Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPod touch
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Let’s face it, waterslides are pretty darn awesome. Even the massive and unavoidable wedgie that comes with watersides are awesome. It's the ultimate trophy brought to you by gravity, friction, and bravery. Apply that funness to a iPod & iPad universal app and you get Waterslide 2!
In Waterlside 2 tilt, touch, and shake to control as you zip and splash through 30 different levels as a handsome young man, lovely lady or death-defying bow tie-clad penguin. That’s right, a bow tie-wearing penguin. Who, I may note, is the epitome of cool because, as we all know, bow ties are cool. Avoid angry crabs, ink-soaking octopi, paralyzing jellyfish and other icky things hanging out on the slides. Also, make sure you don’t wipe out and take a flying leap off the slide. It totally harshes the mellow. Use inner-tubes, vortexes and forcefields to help blow past the enemies and gather the pearls that line the slide for points.
Waterslide 2 has a super easy learning curve and includes options that allow the player control over the tilt sensitivity. Adjust the sound effects and music as well as the angle of view. Those sorts of options are always my favorite for a more personalized gaming experience.
While I would personally love to have an option for a button function, swiping your finger across a screen on a crowded commute would allow for more control and less accidental bumps, it would be even more tubular to have some control over levels of difficulty, thus extending the re-playability.
Not to say there isn’t enough to do already in Waterslide 2. OpenFeint and Game Center integration allow you to duke it out with highscore tables and over 10 achievements.
Waterslide 2 has a straightforward learning curve with excellent gameplay. The challenges have a steady build and the graphics, music and sound effects are excellent. Slap on your SPF, straighten your bow tie, pull out that wedgie and ride Waterslide 2.