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 (68 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 19, 2011
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"Le genre de jeu où l'on pense jouer 5 minutes alors que 50 se sont écoulées ; digne successeur du Qix !"
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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

PC
Mac
    • 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
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Blubb! Blubb! Blubb! These sounds will follow you into your dreams after you've played Lightfish too much time ...
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 ...
Posted: July 21
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 6
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
It's a competent Qix clone with aesthetically pleasing presentation. It has native controller support. It's cheap. It's on Steam. There is nothing to object to here.
Posted: July 5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun this game is! I got it in a bundle not expecting to ever play it(wasn't what I bought the bundle for), but wow! Its a lot of fun! Gameplay is similiar to Fortix, except with sea creatures. I'd play through it again.7/10
Posted: August 16
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