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  • Summary: (Also known as "Hydroventure") Players must navigate their way across multiple chapters to rid Aquaticus of a corruptive goop called the "Influence", solving puzzles along the way in order to find Rainbow Drops scattered around the world. Using the three forms of water - liquid, ice and cloud - players can transform to continue on their adventure, for instance become a cloud to float to hard to reach areas, then make the cloud rain to return to a liquid state, or turn into ice and stick to surfaces.. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    92
    A cracking idea done almost flawlessly. Tied with World Of Goo as WiiWare's best.
  4. 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.
  5. Jan 25, 2011
    85
    Sublime level design, a charming art style, and heaps of hidden content make this an amazing puzzle platformer.
  6. 82
    Fluidity is interesting and fun, though it will tax you in its later areas.
  7. Jan 6, 2011
    70
    Fluidity is a game that's just plain fun. The puzzles aren't too difficult and absolutely gratifying to solve.

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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 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. 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% Collapse
  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, 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. 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 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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  5. 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.
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  6. 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, puzzle pieces, and flowers! A must-have for puzzle fans. Eagerly awaiting a sequel! Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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