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Review: Watercule

July 1, 2009



Have you ever played with those old ring toss game where you fill the container with water, push the buttons, and the air bubbles make the rings go upwards? Well if so, this is basically the same thing only with more features and sans the water. Watercule is a very addicting and simple game where you have to collect and dodge items as you progress through the game. With plenty of different game modes to play the game has tons of features to keep you occupied.


greenFirst let's talk about the game controls. They are fairly simple, you basically just tap each side of the screen and the little balls go up. Tilt the screen and they go either left or right depending on which way you tilt. Simple. yet effective. There are currently three modes of gameplay with more on the way in future updates. First is the timed level where you basically try to get the highest score possible in the time allowed. There is a an attacker mode where you try to get the highest score again while avoiding the beetles. There are plenty of bonuses along the way and each time you get hit, you lose a ball, or life. Last is the the levelizer mode where you climb the level ladder in an attempt to get the high score once again. Avoid the snakes and collect the bananas to advance to the next level. Sounds simple, but it's harder than it looks. Last is the high score feature that keeps track of your scores on each level. You can also post your scores online and see how you measure up compared to the rest of the world.

The Breakdown

The Good:

waterHonestly, this is a very simple game with a very simple concept...and it pulls it off really well. The game is very addicting because it's so simple. Just keeps the balls moving around and collect what you need to. It does get challenging, but it's a perfect pick up and go type of game. The controls are very simple as well and work great. Just tap and tilt, that's really all you need. It's pretty responsive and unlike a lot of games that try to go too complicated, this one keeps it simple and it works. The price is right here. For only $0.99 you get what you pay for. The game comes with plenty of features that make the price more than worth that dollar.

The Bad

It can get a little too hard at times. Really hard actually. For some that's going to keep you from enjoying the game more than anything. It can get a bit frustrating at times. Although I can see how this game can be very addictive to some, I got pretty bored, pretty fast. You basically do the same thing in every level. Avoid this and collect that. After a while I got a little tired of the whole thing.

The Verdict

If you actually played the older versions of this game and liked those, then you'll like this. It's simple, fun, and addictive for sure. The price is also a selling point here as for only a buck, you get quite a lot.

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