LightFish is a highly addictive arcade game, where the user controls a small fish who lives in the abyssal deeps of the ocean... surrounded by deadly creatures.
User reviews: Very Positive (108 reviews) - 83% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 19, 2011

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"Another jezzball type game that's a bit more simplistic than something like Fortix 2, so it isn't quite as interesting of an experience."
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About This Game

LightFish is a highly addictive arcade game, where the user controls a small fish who lives in the abyssal deeps of the ocean... surrounded by deadly creatures. His objective is to destroy all the monsters who inhabit those dangerous zones by drawing lines onto unexplored territory. However, any enemy who manages to touch the Lightfish will kill him instantly!

LightFish is a classic concept evolved into something new and exciting, with unique features and an original soundtrack. Immerse yourself in a colourful world full of beautiful yet deadly sea creatures and progress through the numerous levels the game offers!

Key Features:

  • Classic gameplay evolved and enhanced
  • 2 different game modes
  • Original soundtrack
  • Unique graphic style adapted to gameplay
  • Score challenges that encourage replayability
  • 10 enemy types and 45 unique levels

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB HD space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • Processor:2 GHz Dual Core or higher
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Lightfish is, like Fortix, a Qix clone game. You have to go through 5 worlds, each of them consisting of 9 levels (so 45 total), and you can play two different modes : Normal and Time Trial. Sometimes, it freezes without any reasons, so you have to close the game and run it again.

This game is fun and enjoyable, not challenging except for one or two levels that will require some training to get the 3-stars reward. ~3 hours should be what you need to unlock all of the achievements. Great soundtrack that goes along with the nice graphics. I recommend it !
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
Blubb! Blubb! Blubb! These sounds will follow you into your dreams after you've played Lightfish too much ...
I was looking forward to a Qix clone which is placed in the deep sea ocean environment. This game is in arcade style and graphics and music fits together perfectly. They're unique and I liked the soundtrack composed by James Dean.

But this Blubb sound making me dumb. I'm not sure if it causes the occurring game crashes. Another gap are the imprecise controls. It can happen easily that during linemaking you missed the way back to your start point or you accidently touch the lava. Really annoying are the partly unfair game mechanics like a crab that spawns directly at your position. Enemies are stuck between lava and blocks and flipper uncontrollable until they release. Or big creatures pass somehow through narrow passages ...

So it was strange that the time trial mode was quite easier to me than the adventure mode.
Time trial mode means clearing the map quickly and don't take care of points. But it was also random if there spawns the helpful playtime extender or something other useless powerup .

The adventure mode turns out unnatural hard in some levels (especially if you want to make it with 3 stars). Normally you try to raise your multiplicator by trapping enemies in small boxes without using too much percentage of the game surface. If your multiplicator has become max you can clear the map to the end and get a huge bonus. In the hardest level "Ladder" (Lvl 4.8) there are somehow other rules. It seemed that it must be done in fast time to get the 3 stars finish.

Alltogether the game makes fun, but the bugs going sometimes on nerves. I cannot explain myself how people can beat this game in less than 3 hours ...
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2012
Qix got old and settled down ages ago but when it was in a midlife crisis at one point it went out to the bar and had skeezy drunken sex with Lumines and Lightfish was the baby.

If you really want Qix-alike gameplay on Steam, go with Fortix 2 first, but after you become the WORLD CHAMPION ON THE FORTIX 2 LEADERBOARDS this is a solid second place and I honestly only give it guff because of the extensive content the other title has by comparison. Lightfish is pretty cool.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Lightfish is a game that seems to be loosely based on the classic volfied.

Gameplay revolves around cutting the screen which sounds and is simple in essence.

It's easy to learn hard to master with the achievements being well suited and providing a challenge for replay value.

I personally burned through this quite quickly but did enjoy the experience. It's not a game that's going to last you a long time but it is fun and entertaining.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Fast paced, artistically well realized, and a wonderful remake of a game (Qix - If you've ever play it). Good game! It's got a great soundtrack and amazing design.

Game: 7.0/10
Graphic: 7.5/10

100% Achievement : Easy | Medium | Hard | Very Hard
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