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Sprinkle Islands Review

By , on July 15, 2013
Last modified 1 year, 2 months ago


Sprinkle Islands
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • Clever water-based puzzling.
  • Leisurely, calming pace.
  • Rich sound design.

CONS

  • Trial and error gameplay can lead to frustration.

VERDICT

A solid sequel to a solid physics puzzler. Those looking for another dose of water-based physics gameplay shouldn't be disappointed.


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What is it about the world of Sprinkle Islands that causes flaming garbage to plummet down on top of the landscape? It happened in the first game, and now in this sequel to the waterbased physics-puzzler, the combustible garbage has ruined the tropics. As a result, your little blue firefighter has to hose down the burning environment to keep this vacation hotspot pristine.

Obviously it's a little more nuanced than that. Not only do you have to accurately redirect your water cannon, but also maniupulate rocks, elevators, and all manner of physics based contraptions to clear a path for the fire truck.

Fine-tuning your trajactory is often a case of trial and error. Because of the finite amount of water you have available, you'll likely find yourself restarting levels after exhausting your H2O supply trying to hit your target.

However, the Sprinkle Islands's cute characters and charming, pastel shaded background do a great job keeping you calm during the learning curve. Whether it's the creak of your cherry picker, the splooshing of water down a hill, or just the soothing soundtrack, the world feels both alive and welcoming.

Though it's been a few years since the original game, the formula remains pretty much the same. Therefore, if you enjoyed the first one, and are hungry for more fire extinguishing antics, then you'll find plenty of value in this slickly presented sequel. Some may find the pace a bit too leisurely, but we think it's worth dipping your toe in these water to find out.

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