Fish Heroes Review
- Fine-tuned controls; full stage rotation and visual indicators make precision easy.
- Mix of physical properties on each Shark; adds to the puzzle complexity.
- Boom Blox inspired bright visual design.
- Random difficulty spikes; even tutorial levels can be challenging as far as 3-stars are concerned.
- Uninspired weapon variations despite the extra dimension.
While not deviating too far from the beaten track, Fish Heroes provides a challenging puzzle variation on the physics-flinging gameplay we all know so well.
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In Fish Heroes, the fish of the world are being captured and canned en masse by the shark Mafia and it's up to a crack team of heroes to literally topple their organization. What? Did you expect anything more rational from a game modeled from the likes of Angry Birds?
The physics-based flinger has been once again thrown in to the third dimension, though unlike the recent Catapult King, players are given far more control over the direction and angle of their shot as the entire level can be rotated and elevated. Hitting your target couldn't be easier, especially when you're given an indicator as to where your shot is going to land, so the real challenge isn't in the precision, but rather the puzzle aspect.
Genre veterans won't find themselves too surprised at the variety of 'ammunition' on offer, from puffing-up, to splitting, to plain-old giant and destructive, it's the kind of stuff you've long mastered by now. So, in lieu of this the game presents some rather taxing structure configurations; while luck can be a factor, if you have a keen eye (or experiment enough) you'll be able to find the linchpin that will knock over all of the Mafioso in one-fell-swoop.
In many ways, the game has a distinct 'Boom Blox' feel to it, rather than the aforementioned Angry Birds; while destruction can be rewarding, the real satisfaction comes from having worked out how to best complete the level at hand. Progression can seem slow at first, but once you have a few new fish to play with you'll be hooked.
With its focus on puzzling and not on luck, Fish Heroes proves to be just as engrossing, if not as long-lasting as similar genre staples. Toppling the shark Mafia is a lot of fun, and their annoying chuckles are reason enough to blast them in to oblivion.
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"A fun cross between Angry Birds and Boom Blox, with plenty of levels for destructive puzzle lovers." [Slide to Play]
"An excellent take on catapult-style gameplay. While the 3-D twist might seem daunting or alienating to fans of the 2-D style, it's safe to say that the gameplay is just as engaging as ever." [AppAdvice]
"We got a look at this game back at WWDC, and even though it's highly derivative of similar titles (Like most Angry Birds-style catapult games) it's a lot of fun." [Touch Arcade]
Meet Mr. Puffer, Mr. Whale, the quirky Octopus and other Fish Heroes who have set sail to save the smaller fish from being canned by the Shark Mafia! This 3D physics action-puzzler will test your skills, aim and logic in a mesmerizing ocean environment.
Have the Fish Heroes diving against Shark mafiosos and knock them out directly or find the linchpin that will get their defensive structure collapsing on them. Utilize the amazing 3D capabilities to find the weakest spot and finish each level with a 3-star rating.
There are over 130 tricky levels waiting for you. Use your wits in combination with your Fish Heroes' special skills and figure out each one of them. Use as few fish as possible to get 3-star ratings and unlock the special map with Little Fish – protect this innocent baby at all costs!
As a bonus, you will get teased by manly shark growls now and then to keep you motivated and wanting to wipe the smiles from their faces!
What will you like about this game:
✓ MUSIC that will get into your head (promise from our personal experience) :)
✓ ADORABLE fish characters
✓ Extremely polished 3D RETINA Graphics
✓ ORIGINAL art style
✓ Challenging physics PUZZLES
✓ Many hours of ADDICTIVE gameplay
✓ Play on ANY APPLE gadget you prefer – Fish Heroes is available universally across these iOS devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 4G
✓ iCloud Sync
✓ Game Center high-score
✓ 27 Achievements
Download now and dive into this thrilling undersea adventure!
What's New in Version 1.3✓ Gamecenter achievements
✓ Bug fixes
✓ Better News system, available in the main menu
✓ iPod 5 Gen and iPhone 5 issue fixed!
✓ In-App Unlock BabyFish works now