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Water Me Please! (2016) is a puzzle game where you rearrange tiles to water dehydrated plants. By sliding tiles into empty grid spaces, you create a channel down which water can flow and feed the flowers. It stands out for the simplicity of the objective that disguises the deceptively complex and engaging Pipe-Mania-style brain tease.

Across hundreds of levels, you must rearrange tiles on small grids to create channels down which water can flow to replenish plants withering in the sun. Each tile has a differently shaped channel, such as a bend, a straight section, or a junction, so you can configure them to make a path from the water to the plant.

Like the physical sliding block puzzles it's based on, you move the tiles into empty spaces on the grid, but here there's the added challenge of immovable start and end locations, changing the shape of the grid and forcing you to work around them. What starts as a simple task quickly becomes more challenging as the tiles increase and the empty spaces decrease, requiring careful thought and experimentation with different moves.

The result is a game that, despite its simplicity, offers a robust challenge that requires you to approach every stage with a willingness to experiment and explore the options available. The addition of an optional time limit as well as powerups means that everyone can enjoy a level of challenge that suits them.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Water Me Please! 3 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Sequencing game. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete. There are hundreds of levels to beat, and each one can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to beat. It's designed to be played for a few minutes at a time, beating a couple of levels, rather than all at once.

A challenge mode which puts you against the clock adds another level of difficulty as you must think quickly, and boosts such as a hammer that destroys unneeded tiles and a hint that tells you the best route to take can also be employed.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The game is very easy to understand, and the bright colours appeal to younger children. Many of the puzzles are fairly straightforward, but there are more challenging stages and older children can enjoy the Challenge mode where you complete the stages in a certain time.

CostsCosts

Water Me Please!

Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
You can pay to remove adverts, and also to buy coins you use to buy boosts (such as freezing time or removing unneeded tiles) and hints (the route layout you need), as well as new levels. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/02/2016, updated in 2016

Price: Free

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle and Sequencing

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Kira Games (@KiraGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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