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Review Don't Get Wet
A very challenging game about reaction
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 15 Dec 2014, tested on HTC One M8
Charming pixel graphics, challenging gameplay mechanics
The environment stays the same every play through, outside of racking up a high score, there is no incentive to play continuously
Don’t Get Wet for Android is an endless reaction-based game that will test not just how quick your reflexes are, but how well you do at multi-tasking as well. You have two furry forest animals that are caught in a rainstorm. They’re armed with leaves to protect them from the small stuff, but they need your help avoiding the big rain drops.
Just to show you how observant I am, the first game I played, I didn’t even realize I was controlling the second animal on the right side of the screen. But each character reacts from a tap or swipe on their respective side of the screen. The screen is kind of split down the middle, so if one is on the outside, and you tap it, then it will move to the middle.
Sometimes the rain will drop in synchronous patterns, which makes it pretty easy, but other times your thumbs will be dancing around the screen as tears run down your cheeks trying to deal with the pressure of not getting hit. It’s pretty intense.
The game’s art style borrows a lot from other pixel inspired games, and I think it fits in pretty well with the whole theme of the game. You can swap out the characters if you want, and there are several characters to choose from. Fortunately they’re all aesthetic changes. Performance was also great, which is paramount in a game about speed and reaction.
Don’t Get Wet is a pretty cool reaction game that you’ll probably spend a few hours playing. The art style is great, and the controls work really well. One qualm I do have is that the environment remains static. A change of scenery would go a long way for this game.