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Scabrous Birdseed
02-06-2003, 18:02:47
Aquarium simulator.

Brush that phrase against your palate and tell me what it tastes like. Boredom. 6-second memory spans. Slow, meticulous and largely rewardless rearing. Nurture.

Which is why I kept skipping this game whenever I saw the link. And that, in turn, makes me f**king stupid, 'cause this is brilliant, one of the best games I've linked to I think. Stupendous action-strategy fun, much more Red Alert than Tamagochi in feel. Grow giant, money-dropping fish, shoot at aliens with laser beams and strategically deploy an assortment of more-or-less useful pet helpers, all at breakneck pace.

http://www.popcap.com/gamepopup.php?theGame=insaniquarium
or, if you want to access the supposed save function I can't get to work,
http://www.freshpulp.com/fishtank/ (click relevant link)

DaShi
02-06-2003, 20:05:24
Argh! If you stop playing then come back, it starts you at the level you left off on, but without all the extras you attained on the previous levels. I start off with two guppies that are soon eaten by a super alien. :mad:

DaShi
02-06-2003, 20:09:13
Nevermind, I read the manual and figured it out.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-06-2003, 20:43:45
Surely you always start with two guppies?

Immortal Wombat
10-06-2003, 23:15:09
Ah yes... we discovered this in school last autumn, and spent merry hours wasting our lives on it. Sad thing is that it took more than a double-free period to get to level 5, so only hardcore gamers ever managed to complete it.

Still amazing though! :)

Darkstar
12-06-2003, 07:55:38
Fun game. Thanks for the link!