In Disney’s Where’s My Water 2? the player is guiding water through the sewers so that an alligator can take a bath. To do this, the player must cut through dirt, open switches, and avoid obstacles, making sure not to lose too much water. Each level also has three ducks that the player is supposed to collect. To gather the ducks, the player must “cover” them with water. This means they have to make sure that the path they cut through the dirt also crosses where the ducks are sitting.
Some times, after completing a level, another version of that level will unlock. These bonus-type levels could be upside down (the same level, but reversed from top to bottom) or even a “don’t collect the ducks” level. There are many different types of bonus levels.
This app contains both in-game ads and purchases. The ESRB rated Where’s My Water 2? E for Everyone. LW4K stands by this rating.
Where's My Water 2? helps kids practice and improve the following skills:
Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.
This game requires the player to use their cognitive flexibility in many different ways. First, this game employs what amounts to rules of physics. Not only does the water fall downward due to gravity, but if the tunnel the player digs includes curves, the water will splash as it goes around the curves. This means that the water could end up leaking into areas that the player doesn't want the water. Some times, the best path to the alligator is not the most direct path. The player has to remain flexible in their approach to digging.
Secondly, the variety of obstacles--and the different ways the player has to deal with them--also requires the player to be flexible. Some of the time, the player may have to dig a path slower or faster. Sometimes they may have to dig a path in one direction and then, after a switch has been activated, dig another path before all the water drains into the first path. There are a lot of different tactics that will be used to get around obstacles. If the player doesn't remain flexible, they may not get all of the ducks and may not unlock the next level.
Developing and retaining information in our minds while working.
Because the water begins flowing as soon as the player begins digging, it is important that the player stop and plan out the path they want the water to take. If they don't do this before they begin digging, the player could accidentally go in the wrong direction, lose water through splashing, or fail to get all of the ducks. When these things happen, it leaves the player having to replay levels and unable to unlock new levels.
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