Where's My Perry? iPad Review
Disney's Where's My Water? is one of the most popular mobile games of all time, and coincidentally, Phineas and Ferb is one of the biggest animated shows on television, so it should be no surprise the company combined the two. The result, Where's My Perry?, retains the quality gameplay from the former while introducing memorable characters from the latter, which is a pure delight for players of all ages, regardless of whether they watch the TV series.
In this excellent puzzler, Where's My Water?'s loveable alligator, Swampy, takes a backseat to Perry the Platypus, otherwise known as Agent P. Instead of filling his bathtub with water, you must find ways to direct H2O to Perry's transportation tube, whereupon which he's able to reach headquarters for a mission briefing.
That said, the fundamental Where's My Water? gameplay remains intact, as you effortlessly carve through dirt to guide the water to its location, paying close attention to how it behaves while doing your best to avoid slipups that'll force you to restart. What makes things tricky, and therefore more head scratching as a result, is the evil villain Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his various contraptions that force you to adapt. The Heat-inator, for example, transforms water into steam that floats upwards. The Cool-inator, on the other hand, turns water to ice. Finally, the Celebrate-inator inhales both water and steam like a vacuum. Your goal is to figure out how to avoid or use these devices to solve the puzzles. Sometimes, as you'll soon learn, steam is the only way. Other times, you may need to spare a few drops to trip lasers, thereby shutting them off and allowing safe passage for a larger body of water. In addition, you'll want to grab all three gnomes (these replace the ducks from Where's My Water?) per board.
It's great fun, not only in how you interact with the touchscreen by dragging a finger across it, but also the presentation. There's a welcome amount of chatter, particularly from Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and the light-hearted music should put you in a more relaxing mood. We're also huge fans of the secret files scattered throughout the game. Find one, and you'll learn new info about a character or device. You may even unlock bonus levels.
With that, Where's My Perry? makes for an excellent addition to your mobile or tablet library, regardless of whether you consider yourself a Phineas and Ferb junkie. Ultimately, it's a slightly different version of Where's My Water? with more than 80 new levels, and at the end of the day, no one can argue with that.
Review code provided by Disney Mobile.
What's Hot: More than 80 stages of Where's My Water? style puzzles, hidden files, casual friendly touch controls, great use of the Phineas and Ferb license.
What's Not: Excessive trial and error, but we expected that.