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Where's My Water?

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Puzzler's plot, unique gameplay will captivate young or old.

What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
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
Not applicable

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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
Subjects:Science: gravity, motion, physics
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: logic, problem solving, solving puzzles
Price:$1.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:September 22, 2011
Category:Educational Games
Size:19.80 MB
Publisher:Disney
Version:1.0.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up

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Parent Written byembeau October 6, 2011

Ages 4/5 with help...older kids will do fine

The lower levels are easy enough for 4/5 year old but as you progress, parents will have to help with the logic and reasoning of choosing moves. Still, it is a great app that will have your child thinking about the best course of action. This app works for solitary play if your child is a bit older.
Kid, 6 years old June 8, 2012

WATER

This game is very easy and it also can teach children a little about how to do something or physics.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written byOfficial Critic March 17, 2012

Great Game - with some action required

Where's My Water is an app which you can download on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. This is a fun logical thinking game which many people will have on their device. Barely any violence are shown or needed in this game. A great game for kids, teens and possibly adults.

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