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.
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Very Positive (123 reviews) - 81% of the 123 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 19, 2011

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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

Windows
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
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Very Positive (123 reviews)
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Xebulin
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
You can be fast enough to completely beat the game 100%/All Achievements and get your money back. That's short..

Old concept with new graphic, It could be such a good, diverse and fun game but there are several features missing like a map editor, online modes, highscores or customization. It's not bad it's just too short, because after you've completed the achievement, there's nothing else to do

Would recommend but for the money you can get better games
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peremptor
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
A damn fine rendition on the QIX formula. If you're a fan of the arcade classic's gameplay... you owe it to yourself to try this out sometime.
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angelcloudix
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
I really enjoy this game. It reminds me of the kind of game play you get from Geometry Wars - which was always a huge favorite for me. It works great with the Steam Controller, so I can play this for hours kicked back on the couch :)
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Oqwert
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
Cool, but short and lacks a lot of options. I recommend you to get it during sales, as you can get it really cheap.
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Celtic Batman
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Fun little time waster. Like Tron, but not Tron. There are fish squid and crabs.

Got it in a bundle ages ago and in a bundle 8/10.

Not full price.
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EvilLost
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
A generic take on a very old formula.

The game concept itself is OK for casual gaming if you've never seen it before....but its been done, exactly like this, countless times already.

PROS:
-Simple graphics
-Basic enemy types

CONS:
-Gameplay has been done many times already and this game presents literally nothing new or different. Gets boring very fast.
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Acecool
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
This game was developed with mobile in mind, the lack of options confirms it.

Even at audio of 1% set in Windows, the audio is too loud and you either mute everything or nothing instead of having separate options for sound and music.

Every time I launch the game, it is launched "for the first time" and needs to complete setup...

The tips regarding keybinds are hard-coded to show xbox controller first, keyboard a few seconds later and the keys can't be changed. The same hard-coded output is seen throughout the game such as in the menu.

It's possible to trap yourself by drawing lines near "reefs" which are at the border. Bugs which prevent further gameplay are serious and if I can pick it up in the first 5 minutes of playing, the developer should've seen it over the course of development.
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JohnCenaVEVO
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
siq game bruv
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Carm3D
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
THIS GAME GETS IT! There is another Qix-style game on Steam, Fortix (and Fortix 2). But that game ruined it by terrible controls.

Lightfish did it right! You hold a button if you want to draw. If you don't hold the button, you can only move around existing lines. Fortix could have been fantastic IF THEY JUST DID THE CONTROLS RIGHT. I loved the additional element of turrets that shoot at you. But they ruined it with terrible controls (sigh). So close.

Anyway.. Lightfish is doing it better. I'm only an hour into the game and new elements are getting peppered into the game. I hope they introduce an alternate drawing button that draws slower but gives more points (like the original Qix).

If you are looking to scratch a Qix-itch; Lightfish is a good choice to make.

My largest crit is some of the sound effects are over-driven and sound distorted.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
A damn fine rendition on the QIX formula. If you're a fan of the arcade classic's gameplay... you owe it to yourself to try this out sometime.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
Simply fun and challenging game.
If you have nothing to do, you should pay attention to this game for a moment. Worth your time, trust me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2012
I thought it was nice to come across this game, a nice classic style of game. It’s a great little mini game for when you are bored and aren’t looking to get into any games that big.
The graphics are pretty nice and although it isn’t that long of a game, it’s still a good time waster.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
LightFish is a pleasant clone of Qix/Fortix-styled games, where you attempt to claim sectors of a map by drawing lines to fill in areas while enemies flit about attempting to destroy the line trailing behind your character, which in this case is a glowing fish. Claim a certain amount of territory, and you clear the map and move on to the next one.

LightFish is pretty basic - and maybe a bit shallow - but it works well enough: the controls are responsive, and the graphics and music are quite pleasant. The "Story" mode (such as it is) can be completed in a couple of hours, but maps can be replayed at any time if you want to improve your score. There's also a time trial mode which is pretty challenging, and there are 18 Steam achievements too. Both of these things add replay value to the game.

LightFish isn't as good as something like Fortix 2, but it's still a respectable casual game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Fun little time waster. Like Tron, but not Tron. There are fish squid and crabs.

Got it in a bundle ages ago and in a bundle 8/10.

Not full price.
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