Hydroventure (WiiWare)

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Aquatic puzzle action!

Fluidity combines an amazing physics engine that realistically models flowing water with innovative puzzle game play. Using the three forms of water – liquid, ice and cloud –players will solve challenging puzzles across multiple chapters of an illustrated magical book called Aquaticus.

The game offers detailed tutorials that introduce basic game mechanics, but the complexity quickly ramps up as special powers are acquired and enemies are introduced, testing players' reflexes and ingenuity.

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Patrick Elliot

A tidal wave of fun

WiiWare is no stranger to quirky, innovative games, with the platform delivering such wonderful titles as World of Goo, Lost Winds and the BIT.TRIP series. These titles all take full advantage of the Wii Remote, pairing novel gameplay concepts with...

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User Comments (17)



MeloMan said:

Interesting to say the least... I wonder if this is the the "water-theme" game Shiggy was talking about?



jhuhn said:

Seattle's PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) will feature this game at their event before its official release on the WiiWare service.



rhythmheavenfan said:

Very cool looking. Haven't bought a WiiWare game in a while, but this one looks like it might be good.



pixelman said:

That looks awesome. Nothing really innovative, it would seem, but it looks like a solid game.



wallyobass12 said:

I dont even see the game on the shopping network. I think its a hoax. they def did not release today... hopefully when I log on later its there... maybe we have to wait till noon here on the east coast



vcmacleod said:

@wallyobass12 Yes, it's always at noon EST. i hate waiting, but I got the demo.

It reminds me of Loco Roco for PSP and Comix Zone the way you are moving around on pages in a book and going to new panels. I'm enjoying the demo and moving my water around while trying not to lose my smaller drops that get separated, but I don't know if I like it enough to get the full version



wallyobass12 said:

@vcmacleod yeah I dunno, I just got the demo too. It's pretty fun, but like you said, I'm having trouble keeping my pool of water in one viscous whole. Like similar games that use the wii remote as some sort of balance stick, I am having trouble getting a hang of the controls. It may be that I am just inherently bad with motor skills, or it may objectively just not feel right. All in all, im going to wait for a review, most likely a buy, but I want to know how many levels there are and if the player eventually adjusts to the controls. I mean maybe I just didn't give it enough time, but I kept losing my water..



wallyobass12 said:

@peterifico yeah I finally figured that out lol. The demo is different from the full verison, u dont get that special move till later. Its pretty fun though, and judging by the amount of time NL is taking to write a review, it must be worthy of the 12 american dollars I threw at it. All in all hoping there are some cooler moves later on too.



motang said:

[strike]Not my cup of tea.[/strike]

Just played the demo and I am digging this game, going to buy it soon! :D



Kifa said:

Just got that game and... wow, just... wow. It's easy to understand by anyone, control is perfect, and the physics engine is one of the best 2D ones that I've ever seen in my entire gaming life. The price tag might seem a bit hefty, but it's still a steal for 1200 points. Great game!

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