Aqua Panic! Is a 2D puzzle, simple and easy, at least a priori. A species of marine Lemmings. The game is developed by Eko System, a small team that has made second-rate products, those games that we play because we are usually more demanding requirements.
Aqua Panic! already out on other platforms such as Nintendo DS, PSP and Wii. But today we are going to talk about the PS3 version, available via the PSN. The game comes at a price of 10 €, like the PSP.
The mechanics of the game is easy to understand but is complicated by the design of scenarios and using different objects. We start from a 2D screen in the top have a kind of puffer fish loose a stream of water with 100 fish. We must make that stream of water back to sea, but between the two buoys of the stage, otherwise we will lose the fish.
At each level we will save a different number of fish. To do this we use different objects and take advantage of the environment in our favor. Although to complicate things, there will be a number of predators that can kill our beloved goldfish. Besides the primary objective, we can try to get the three coins scattered around the stage, one gold, another beach and finally the bronze.
What are the objects that will have to get it? Bombs to destroy part of the stage, the harpoon to kill dangerous animals, heart to attract fish, fan to move clouds and plants or activate switches to prevent the passage of water. In addition there will be other elements in the scenario with which we interact.
Gameplay modes include Story, is the main way in which will go forward. A total of 80 screens, with varied difficulty. The difficulty curve is not very careful, as soon as we are with a very difficult and we spent a very simple. Although this does not become a much bigger problem, a number of wildcards that we can spend in order to move forward. But then are a few wild, is not an unlimited resource. Although we can always return to the maps with which we use wildcards, to spend and recover. The stage design is equally mixed. Some are very good and some not.
Then there's Free Play mode, which allows past and replayed levels but buying new objects and get all the coins and the stage. Finally we have the Survival mode, in which we go through different levels and start with a fixed number of fish, so far we get.
Technically there is little to say, colorful 2D graphics and a childish design. The artwork is rather mediocre and has nothing remarkable. While the kids may like it. In musical terms the same, several highly repetitive ditties and of little artistic value. It's almost better to play with the volume low.
Regarding the gameplay is the most important, we have a result irregular but challenging in general. Something very positive and makes it a relatively long game, especially considering the price it has. To please fans of puzzles, especially of this type.
7 / 10
In conclusion we have a downloadable game entertaining. Aqua Panic!
With particular visual style will appeal to children, and is a good option for parents who want to buy a game to their children, something to think and without violence. But do not be deceived because any of us can enjoy it, perhaps by removing the visual and sound which is the least care. Regarding the gameplay is a good puzzle
and a challenge for everyone and provides many hours of gameplay. Too bad you were not so irregular
in their development and had been around a bit more careful.