What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fish Heroes is a pretty blatant clone of Angry Birds. The game has a threadbare story about fish trying to take out a group of sharks by firing themselves at structures and knocking their opponents to the ground. Players can post their scores to Twitter and Facebook and can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
What's it about?
Players fling block-shaped fish at block-shaped sharks who sit atop perches of wood, glass, and stone in an attempt to knock them to the ground. Players aim a bull's-eye at their target before firing -- and have the ability to rotate the environment to find the best shot angle. Kids can learn how gravity and momentum affect objects of different consistencies (such as glass, wood, and rock). Players can retry a level as many times as they want without penalty, leaving them free to experiment with different strategies until they've mastered the level.
Is it any good?
Fish Heroes makes no bones about its inspiration. The game is about as blatant a clone of Angry Birds as you can get. Unfortunately, it's not as fun. From the admittedly distinctive art style to the game's sound, the charm of the original game is lost in this adaptation.
There are some good ideas, though. Rather than focusing on trajectory, the game lets you aim precisely (though that's not as easy it sounds). And it's nice being able to rotate the screen. Unfortunately, the physics aren't precise and even with a wide range of attack fish, the game gets old quickly.