Listen, if you love the idea of owning fish but can’t seem to keep them alive for long, and hate cleaning the tank, then it’s time to call it quits and get yourself some virtual fish. Tap Fish, created by Bayview Labs LLC, lets you own, buy, sell, and breed your own virtual fish. Once you get the hang of it you’re essentially in charge of your own aquarium. There are tons of different varieties of fish and multiple different tanks and levels that you can earn and buy. If you want to see what other people are working with you can visit neighboring tanks and over time if you level up enough your tank can become a featured neighbor tank.
Tap Fish offers 27+ exotic fish including killer whales, sharks, and sting rays, over 40 different tank accessories like plants, reefs, caves, and mermaids, and 50 tanks and levels. The way the game works is you gain experience the better you take care of you fish and the more your aquarium thrives. To get new fish, tanks, and accessories you need to either earn or buy coins. There are a variety of different ways that you can earn coins. You can breed fish to create new species and clean neighbors tank just to name a few. The more attention and TLC you give your fish, and the more efficiently you run your aquarium, the more experience you’ll earn and the more pimped out your tanks and fish collection will be. But, if you’re lazy and you just want to get to buying fish without earning them, you can purchase versions of the app that include anywhere from 25-150 fishbucks.
Overall Tap Fish is a decent game. If you’re into virtual world games like this then you’ll definitely enjoy it. Feeding the fish, breeding the fish, watching them grow, and accessorizing the tank can be fun if you’ve got enough fishbucks. Personally I’m not the biggest fan of apps that offer more points/bucks if you purchase tiered paid versions of the app. I prefer games that stick to making you earn points/bucks just by playing the game. I find games that go the tiered purchasing route make it too drawn out to earn your own points/bucks. So, since I’m not into buying the upgrades I typically lose interest in games like this pretty fast. Nonetheless, plenty of people enjoy these types of games. And as far as Tap Fish is concerned, it provides decent graphics, plenty of options, and without a doubt gives users an amusing and calming personal aquarium experience. If you like virtual world games then you should definitely try out Tap Fish.
Version Reviewed: 1.01
Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch; iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
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