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Downstream Panic! is a colourful puzzle game that mixes elements from LocoRoco with Worms.

A massive cyclone has sucked all of the fish out of the oceans! The player must safely guide them back. Levels start at the top of the area where the fish are contained in a blob of water. They need to reach the ocean safely at the bottom of the screen with guidance of the player.

Using a variety of creative tools like fans, onions, rockets, and cloud factories, the fish can be guided through platforms, past hungry sharks, piranhas and many other dangers. The tools can also be used to control the flow of the water and the direction the fish travel. Plants will stop the flow and by blowing flowers bridges are opened. At the start of the level, the area usually needs to be scanned first using the free camera perspective to discover all the hazards. Certain fish can be sacrificed, but a sufficient number of them needs to reach the ocean.

The regular mode eventually unlocks the Free Play and Survival modes. In Free Play the player can spend the money from regular games to buy tools for the stages. In survival all levels are replayed in succession, but lost fish are not regained in the next level.


Downstream Panic! PSP An early level to demonstrate gameplay.
Downstream Panic! PSP A later level using more advanced tools to solve the diabolical puzzles.
Downstream Panic! PSP Title screen
Downstream Panic! PSP Free play screen

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Downstream Panic! Screenshot
Downstream Panic! Screenshot
Downstream Panic! Screenshot
Downstream Panic! Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Aqua Panic!" -- DS / Wii / PS3 title

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central 2008 4.3 out of 5 86
GameZone Feb 14, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Feb 06, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
PSX Extreme Feb 27, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Worth Playing May 19, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
GamePro (US) Mar, 2008 3.75 out of 5 75
Gaming Nexus Jun 10, 2008 B 75
Defunct Games Jun 17, 2008 B 75
Video Game Talk Feb 09, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Apr 16, 2010 13 out of 20 65


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Roland Lesterlin (95) added Downstream Panic! (PSP) on Jun 13, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (223104) and Kabushi (232920)