Doc's Game Strategy
Wetrix for PC by the Game Doc. For any of you who have played the N64 version
of Wetrix, know what an addicting and highly combustible game it actually is.
From falling firebombs to landmines, Wetrix PC will keep your brain humming.
The premise is to build a landscape with random pieces (called "Uppers") that
fall until you have a contained area. Next water will fall, hopefully into
your now contained area. From here on out; random water, uppers, fire bombs,
ice cubes, land mines and others will rain down on your poor landscape,
causing floods, earthquakes and all-around mental meltdown.
In order to survive, you will have to understand the many pieces and their
uses. Some will hinder you, but you can turn this around and make them help
you. It's all about knowing when to hold 'em and knowing when to fold 'em.
1. Uppers: This is the single most important piece in the game. You need these
to complete your landscape and build your perimeter so you can handle the
onslaught of water that is soon to follow. On the left side of the screen you
will see an Earthquake Meter. Every time you put an Upper into the playfield,
your Earthquake meter will increase until your landscape is destroyed and
everything you've built will go down the tubes, BUT you can use this to your
2. Downers: downers are used to erase a section of uppers, frozen water or
make a hole bigger. Using downers will decrease your earthquake meter and keep
the earthquakes in check. Use them wisely.
3. Fire Bombs: when your water level is getting a little to much, send down a
fire bomb to evaporate the water and give yourself a little more breathing
room. Firebombs can also be used to destroy dry land and decrease your
4. Ice Cubes: These little baddies are computer-controlled and fall without
warning. If you have water in your area, the ice cubes will target a section
of water and freeze it. If you fire bomb a frozen patch of water, the frozen
patch will evaporate back into water. Water that is dropped on a frozen patch
will freeze, so keep it contained and deal with it at your pace and not the
5. Rainbows: When you have enough water in your playfield, a rainbow will
appear and multiply any points you accumulate. You get points for evaporating
water, erasing landscape, and points for how many lakes you have. To make
lakes, you will need to place uppers in the middle of the playfield and
section of the water. The more lakes you have, the higher your score will be.
6. Rubber Duckies: If you place two square uppers on top of each other, then
place water into this area, a duckie will appear. For every duckie you have,
your score will be multiplied by two.
First of all, complete the training first. This will get you familiar with the
different peices and how to deal with problems caused by fire, water, bombs
and mines. After you have completed the training, try the different modes, but
leave Classic for last. When you feel ready, go to Classic. In Classic you
need to place the Uppers around the perimeter in a square. Next contain the
water that follows. Now try and place the square Uppers in the water until you
have a Rubber Duckie. Repeat this step until you have three or four duckies.
Place remaining Uppers around your perimeter to build it up. Use Downers to
erase some excess Uppers and frozen patches. When Bombs start to fall, you
need to place them around the edges of your playfield. Once the Bombs hit, you
will need to repair any damage they caused with Uppers. Keep up this strategy
throughout the ten levels and you will be a master.