An advanced physics engine is what can make a game that looks like
something from the 90s feel brand new. Where's the Water is a great
example of this phenomenon in action. Its cute cartoony visuals could
have come from a higher-resolution Super Nintendo game, but the water
physics mark it out as a modern classic. In each level, there's a
waterspout and a friendly-looking alligator looking to have a bath. Your
job is to fill the gator's tub with water.
Between the spout and
the tub are obstacles you can't dig through, and layers of softer earth
that you can. Where's the Water is about working out where you need to
dig to get the croc's plumbing sorted. Its gameplay encompasses many
elements of the best casual games. The water physics lends play a
fluidity - geddit - that is part of what makes titles like Angry Birds
and Cut the Rope so inviting.