Where's My Water?

App review by
Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Puzzler's plot, unique gameplay will captivate young or old.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about physics and chemistry concepts like gravity and phases of matter with Where's My Water? They will also problem-solve and use spatial recognition skills to figure out how to alter the flow of water so that it bounces off of various platforms and obstacles to reach the goal. The game gives kids point A and point B, and leaves it up to them to figure out how to connect the stream of water so that it flows between those two points seamlessly. The fun puzzles in Where's My Water? encourage kids to use problem-solving skills.

Ease of Play

Because this is a unique kind of puzzle game, the controls are not instantly accessible, but the small learning curve makes this game easy for most players to be able to pick up and play. The puzzles increase in difficulty as players progress through the game, but for the most part it is a matter of trial and error that players will eventually be able to figure out as long as they have the time and willingness.

Violence & Scariness

Some of the levels use bombs to blow up surroundings. When poison water gets on rubber ducks, they quack and disappear, with skulls flashing briefly on the screen. If it gets on Swampy, he yelps and hops out of the tub.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

In-app purchases to unlock chapters or purchase additional stories range from $1 to $5. A button on the main menu encourages players to purchase more app content from the same publisher.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Where's My Water? is a casual puzzle game in which players must clear obstructions from a sewer system in order to deliver clean water to the shower of Swampy the Alligator. Swampy is an unusual alligator because he acts like a human and loves to be clean, a trait that the other alligators find contemptible. This underlying story is played out in a fun, cartoon style, and even though there is conflict, it does not come across as mean-spirited or hurtful. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLoopdy Loo p October 20, 2016

Why does people think its vilent

Its not THAT vilent. Just bombs and stuff. I only said famlies need to think about it is cause I felt like clicking that. It is a little $$$ but awesome game
Parent Written bydianego January 7, 2012

Fun Game for Kids and Parents

My almost-five son and I play this game together, and talk about how to solve each of the puzzles. While some of them are difficult even for me, he often comes... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byMandee3 July 26, 2018

This game used to be really good

I actually beat all the levels from chapter 1-9 but this game is very outdated and needs a new update.
Teen, 13 years old Written byGwen904 May 22, 2018

Where's My Water? is cute and fun

Great for kids! Very entertaining game with good graphics and overall set-up.

What's it about?

Kids playing Where's My Water? must clear the way for water to flow to Swampy the Alligator's shower in this physics-based puzzler. They can also collect ducks and other items to get bonuses. By swiping their finger across the screen and through dirt, kids carve a path for it to flow (or, if it's in steam form, to float). They will encounter obstacles such as toxic ooze, bombs, and expanding algae, but they can also use these to their advantage, depending on the level.

Is it any good?

WHERE'S MY WATER? has all the elements needed for a captivating casual puzzle game -- a unique and differentiated style of gameplay, a fun and cute visual presentation, and a creative storyline to tie all the puzzle levels together. The gameplay mechanic of getting water from point A to point B while navigating around the myriad blocks, bombs, and obstructions is challenging and captivating, and the story of Swampy, the alligator who acts like a human, is funny and engaging enough for players to want to complete each level to advance the story. In short, it is a great game that any player, young or old, will be able to enjoy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Show kids how these concepts can be used in real life, such as figuring out the best path from point A to point B on a map.

  • Offer this app, and the similar Where's My Perry?, to kids who have a scientific curiosity and want to see how different obstacles can affect the status quo.

App details

For kids who love puzzle apps

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