Wetrix Nintendo 64

  • Publisher: Ocean
  • Release Date: June 1998
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic 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. 84
    Wetrix is an addictive waste of time for one player and shows that there is still room for innovation and originality in the puzzle genre. Buy it, but don't expect to immediately like it. It takes time.
  5. It's tough to go up against Tetrisphere but Ocean managed to do quite a nice job of dealing with the puzzle concept. Great work.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Wetrix definitely offers something fresh - daring to stray away from the more commercial arcade games. As an overall package, Wetrix is of premium quality in almost every area, and could definitely hold its head up high if passing Bust-A-Move 2 or Tetrisphere in the street.
  10. A plethora of interesting and enjoyable play modes are provided, but it's the sheer simplicity and great design of the Classic mode that will keep players firmly entrenched in front of their television sets in search of that elusive high score.
  11. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#11 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User 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.