under water: what starts as a vacation in a goldfish bowl
ends as a hair-raising hunt for fishy terrorists.
you have prevented a scheme by the terrorist group "Seven
Deadly Fins", therefore Colonel Playfair Panchax, your
superior within the interdimensional secret agency, has granted
you a special vacation. So you book two weeks of "Goldfish"
- you are being transformed into a little goldfish and find
yourself in an aquarium in a far away dimension. Now this
is what you call total relaxation - swimming your rounds and
doing absolutely nothing.
have hardly gotten used to your new surroundings as one of
those two-legged creatures from the outside of your goldfish
bowl puts a plastic castle with a big SPLASH into your aquarium.
You could have guessed it. Because as soon as you swim into
the castle (for the sake of exploration) you spot Sir Playfair
Panchax. Colonel Panchax has a new assignment for his best
agent (which means good-bye vacation) - you must once again
spoil the evil plans of the "Seven Deadly Fins".
you have to visit three different dimensions, where you have
to find one important object in each one of them. Every dimension
is a complete mini-adventure. When all three objects are in
the plastic castle you are being transported to the city of
Hydropolis and the main quest begins. For your assignment
you take over the body of well known scientist Dr. Roach in
order to stop the Seven Deadly Fins from using their new super-weapon
to steal all the water from Hydropolis - which would be extremely
bad, because the inhabitants of Hydropolis are half-human,
half-fish and they breathe .... you guessed it ... water.
is a classical adventure game revolving around puzzle-solving.
Mainly the puzzles deal with gaining and manipulating objects,
but you also have to talk to and work together with some people.
Included with "Fish!" are 30 beautiful pictures
done by various computer-artists.
Schneider on "Fish!":
That's how I like my adventure games: lots of great
puzzles that can be solved by thinking logically, not
too difficult, a funny plot and beautiful pictures as
a bonus. "Fish!" treads on the same path as
"Guild of Thieves" - I'd say it is even a
little more beginner-friendly.
extensively discussed the graphics: Magnetic Scrolls
have set themselves such a high standard with their
pictures to their previous games that the expectations
are very high. So we just discussed about whether the
colour-composition is good or not. You can argue quite
some time about taste, you know. All in all we have
come to the conclusion that in comparison to the older
games by Magnetic Scrolls we couldn't find any graphical
Locker on "Fish!":
Everything is just perfectly right with "Fish!":
a crazy story, witty texts, beautiful pictures. The
text and parser do have the same high standard as all
the other adventures by Magnetic Scrolls. The program
understands almost every sentence, even really complicated
ones and this really adds to the fun of playing the
really like the mini-adventures idea: you can solve
them in any order and they prepare you nicely for the
main quest of the adventure.
74 out of 100
Total: 83 out of 100