Wetrix Nintendo 64
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  • Summary: A rainstorm so fierce, it will keep you from leaving your home for the next six months. Wetrix just might be the most addictive puzzle game of all time. Using randomly shaped 3D blocks as they fall from the sky, you must create a series of lakes and dams before the heavy rains appear. Because if the water drains, you lose! Sound simple? Well, mix in a few natural disasters and bomb attacks, and suddenly you need to muster all your strategy and skill to combat nature's fury! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Take everything you love about puzzle games, throw in fast-paced arcade/pinball style action, and you have Wetrix. What began as an attempt to program realistic looking water on the Nintendo 64 has turned into one of the best and most original puzzle games ever conceived.
  2. So what's the gameplay like once you get the logistics down? In a word, irresistible. Not only is the pace challenging from the get-go, Wetrix has taken the hidden constituent that makes most good puzzle games addictive, and has upped the dosage.
  3. Wetrix is weird, wild and incredibly addictive. It might not appeal to you if you're not keen on puzzle games, although you might surprise yourself if you give it a try.
  4. 80
    Wetrix works. It might not click with every puzzle fan at first; but after a few hours, the addiction’s pretty potent, and Wetrix starts to show itself as more than a mere digital water demo.
  5. Puzzle games generally come in two flavors, crappy Tetris rip-offs and intelligent Tetris rip-offs. I'm happy to report that other than the fact that Wetrix has shapes that fall from the sky, the gameplay is completely and refreshingly original.
  6. Wetrix is one of those rare gems that has no big license, no familiar characters, and no big budget advertising, but if you search for it and find it, will provide you with a very enjoyable, and very original gaming experience. There's nothing watered down about this game.
  7. Once you get the hang of things, Wetrix can be an addictive and fun puzzler. Don't feel bad if you can't be bothered to dip your toe in, though - you won't be the only one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AlessandroC
    Jun 24, 2009
    10
    The funniest alternative version of Tetris I've ever played, addictive and hypnotic.
  2. Jfk
    Nov 23, 2003
    8
    Original, challenging and fun, but it doesn't live up to past puzzlers such as, say.... TETRIS.