Begin Document---------------------------------------------------- *** Wetrix - The FAQ *** Author: marshmallow ( Wetrix, in a word, is a blast! Fun, addicting gameplay, like the old days. Not really the best game to write a FAQ for...but hey, who's going to stop me? Shortly before releasing this FAQ I found the official Wetrix Website! It can be found at It's a lot better than this FAQ, mainly because of the High Score tables from around the world (some astounding amount of points in there!). I suggest you check it out, it's the best Official Game Site I've ever seen. Version 1.0 First release Contents: 1) Options 2) Gameplay 3) Items 4) Tips and Tricks 5) Secrets 6) Credits 7) Legal Stuff 8) Final Notes/Final Notes ---------- 1) Options ---------- ----------- 2) Gameplay ----------- This game is sorta like Tetris...Pieces fall from the sky and they can stack up against each other. The similarties end there. The object of the game is to get as many points as possible, and this is accompished by making lakes, rivers, and yes, even oceans. How is this accompished? Well, pieces will fall - one at a time - and you control where they go on a 3D enviroemtn (a flat piece of land). You stack the pieces up to make walls, damns, cayons, containers, and more. After a few seconds of this, pieces will be replaced (not 100%, they will still come down) by even more objects! The focus being water. Guide it into the containers and such that you have made. If there is even a tony leak, or it gets to high, it will overflow/leak out and run off the map. If this happens, a small beaker on the right hand side of the screen will start to fill with water, when it is filled to the brim the game/level is over. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Sorry, there's more to it than that... On the left hand side is the Earthquake Meter. Everytime you stack down a piece, it raises a little. Now, this is hard to do, but after you lay down a ton or so of pieces, the Earthquake Meter will fill and an Earthquake will occur, destroying nearly all of the containers and surely ruining the level. But you need points! You get a few dozen points for daming more and more water, but what you really need are ducks and rainbows! Confused? Good. CHeck out the next section. -------- 3) Items -------- Rainbows - Dam large quantites of water, usually an "ocean" which covers almost the entire level, and you get a Rainbow! A shimmering array of colors will fly over it...ah. Now any pints you will receive will be multiplied by 10! You can get multiple rainbows over one ocean, so you can rack up the points... Rubber Ducks - Get some water that is deep and you get a rubber ducky with hilarious sound effects! The best way to do this is to stack up two hollow square pieces. A Ducky will multiple your points by two...Try using this with Rainbows!! But, what about those other items that fall down! Well, here ya go... Bombs - Bombs, which look more like missiles, fall from the sky very quickly, so try to control them the best you can. Pros: Knocks off land, therefor reducing the Earthquake meter. Cons: Makes holes in the ground, which water can escape through at astoudning rates! If a bomb falls through a hole, a strange reaction will occur where three bombs will automatically fall from the sky and make holes in your land...not a good idea. THis is called a rebomb. Fireball - These are quite slow, and have some nice graphical effects when landing. Pros: If this touches water, it will vapourize it and give you points! Great when the water is coming too quickly or the water is overflowing...This item also behaves like a bomb and knocks off pieces of land, but does NOT make holes. Cons: Um...uh...Yeah. Ice Cubes - You can't control these... Pros: If it hits water it will freeze it, so you won't have to worry about it. If it hits dry land you'll get bonus points! Cons: If it hits water, you don't get any points :) Mines - Like Cubes, you don't have any control over them. Pros: None. Cons: They blow up and act like bombs. If they land in water, which is usually rare, they won't do anything. Uppers - These are the pieces that fall down and you use to make dams and stuff like that. Downers - These will make Upper Pieces dissappear! Useful when trying to make oceans, since you can start out small, make a mountain of pieces, then break a path in between and connect it all! Confused, yet again? Well, you'd know if you were playing the game... ------------------ 4) Tips and Tricks ------------------ THis is the best way to gain points, as it is the easiest, but it gets more difficult as more elements are introduced. First build a peremeter wall around the playing field so no water can escape, then concentrate on making duckies. Just out two hollow squares toegther and then fill it up! I would advise only making about four or five duckie lakes, because you still want some rainbows, and besides, your earthquake meter can stand it! Put any strange or useless blocks (i.e. T shaped ones) in a corner, then when a bomb comes, blow her up over there! Now your water should be fine...WHen the ice starts to come, put a piece of land where it will land IF it is going to fall in the "rainbow lake." Now whenever cubes fall there you'll get bonus just continue on until your game is over. ---------- 5) Secrets ----------