Sprinkle review (iOS / Universal)

August 31, 2011

“The whole world is blazing,
We need water, wow yeah good water”

10 word description: Water cannon physics puzzler. Extinguish fires using limited water resource.

You control the fire-fighting device on the left

10 word review: Original, attractive, very entertaining. Great water physics and level design.

The water jet can be used to interact with other objects as well as to extinguish fires

You will like this if you enjoy: Action-based physics puzzlers. Games where an impressive physics effect (the water in this case) is an integral part of the gameplay.

Here's a simple physics puzzle. The boulder has to be used to press the button to open the door...

The good news: Originality, graphics, excellent water physics, clever fire-extinguishing gameplay, smooth framerate, Universal app.

... allowing you to spray water through to the fire on the other side

The bad news: Prior to the most recent update, later levels required perfect completion of earlier levels in order to be unlocked, or an In-App-Purchase. This would have been bad news, however the IAP has now been removed and level unlock requirements have been reduced. Thanks!

Obstructions can be cleared with a well-aimed jet

Arcadelife verdict: This is a great game that shows there’s still plenty of scope for innovation in the fairly tired old genre of physics puzzlers and the screenshots really don’t do the splashy water effects any justice.

Directing a strong jet down a narrow fissure can result in a rather satisfying fountain

Arcadelife rating: 89/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.1
iTunes link

Sprinkle website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.5)
iPad (OS 4.3.5)
Update details:

What’s New In Version 1.1

* Supporting both landscape screen orientations.
* Due to popular demand the full set of levels is now available without needing to get full score on previous levels.
* In App removed – For those of you who already purchased the extra levels, you will be compensated by getting exclusive early access to future level packs, free of charge!

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