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Date Created: 2010-09-08
Date Modified: 2010-09-08


Platform: Nintendo 64
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Publisher: SPIG
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Amazon Link: Buy from Amazon.com


The Nintendo 64 doesn't have a lot of puzzle games, so we really take notice when something in that category is released. At first glance it looked like Wetrix's unique elements and great graphics would make for one of the best puzzle games of all time, but this title has some unfortunate problems that keep it from the top of the heap.

Gameplay consists of arranging various descending pieces of land in an attempt to raise or lower the terrain that covers the main game board. This creates areas where lakes can form once the water finally starts falling from the sky. Sound strange? It is, but it's also a lot of fun at first. The water graphics are good, and things get hectic as water begins spilling over your carefully created pools and you have to scramble to mend the breaches. To add to the action, the game includes power-ups that let you get rid of some of the water. However, you'll have to act quickly to catch the power-ups as they fall from above.

Unfortunately, Wetrix gets old after a few days of play, and it doesn't have the instant yet long-term addictive qualities of a classic puzzle game like Tetris. But it's still a good time and a good buy if you are a big fan of games in this genre. --T. Byrl Baker


  • Nice water graphics
  • Hectic gameplay
  • Doesn't have the staying power of a classic like Tetris