Need a challenging new game for your kids to play on your smart phone? Instead of sling-shotting angry birds, you should have them spend a little time with a friendly alligator and Disney’s ingenious app.  “Where’s My Water?” is a puzzle game that plays like Rovio’s crowd pleasing “Angry Birds” title.  Instead of launching birds out of a slingshot to break open cages, you will have to claw your way to victory.  The premise of the game is SwaSwampy the Alligatormpy, an alligator who lives in the sewer, needs clean water for his shower, but the water lines have been sabotaged. You must overcome a series of obstacles to get clean water through the broken plumbing system to reach him. On the way, don’t forget to grab all the rubber ducks to score bonus points.

Even in the early stages of the game, you’ll be challenged by the excellent way flowing water is depicted. As you dig, push, and drop the water through a series of tunnels and gates, you will find it splashes and flows just like real water. If you’re not careful, you might waste too much water to activate a switch, or you forgot to collect one of the rubber ducks, and you won’t be able to complete the level. The game features creative puzzles to make you think. Once you have a puzzle figured out, you still have to use precise finger tracking and good timing to get the best possible score. For the perfectionists out there, you can retry each level as often as you like until you get a perfect score.

This game is fun for both adults and children, but you may want to grab this app specifically for your kids. Swampy, the animated alligator, is somewhat impatient while he waits for his shower and your kids will love his quirky animations. The game is easy to learn and is packed with achievements and unlockable levels that will keep them entertained for hours.  Swampy may live in a sewer, but he loves bath time and the hygienic alligator just needs a little help to get clean water. Broken water mains, valves, algae, and even water bombs are just a few of the challenges in the game, but they’re also a way to teach your kids about water treatment and conservation.

Helping your kids learn about clean water, where it comes from, and how we need to conserve it is always a good thing. Of course, you can just play the game for fun too!  The “Where’s My Water?” game is available for Android and iPhone users with both a free and paid version of the app.