Let's face it, it isn't just the kids who love Disney's Where's My Water? - the game is a huge hit on both Android and iOS, and still ranks high in Google Play's top 100. Disney repeatedly adds new levels but, if you've finally run out of Swampy and Cranky adventures to complete, you might be looking for a new physics-based puzzler to fill those spare minutes. Disney has delivered with Phineas and Ferb's Perry, better known as platypus spy Agent P. Read our Where's My Perry? review for Android smartphones and Android tablets.
Gameplay in Where's My Perry? is pretty much identical to that in Where's My Water?, with a few tweaks and just as much fun. Agent P has been summoned to the spy headquarters by Major Monogram for his mission briefing, but keeps getting trapped in his transportation tube. As in Where's My Water?, it's your job to cut through the dirt with your fingers, melt ice into water or vice versa, and get around Heat-inators, Cool-inators and Crazy-inators (various types of lasers) to get enough water into the transportation tube that you can move on to the next level. See also: Best Android Apps.
The free game offers only 12 levels in the first mission, An Agent I Can Trust. After this you can choose to buy the full game, which costs 64p and comprises more than 80 puzzles across four missions. As with its predecessor, updates are free and you can expect many more levels to be added if the game's a hit. We're sure it will be.
Gone are the rubber duckies; in each level you'll now find three gnomes, some of which are frozen and must be thawed, while others should be drenched with water. Rescue all three gnomes in every level, plus collect the three top-secret agent files scattered throughout the mission, and you'll become a master spy and unlock a bonus level featuring Balloony. We thought Balloony was pretty boring - and creepy-looking, with his human face. Still, you can't complain at an extra free level.
There are also achievements to be won, for completing all levels in a mission, rescuing all the gnomes, collecting the top-secret agent files, unlocking the bonus level, using multitouch to cut dirt with two fingers, and persistence, for retrying more than seven times and then successfully completing a level.
As you'd expect from a Disney game, the graphics are very good and, more importantly, kids will love it. At times we found it difficult to cut an exact path in the dirt, although smaller fingers might fare better, and even to an adult it's not always instantly obvious how you go about completing a level. Plus, in some levels, you must actually waste water to move on (naughty, naughty). The interactive Agent P will huff and puff if you put a foot wrong, of course, and the grumpy platypus even closed the curtains to us at one point.
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