I am not experienced at Video games, I bought the Wii for my step children. I have Sonic and the Secret Rings and my husband and I cannot seem to get across the water in the Pirate Storm level. We attack the barrell, but after that we continually go into the water before reaching the other side...any help out there?
Using the website gamefaqs.com it advises to use a technique known as splash jump, a good idea is to watch another player's attempt at the level to put it into context. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbEP8bbVdKc
Hopefully this will provide you with some help, if not then it's worth taking a read of this walkthrough