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Aqua Panic (Wii)

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      30.08.2013 00:01
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      All in all, it's an alright game to try if your bored and it's cheap enough

      Aqua Panic is a simple puzzler. It all starts with a giant hurricane sucking up thousands of fish from across the oceans around the earth. You have to respond to this natural disaster by returning a certain number of percentage of fish back to the seas, safe and sound. Sounds pretty easy doesn't it? Think again! Various spanners are thrown into the works sort of speak although I won't say exactly what as I don't want to spoil the whole game for you. On your little journey to succeed you will find a variety of dangerous situations including little outlets that leak into unsafe areas and ferocious fish awaiting to snack on your fish.

      There are three whole modes for you play on, there is the main mode, story mode and even free-play mode! The game of course will provide you with 'Tools' to use directly and at times indirectly during the gameplay. Whilst you are attempting to save as many fish as you possibly can, you will notice coins that are spread around each level. Gold, silver and lastly bronze. The more expensive the coin (Gold being the highest and bronze being the lowest) the more difficult it is to collect. What do you do with this money I hear you ask? Well, it's fairly simple. All of your money that is collected through-out your adventure can be spent in free-play mode.

      Now that you know more about the general concept of the game, let's get onto what I think as a Wii gamer about this unique puzzler. I have played it only a few times as I found it hard to get into it. I realise that the reason for this is because I am not a great fan of this type of puzzle game and the lack of depth to the plot. It seemed as though it wasn't thought out that well and was made to make quick money. However, even though I've said that I do think that if the game is cheap enough, you should give it a chance. Who know's, you may even enjoy it! The visuals are better than the gameplay itself. I enjoyed the artwork, it has a slightly retro feel about it. I found the controls hard to learn but once I did (Took a few attempts of reading the instructions booklet) I managed to figure it out enough to play the game easily. I do dislike the controls for changing and swapping tools the most, it's quite difficult to remember everything when your in a rush. It's certainly not a game for children as they would become bored fast but then again, I do not think the target audience is the young folk. The difficulty of Aqua Panic starts off at a nice easy pace but don't let this fool you! It becomes difficult, complicated and at times a tiny bit frustrating. If you enjoy these sorts of Wii games, I urge you to at least give it a go. It might suit your taste better then mine!

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