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| December 19, 2013
Following Player Backlash, Disney Removes Energy System In Where's My Water? 2
Where's My Water? 2 has just been treated to its first ever major update. Released last September, Where's My Water? 2 is the sequel to Disney's hit Where's My Water? physics-based puzzle game. It features the three gators in the original game, namely, the bath-loving Swampy, the muck-loving Cranky, and the music-loving Allie. Where's My Water? 2 challenges you to guide fresh water toward Swampy, dirty purple water toward Cranky, and steam toward Allie. Initially, the game featured three new locations only: the Sewer, the Soap Factory, and the Beach. But thanks to its first major update, it has gained a couple of new locations: the Bayou and the Winter Woods. Of course, these new locations come with new levels, new achievements, and new collectibles. But the introduction of the new locations is not the most significant change brought about by the update to Where's My Water? 2. Rather, it's the removal of the game's controversial energy system. As announced by Disney:
Water fans, thanks for all your support! We took your feedback to heart and REMOVED the energy system in this update! Yep that’s right. Now play as often and as much as you like! For those who purchased the expanded energy meter, you will receive 2 Monster Bundles for free!If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. You see, unlike the original Where’s My Water?, which goes for $1.99, Where’s My Water? 2 is available to download for free. And unlike its predecessor, where additional content requires in-app purchases, the sequel offers all puzzles for free. But these freebies apparently came at the expense of players' having to deal with an energy system whereby players could only play a limited number of levels and had to wait or pay for energy refills. Well, as of today, the energy system in Where's My Water? 2 is no more. Note, though, that you may still be asked to connect to Facebook and seek the help of your friends in securing keys to unlock levels. The new version of Where's My Water? 2 is available now in the App Store for free. The game is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.1 or later. Where’s My Water? 2 is the fourth full-length title in Disney’s Where’s My Water? franchise, following the original game, Where’s My Perry?, and Where’s My Mickey?.