presentation) and blends them into a wonderfully fun and addictive game.
The acts play out as mini-stories,and are largely set-ups for Perry to be frustrated by his co-workers (again), but the banter that's added to most levels keeps the humor coming at a steady pace. It's engaging. It's clever. And even though it's a retooling of a recent game, it's done with enough new twists that it feels original.
Talk to your kids about ...
Kids interact with water every day. Encourage them to observe its behavior in different states, comparing it to how water behaves in the app.
For young kids, water and sand play can be a fun way to learn. Have kids dig a tunnel to bring water to an end point. Set up obstacles along the way to encourage problem solving.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
- Subjects: Science: gravity, motion, physics
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic, problem solving, solving puzzles
- Price: $.99
- Release date: June 28, 2012
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Size: 47.70 MB
- Publisher: Disney
- Version: 1.0.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up
For kids who love puzzles
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