Fish Out of Water!

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Supremely charming, kid-friendly arcade game.

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Educational Value

Though it does offer factoids about aquatic life at the ends of many levels, Fish Out of Water! wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

The game is remarkably designed so that anyone can play with a simple swipe. Achieving the game's challenges is harder but not essential to enjoyment. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Players can buy additional gems with real-world cash to get boosts.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fish Out of Water! is an arcade game that brings stone-skipping to mobile devices in charming fashion. Players fling fish above the surface to get them as far from the ocean shore as they can, earning points. There's no language or violence to worry about, but parents should be aware of in-app purchase opportunities. There's a multiplayer option requiring users to log in through Facebook or Google, but kids can't talk or communicate with strangers.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byHelenaZhang June 20, 2014

Pretty Good

Just got this game a few days ago, pretty fun and easy, but to actually master the game, it will apply some strategies and thinking.

What's it about?

Players will attempt to \"fling\" fish (and whales and dolphins) as far as possible to beat challenges and earn high scores from a panel of crab judges, who judge you after three tries. Those scores can be posted for bragging rights. Flinging is just a matter of swiping your finger. The trick is figuring out which fish or mammal to fling at the right time to fulfill the challenge. Weather conditions, which change in real time, can affect how far your fish go (cloudy days, for instance, bring out bouncy jellyfish).

Is it any good?

Created by the same team that developed Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, FISH OUT OF WATER! is a delightfully charming arcade game that is utterly addictive. With a very basic gameplay mechanism, it's a great example of something that's easy to learn but difficult to master.

What makes it even more impressive is the way social media has been worked in, letting players set up leagues among their friends or join random ones to compete against others. Also notable is the dynamic environment, which changes with the weather every hour or two. Both take a game that would have been very good on its own and make it great. 

App details

For kids who love arcade games

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