“Aquatic of Sherwood” is a fun quest for the missing bride with a tricky bubble popup gimmick. The game comes to life in the Sherwood forest, as Aquatic, an amusing water bubble gentleman and a happy fiance, suddenly discovers that he has lost his beloved, Miss Aquatica. Puzzled but not panicky, Aquatic and his companions start looking around for the bride.
The path of the hero is not easy, as it involves plenty of puzzle-solving before he discovers Aquatica. On each level there is an odd bubble-popup gimmick to play with. This gimmick looks like two poles, stuck in the ground, and a rope on top that connects them. Inside of this “playing field” are colored bubbles. The trick of the game is to shoot a bubble with a crossbow so that it falls onto two or more bubbles of the same color. They pop up, and you score.
The player can opt for two play modes – arcade and puzzle. In the arcade mode you must keep pace with the bubbles that move up toward the rope. If they reach it, the game is lost. To win the level, the player must pop up a certain amount of bubbles. For an unhurried play fun, the player may choose the puzzle mode that requires clearing all given bubbles only. To add more challenge to the game, the player can choose from easy, medium and hard difficulty levels.
Similar to other puzzles from the Aquatic series, “Aquatic of Sherwood” resembles a wonderfully crafted cartoon with quality graphics and animations. The hero is amusingly responsive to the player. He cheers you up with remarks in an odd language, spins meaningfully a coin when you score, scratches head when you shoot and miss, and even starts drowsing when you stop playing. All this adds more fun to puzzle-solving, which is already exciting in itself.