It’s a well known fact that platypuses, or platypii, or platypeople or…well, you know what I mean, don’t do much. However, once our favorite platypus, Perry, puts on his fancy fedora and jumps into one of many secret tunnels to his headquarters, he becomes O.W.C.A.(Organization Without a Cool Acronym) Agent P. However, there’s a problem. Some of the tunnels leading to the base are closed off, and it’s up to the player to activate the backup power source to get him where he needs to go.
Joining alongside such other media tie-ins of popular iOS games such as Angry Birds Rio, Puss n Boots Fruit Ninja, and Temple Run: Brave, Where’s My Perry? puts a fresh coat of Phineas and Ferb paint onto the popular Disney Mobile title, Where’s My Water? Just like in Where’s My Water, gameplay consists primarily of using your finger to break away the dirt that fills the level, creating pathways to guide the water to an opening, allowing Agent P to continue on his way. A secondary objective in each level is to guide the water to also collect the three stars, or in this game, lawn gnomes.
Quite a few of the levels out of the current 80 also include hidden case files or information on some of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s deadly “inators”. Collecting these will open bonus levels that involve similar gameplay of breaking away the dirt to create a safe path for a floating balloon named Balloony into a safe vacuum.
Where’s My Perry? does start out feeling a little bit too similar to its alligator-starring counterpart, but as the levels progress, the game introduces a variety of interesting new elements. There are types of gnomes, and even generators to complete a level that can only be activated by using the rising steam rather than the water. Dr. D’s inators have many unique properties such as sucking up water to turn it into useless confetti, and a heat laser that will turn water into steam, or ice into water, and a coolinator that can turn water into ice to create a bridge for the water to glide off of.
As usual the physics work really well. The water sloshes around the level in a realistic fashion, the steam rises into whatever cracks it can get into, and even the floating balloon in the bonus levels bobs around a bit when it bumps into a surface. The game is simple enough for players of all ages, though some of the puzzles may have you trying a different approach to collect all three gnomes.
Fans of the adventures of Swampy the alligator can look forward to a slew of new puzzles and mechanics that wouldn’t be so easily implemented into the original title, and fans of the show will get to enjoy quite a few fun little story segments and one liners from the characters and cast including Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Major Mongram, and Carl the unpaid intern. So if you’re looking for some more water based puzzle excitement, or just a fan of the adventures of Agent P, with the 80 currently available main levels, plus promises of more to come, Where’s My Perry? is an easy title to recommend.
+ Well put together, functional puzzles
+ Fair variety of new mechanics
+ Amusing dialogue from the characters
- Sometimes physics just don’t work in your favor
- Some of the same voice clips repeat too often
Great fun to just relax and play a few levels. Well worth picking up.
Where’s My Perry? was released on June 28th, 2012 for iOS devices.