What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tiny Fish is an arcade game where players navigate a small fish through various hazards. While the game certainly has enemies (like sea urchins and a hunter fish), there's no violence and no other objectionable content. Players can, however, share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
What kids can learn
What Kids Can Learn
Tiny Fish wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
What's it about?
Players navigate a fish around sea urchins and other obstacles to complete the tasks on each level. These can range from staying alive for a set period of time to swimming through (and hovering over) checkpoints to eating a certain amount of food. To move the fish, players simply tilt their device left, right, up or down -- and aim for food or checkpoints, while swimming around obstacles. An arcade mode challenges players to stay alive as long as possible.
Is it any good?
Tiny Fish doesn't have a lot of tricks up its sleeve, but it's very good at what it does have. The game ramps up difficulty at an ideal level -- and sticks to a small group of challenges, so it's more about improving skills than learning new ones on the fly.
The level-based game is fun, but the arcade mode (challenging players to stay alive as long as possible) is the real test of skill -- and the more fun option for adults. Kids, though, will love the easy controls and gentle difficulty curve.