Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 7, 2011
    90
    A beautifully original game that in another era would have been much-admired at triple the price.
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    91
    A glorious mash up of LocoRoco and Mercury Meltdown. [Mar 2011, p.93]
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    90
    With its clever level design and smoothly implemented physics and controls, Hydroventure is a relaxing and charming, though very challenging experience and one of the best game currently available on WiiWare.
  4. Jan 4, 2011
    95
    This is an original a refreshing title, able to offer great entertainment and fun while exploring its environments and facing its challenges. Its use of water brings a new twist to adventure games.
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    90
    The water physics are top-notch and, in combination with the various creative puzzles and obstacles, provide a healthy dose of challenge, though some players may feel put off by late-game difficulty spike. It's clever, at times calming then nerve-wracking, and all around fun.
  6. Dec 19, 2010
    90
    Fluidity is easily one of the more original games on WiiWare and comes with hours of replay value, a slick physics engine and spot on controls.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    90
    Hydroventure (also known as Fluidity) is one of the best games available on WiiWare. Developer Curve Studios created an incredibly extensive two-dimensional world, with impressive physics, makes great use of the Wii-controller and has a progression system that measures up to Metroid. The game can be quite hard at times, but few gamers will shed a tear over such an issue. It's simply a modern classic.
  8. 95
    Control quibbles aside, Fluidity is a wonderful game. With its clever, Metroid-like level design and novel premise, it is one of the top WiiWare games in recent memory. If you can tolerate some persnickety controls, then you should hop on the Wii Shop Channel and buy Fluidity right now.
  9. If anyone ever tells you that WiiWare is a waste of time, sit them in front of Hydroventure and watch them blush. A superb, original game.
  10. Dec 22, 2010
    92
    A cracking idea done almost flawlessly. Tied with World Of Goo as WiiWare's best.
  11. Jan 2, 2011
    95
    It costs 1200 Wii Points. However, it is worth paying such a price,because those who look for unique experiences will have a rich and challenging fun with this game, possibly the best exclusive WiiWare until now.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    10
    Recently, Nintendo released a handful of free WiiWare demos of various games, so I gave a few of them a try. Wow, this game has me smilingRecently, Nintendo released a handful of free WiiWare demos of various games, so I gave a few of them a try. Wow, this game has me smiling from ear-to-ear the entire time. It's one of those puzzle games that takes good advantage of the WiiMote's motion sensing ability. In the game, you act as a puddle/pool of water that must navigate perils such as sand and hot lava and goop "fire" slugs. But as you progress thru the levels you obtain special abilities that allow you to pool yourself, or turn into a brick of ice to get thru tricky areas. The physics of the game is really fun, if only slightly un-realistic. But it's a game, not a physics simulation, right? Anyway, it costs 1200 wii credits and is a veritable bargain considering how fun it is. Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    10
    This game is outstanding! The controls are great, and once you learn how to flick the remote, you get such precision its fantastic! ZoomingThis game is outstanding! The controls are great, and once you learn how to flick the remote, you get such precision its fantastic! Zooming about as Ice and smashing through walls! Exploding water over obstacles, Zapping evil goop with lightning! I love it!
    There's some amazing mini games built into the levels too! Pinball, helping a little action hero, even controlling a fire engine and a monorail!

    Truly a superb game! I'll be playing this all over Christmas!

    Totally under priced at 1200 WiiWare points too! This should have been a Disc game!!
    Full Review »
  3. Jan 9, 2012
    9
    An ingenious way to play with water. Once you start getting more and more powers, the game opens up so much more. Some of the controls laterAn ingenious way to play with water. Once you start getting more and more powers, the game opens up so much more. Some of the controls later on get a little irritating at times (the only reason I didn't give a perfect score), but for the most part they're great. A fun game for kids, and enough of a challenge for the kids at heart, especially if trying to get all the rainbow bits, puzzle pieces, and flowers! A must-have for puzzle fans. Eagerly awaiting a sequel! Full Review »