Growing Fish

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Growing Fish Instructions

Move your fish using the mouse or the arrow keys (up using the up arrow key, down using the down arrow key, left using the left arrow key or right using the right arrow key). Using special items by either clicking on the item icon at the bottom of the game screen or by hitting the corresponding number key.

Growing Fish Walkthrough

Growing Fish takes the fun and intensity of classic fishing game Fishy to the next level by adding bonuses, levels and new fish designs in most of the levels. This is the perfect game for anyone who loves Fishy but wants to try something that offers just a little bit more. The graphics are excellent and the new fish keep the game from feeling stale or boring. Although it sacrifices simplicity in favor of bonuses and additional items throughout the game, it really doesn't make the game more complicated. If anything, it's easier to play in some ways than some of the other fishing games online because it allows you to choose how you want to control your fish. For those players who find mouse control easier than arrow key control, you can choose to play that way while the same is true for the flipside. Because you can choose between mouse and arrow key navigation, the game is more appealing to a wider range of gamers and is easier to get the hang of that a game that only offers one or the other.

The basic premise of Growing Fish is pretty basic. You are a fish in an ocean full of fish. Your goal is to eat as many fish as it takes to get to the next level. You have to be careful though because there are only certain fish you are able to eat. Fish that are smaller than you are fair game. Chase them down and make them dinner. Fish that are bigger than you, on the other hand, need to be avoided. Fish that are bigger than you will eat you. You only have three lives to try to get to the end of the game. Lose all three lives and you lose the game. As you play, the game somehow manages to get both easier and harder. Your fish grows a little with each level which means you're able to eat more types of fish. That greatly increases the amount of points you can earn in each level. The problem with a bigger fish is that it makes it much more difficult to avoid the fish that are bigger than you. Once you get to about level five, things are getting really tricky. The big fish are monsters and it takes a lot of work to avoid them. That's really a big part of what makes the game so fun and keeps it interesting though.

The best way to get through Growing Fish is to use the time you are in a protective bubble at the beginning of each level to not only eat as many smaller fish as you can but also to determine what kind of fish you're able to eat. Since you start out in that protective bubble, you have a few moments to swim around the screen without having to worry about getting eaten. Take advantage of that. If you're not sure if you're able to eat a certain type of fish, give it a try when you're protected. If you're able to eat it, then you know that type of fish is fair game. If you're not, make sure to avoid it once the bubble is gone. The important thing to remember about the bubble is that it's only there for a short period of time. Avoid getting in a position where you're surrounded by bigger fish. When that bubble disappears, that is not a position you want to find yourself in. Try to get yourself to a spot where you're around mostly smaller or fish or, better yet, in open water. If you're not sure if you're able to eat another fish and you didn't have enough time to check out the situation when you were in your bubble, a good rule of thumb to remember is that a fish you can eat will swim away from you when you head in its direction. A fish that can eat you will chase you. This is something that isn't really the case in other fishing games that follow this premise. Bigger fish will actively try to eat you making the game more difficult. You can use this to your advantage though. If you're being chased by a bigger fish that is smaller than some of the other fish try to swim toward the largest fish on the screen but move out of the way before it can eat you. You'll get away unharmed - if you're fast enough - and the fish chasing you will get eaten.

Overall, Growing Fish is bound to be compared to other online fishing games like Fishy because it follows the same basic premise. The truth is, though, that this game is fairly different than most of the other games of this type and should really be seen as its own unique game instead of being compared to the other games. The fact that larger fish can chase you makes the game more difficult which the option of using your mouse of the arrow keys for navigation makes it easier. This isn't an easy game regarless of how much skill or experience you have playing this type of fishing game and that's what makes it so addictive. You always want to make it to the next level to see what it holds. You want to know what the new 'big fish' will be. That alone keeps the game interesting. Add to that the increased difficulty and you have an excellent game that will keep you playing level after level.

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