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One Nibble and You're Hooked.

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GET OUT OF THE WATER:

The tide is turning in the teeming metropolis of Fishworld. The oceans and seas are boiling off into space. The Seven Deadly Fins - an interdimensional group of anarchists - are on the loose. The project has been sabotaged... And you're a goldfish.

Tough. But then life's like that. Sometimes you're dealt a real deal. Toast falls buttered-side down. Phones ring when you're in the bath. And there's always chili sauce on your kebab.

From rain-soaked forests and London recording studios to the farthest reaches of time and space, Fish! will bemuse, dazzle and thrill you before confusing, razzling and killing you.

Fish! is brought to you by Magnetic Scrolls, authors of such classic award-winning adventures as The Pawn and The Guild of Thieves. It's full of what you're least expecting, lacking in all that's rational, and devoid of much that could reasonably be expected... So, dust down your tackle, dress up your flies, reel in a winner and play Fish!

ONE NIBBLE AND YOU'RE HOOKED

Inter-Dimensional Espionage. Inter-Dimensional...because can "warp" into the body of a living thing in this or any other dimension. Espionage... because there are good guys and bad. And you're a good one...with years under your belt and a multitude of successful missions behind your dark glasses. The payoff? You get a vacation, and the ultimate vacation in this business is to become a goldfish.

Yes, a goldfish. Hey, it's cushy. You swin a little, eat a little, live in a castle. (So what if it's plastic). Just as you were getting into vacation mode (umbrella drink and all), the tide turns. The most dangerous group od anarchists surface - the Seven Deadly Fins. This septic septet will stop at nothing to destroy all forms of life as we know it. And wouldn't you know it, you are drafted to stop them!

FISH! is a tale of all that's unexpected. But, it's what you expect from Magnetic Scrolls, those folks who brought you such award-winning adventures as Corruption, The Pawn and The Guild of Thieves. Fast-paced and fantasy-filled, amazing and amusing, FISH! is illustrated interactive fiction at its wildest.

CAPTIVATING STORY is a combination of wit and wonder!

EXTENSIVE VOCABULARY lets you interact in everyday language with characters from every dimension of FISH!

EXTRAORDINARY GRAPHICS will bowl you over. True to the storyline, the graphics were created with sophistication, style, and on the cutting-edge of sanity!

FISH! You'll fall for it hook, line and sinker!

Game facts
Released:
1988
Distributor:
Rainbird (Europe) / Firebird (US)
Story:
John Molloy, Pete Kemp, Phil South, Rob Steggles
Graphics:
Geoff Quilley, Alan Hunnisett, Chris Kent, Richard Selby, Tristan Humphries, Title picture: Duncan McLean
Programming:
Richard Huddy, Bob Coles
Music:
John Molloy
Goodies:
John Molloy
Platforms:
Amiga, Amstrad PCW, Apple 2, Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Macintosh, IBM PC, Spectrum +3
Game box contents:
One week travelcard - Hydropolis Underground Omnibus Company, Fish identification chart, How to look after your fish, "The 7 Deadly Fins - Project" files including hints and gameplay guide, Adventure guide, Disk
Game box:
Blue Rainbird/Firebird box with quite unusual box extents for the Eorupean Market ( 17.9 cm x 15.1 cm - 7.1/16" x 5.15/16" ) and a different package for the US market with the same size as the previously released US Corruption box. (17.8 cm x 22.9 cm - 7" x 9" )
Known game versions
1.00
Atari ST
1.02
IBM PC
1.03
Amiga, Spectrum +3
1.07
C-64
1.08
Archimedes
1.10
Collection Vol. 1
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Apple 2, Macintosh, Amstrad PCW
Game box contents

Amiga

Atari ST

C64

Archimedes

IBM PC

Spectrum +3

Amstrad PCW
Trivia
  • Fish! was voted "Best 16-Bit Adventure Game" in the 1989 Golden Joystick Award.
  • The photo of Chuckette Cementhead in the game manual shows John, the son of John Molloy (p. 4.15).
  • The german game box came with a fully translated version of the 7DF documents.
Downloads - Walkthroughs, Solutions, and more...

Official Secrets Solution Book
Page 1 was badly aged and almost unreadable. For preserving the original layout I kept the damaged page in the document and appended an additional page with the full text.

Solution

Walkthrough

Ami Cheat's Page Solve

The original music score of Jinxter in DeliTracker custom format. To play use e.g. Deliplayer or UADE

Fish! poster, most probably old sales material. Had quite some wear on it and was restored as good as possible.... Note: Poster is in original size and as such quite large (9 MB)

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