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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  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 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.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 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. Expand
  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! 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
    This 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!!
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  3. Jan 4, 2011
    10
    Fluidity is one of my games of the year for 2010, and probably 2011 as well! The controls are superb - the Wii remote lends itself awesomely to the experience of moving water around by tilting the world, and whilst things get tricky when you start opening up the 4 massive levels and changing state, the experience never becomes frustrating. Some of the abilities require some real thought,Fluidity is one of my games of the year for 2010, and probably 2011 as well! The controls are superb - the Wii remote lends itself awesomely to the experience of moving water around by tilting the world, and whilst things get tricky when you start opening up the 4 massive levels and changing state, the experience never becomes frustrating. Some of the abilities require some real thought, and the nod to games like Metroid and Mario are obvious with the option to go back and replay sections with new states, and open up new areas and challenges. The art is beautifully realised, with a bright and colourful, yet not childish, cartoon style. Visually the game is never bland and each level offers new environments to explore. An extremely worthwhile buy for 1200 points, and right up there with some of the other big hitters of the year. Great game. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    One of the best original WiiWare games to come out, this game is definitely worth the small amount of money it costs.

    Graphics 9/10: Solid, not spectacular, but no complaints
    Sound 8/10: Happy music but not brilliant, good FX
    Gameplay 10/10: this game is really fun. It feels challenging but never too challenging, and the pacing is just right.
  5. 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 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, puzzleAn 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! Collapse
  6. May 26, 2011
    10
    Fluidity is a game I could play all day. Realistic physics and cool techniques (such as holding in water pressure to make it explode to defeat nearby baddies) is neat. The way this is present is prime.
  7. Oct 18, 2011
    10
    or hydroventure, is one of the most charming and captivating games of all time, and i could play it all day, despite the very hefty price tag, but its sooooooo worth it. 95%
  8. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    Along with the Bit Trip series, this is the best game on Wiiware. It's a great little gem with creative ideas, a cutesy art style and some very good puzzles. An unsung hero on Wii.
  9. Dec 25, 2011
    9
    Who would have thought to create a game where water is the protagonist? Well someone did and created one of the shining diamonds to be found in Nintendo's Wii Ware service on Wii. The main character is versatile and depends on your control to maneuver through enjoyable puzzles within every room you visit. It may start of simple but the challenge picks on rather quickly.
  10. Jan 9, 2012
    0
    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 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, puzzleAn 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! Collapse
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. 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.
  2. Mar 23, 2011
    80
    Thoroughly engaging and original. [Issue#107, p.117]
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    91
    A glorious mash up of LocoRoco and Mercury Meltdown. [Mar 2011, p.93]