Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    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
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Dec 22, 2010
    A cracking idea done almost flawlessly. Tied with World Of Goo as WiiWare's best.
  6. Games Master UK
    Feb 14, 2011
    A glorious mash up of LocoRoco and Mercury Meltdown. [Mar 2011, p.93]
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    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. Jan 31, 2011
    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.
  9. Jan 7, 2011
    A beautifully original game that in another era would have been much-admired at triple the price.
  10. Dec 20, 2010
    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.
  11. Dec 19, 2010
    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.
  12. Jan 25, 2011
    Sublime level design, a charming art style, and heaps of hidden content make this an amazing puzzle platformer.
  13. Dec 19, 2010
    Fluidity puts both the Wii's controller and graphical capabilities to good use, making for an invigorating puzzle game that's easy on the eyes. The production values and depth on display here are greater than most WiiWare games, so don't hesitate to dive on in.
  14. 82
    Fluidity is interesting and fun, though it will tax you in its later areas.
  15. games(TM)
    Mar 23, 2011
    Thoroughly engaging and original. [Issue#107, p.117]
  16. Jan 24, 2011
    Despite these moments of frustration, Fluidity surges past the usual fare of stagnant WiiWare games, sparkling with a steady stream of fresh gameplay mechanics.
  17. Jan 10, 2011
    Not only one of the best WiiWare games ever, but an inspired 2D action puzzler to put even LocoRoco and Rolando in the shade.
  18. Edge Magazine
    Dec 23, 2010
    Although the basic joy of rolling realistic water around might be short-lived, it's bolstered by the far greater satisfaction of solving the game's intuitive, well-paced puzzles. [Jan 2011, p.102]
  19. Jan 6, 2011
    Fluidity is a game that's just plain fun. The puzzles aren't too difficult and absolutely gratifying to solve.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    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
    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!!
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  3. Apr 25, 2021
    Neat little physics based game. I hope this gets a sequel or something on Switch.