Puzzle action game defies aliens in a fishy feeding frenzy
Windows XP / Windows ME / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
Create an aquarium, taking care of the fish inside so that they aren't consumed by the aliens.
The fish that you put in your aquarium look like ordinary fish. You can customize them to a point, but you pretty much get what the game gives you. However, there are a few aliens that try to invade your tank that you need to look out for and defend against because they will eat your fish. Some of the aliens are sneaky and will pop up out of nowhere while others give you a warning that they are around.
The graphics of the game have a cartoon quality. The colors are bright, the details are fun to look at, and the sounds are enjoyable to listen to, such as bubbles in the water. You'll take care of your fish like you would those in your own home. They need food, and the tank needs to be kept clean. It's almost like a puzzle trying to keep the aliens from the tank and getting them out so that they don't eat your fish. You can play with other people online in a sandbox version of the game, but it's not as interesting as playing on your own. Some of the game modes have more challenges, which means more money that you can earn to use for upgrades on your tank and the number of fish that you purchase. If you don't want to fight off as many aliens, you can play in the free mode where you just swim around and get a feel for how to care for your fish. Sometimes, fighting the aliens is easier than making sure the fish stay alive because they will quickly die if they get too hungry or too dirty.
Raise your own fish in an aquarium that you design.
The challenge of this fun game, if you choose to accept it, is to grow your fish from babies to adults. Start by choosing your aquarium. You can choose the decorations that you want to add as well as the types of fish that you like. The money that you use in the game is called shells. This is what you get when you complete certain tasks each day. When you have enough money, you can go to the store to purchase additional items. The shells can also be used to get a screensaver. Bonus pets are unlocked, and you can increase the number of pets in the tank.
Each game begins with two guppies and other aquatic animals. Keep the fish alive by feeding them fish food that you purchase in the store or food in the form of other fish species. Alien fish will periodically enter the tank, and you must keep your pets alive by defeating the aliens. There are several different modes of play, and you can choose whether you want to be timed or challenged. In the adventure mode, you will explore five different tanks. There are multiple levels in each tank. You have to earn enough money to buy eggs in each level in order to advance. The time trial mode only gives you a certain amount of time to reach the next level by keeping your pets alive. Some of the pets that you can purchase for your tank include jellyfish, porpoises, manta rays and eels. There are some colorful fish that don't look harmful, and there are some that you can tell are nothing but dangerous simply by their appearance.