Sprinkle is quite the different type of puzzle game for iOS. Players are required to put out fires using a huge water cannon. While that describes Sprinkle in one line, there is much more to the game.
One of the most amazing gameplay elements of Sprinkle are the in-game physics. Since using water is the primary tool in Sprinkle; that is the first thing that might be noticed. The water physics in Sprinkle are unreal for an iOS game. It moves realistically over the level, being influenced by the environment and pools and drips in an unbelievable way.
Actually, everything in Sprinkle that is part of the gameplay can be affected by the physics. Sprinkle eases players into the different types of puzzles, while introducing the uses of the water cannon. The water cannon in Sprinkle can be moved vertically and the orientation of the spout can be tilted for different angles. Some puzzles require the environment to be manipulated to gain access to fires before they destroy the homes that players have to protect.
Sprinkle does not let players just spray water over the entire level, it contains a water meter that drains as players attempt to douse the fires. It is a smart system and later puzzles might take some retries before successfully accomplishing the level. That is one of the biggest strengths of Sprinkle; players have to think about the flow of water because it does not only move in one way, but reacts to the environment.
While some games are moving in the extremes of a more cartoon style or hyper realistic, Sprinkle carries a visual theme all its own. The water might take center stage, but there is a lot of care in the presentation of each level. Sprinkle is a perfect example of how games are evolving to utilize the hardware with impressive results.
Sprinkle is a hugely addictive puzzle game that introduces water physics like no other.
- Added support for iPhone 5 screen size