Fish Heroes




Unimaginative clone of Angry Birds falls flat.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Players familiar with the Angry Birds-style gameplay of shooting objects at enemy fortresses will have no trouble. Players new to the genre will pick it up quickly. 

Violence & scariness

Players fire blocky fish at walls of wood, glass, and concrete to take out enemy sharks. 

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. Players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party's Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender's email address. With iOS 5, players can opt to have a private or public profile, which can include a photo. With a public profile, your real name is visible to all other players, and Game Center will recommend you to other players using your real name. With a private profile, only your friends can see your real name, and Game Center will not recommend you to other players.

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 kids can learn



  • physics

What Kids Can Learn

Fish Heroes wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn



  • physics

Fish Heroes wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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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. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:June 21, 2012
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:32.80 MB
Publisher:Craneballs Studios LLC
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 10, 2012

fish heroes

old quickly.
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Too much violence
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