Where's My Water? is a highly enjoyable water-based physics puzzle game that will have you gripped to your phone for hours.
What's the aim?
The object of Where's My Water? is to help Swampy the hygiene-obsessed alligator take a bath by digging a path for the fresh water to run down through the sewers and through his shower head. Hold your finger down and draw a path through the mud to send the water cascading down (or up in some cases!). You can scroll down levels using the somewhat cumbersome slider bar.
Borrowing elements from the classic Pipes puzzle game and more recent water-based puzzlers such as Sprinkle, Where's My Water? challenges you to complete more than 140 different puzzles (just 25 in this free version), each with a different route through to Swampy.
A tough challenge
Completing levels in Where's My Water? isn't as easy as you might think. There are lots of obstacles to negotiate, such as acidic water that will burn Swampy if it touches him, conveyor belts, bridges, barriers, and much more. It's complicated by the rather crude digging controls, which aren't very precise - especially if you have fat fingers!
In each puzzle you should try to collect as many of the three rubber ducks as you can by filling them with water en route. There are also unlockable items and achievements to complete along the way, so there's plenty of gaming to be had in Where's My Water?
This game makes a splash
Besides having an original and captivating concept, a great game needs to be well executed in its presentation, and Where's My Water? certainly ticks this box. The cartoony graphics are great fun, and the physics of the water is very realistic.
Swampy himself is a real character. We love the way he sings in the shower, complains when not enough water is coming through, and gets so excited when the taps come on. The music in Where's My Water? is very catchy, and unlike many games like this, it rarely gets boring.
Where's My Water? is one of the most enjoyable casual games for iOS, and is challenging enough to keep you playing for hours and hours.