Shallow water

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Player encounters water too shallow to swim/dive in (or to die in).


The first video game about Shallow water was released in 1985.

Ubisoft, 2K Games and Deep Silver has published most of these games

Mostly just cause for fancy water splash/wave effects without introducing swimming, but this can also slow any characters down passing through water (wading) if sufficiently deep and anything else.

Also a way to introduce water the player can move through without dying if the character is incapable of swimming and drowns instantly in deep water.

Short shallow strips on beaches and such do not count.

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Wii 3
PS Vita 2
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Xbox 2
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Android 1
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NEC PC8801 1
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