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iDisney – Where’s My Water?

Posted by Ashley Rae on April 2, 2012

Welcome to iDisney (trendy title, right?)!  The cast of nerds behind iD will poke their geeky fingers at the technology side of Disney – applications, gaming, and interactive Disney attractions.  

This week, Ashley takes a look at some mobile apps available on iPod and Android.

Swampy the Alligator needs a shower.  And I’m going to be the girl that makes sure he get’s clean.  Helping Swampy means I’ve been playing Disney Mobile’s Where’s My Water? a lot.

Swampy the Alligator

What can I say?  I’m a sucker for extra bright and bubbly displays a la post 8-bit Mario or Epic Mickey.

As described by the Disney Insider,

Where’s My Water? Is a challenging physics-based puzzler complete with Retina display graphics, Multi-Touch controls, and an amazing soundtrack.”

The Lite (see: FREE) version introduces the player to Swampy, our eccentric underground dwelling reptile.  The majority of the sewer peeps think he’s odd – a classic Outsiders-type, yearning for acceptance and a nice hot shower.  It’s your job, gentle player, to get him that shower.

The Lite version offers 20 levels of increasing challenge, in which players move water from it’s source to the shower head in the dirty gator’s tub.  WMW? is comparable to games like Cut the Rope in both technique and graphics.

An interlude advertisement promises  more  ’free levels’ will become available, but have not been included on game updates in the past few weeks.

Having played it on both my Samsung Galaxy Tablet and the HTC Sensation, I prefer the tablet.  It’s IMAX compared to HTC’s, well, cell phone screen.  Some levels require detail that is simply easier to view in the larger format.

Where’s My Water? sits on the mantle of too-simple-to-not-be-addictive  games (Angry Birds, anyone?). Unfortunalty, it seems to lack the certain playablity that has you salivating to get back to playing.

In the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at the $0.99 full version. Until then, I will struggle with achieving a perfect three star ranking at bathing reptilian.  If I fail – I think there are some little green pigs that need bashin’.


See Ya Real Soon,

Ashley

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