If you have ever been to a water kingdom and ridden down the waterslide, you’ll understand the appeal of this particular iPhone application. In fact, anyone that has ever seen anyone do that and seen the fun they get out of the experience can also quite easily understand why Waterslide Extreme is such a fun iPhone app. The fact that it’s available for free probably helps too, although there are some that would definitely pay money for this even if it wasn’t free to begin with.
The user interface is a three-dimensional graphical user interface. It allows you to actually get a first or third person shot of the waterslide and it allows you to take a look at the beautifully rendered sides of the tube on many different angles. The outside with the beautiful day atmosphere or crisp night air is also visible at different points in the waterslide experience. Overall, the interface is quite good.
Interaction with the game is quite easy to pull off. All you need to do is tilt the screen of the iPhone one way or another in order to get your player moving in that direction. You can also control the speed of your slide by touching the screen and moving it in a certain way. Instructions are provided, so learning the controls takes all of thirty seconds. In the end though, you need to learn them reasonably well in order to avoid some of the surprise pitfalls along the way.
Utility and Productivity
This game is a classic time wasting game. You play it when you have time to kill, like when you are on the bus on the way to school or work. Beyond that, it does not have much use.
Within the context of the time-wasting games, this one is definitely one of the better ones. We’ve awarded it a score of 8.5 out of 10.