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Very Positive (416 reviews) - 93% of the 416 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 30, 2006

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    Minimum Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 128 MB RAM, 500MHz or faster, DirectX: 7.0
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Ric
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
Beat the game in two days while sharing library with my mom on vacation away from my rig, so don't be fooled by the lack of playtime. Before I had this game on steam I had it on Real One Arcade; Works well on all computers with a few bugs because it's an older game. Game has a lot of funny moments.

Beating the game only takes about a half to a full day, but with how hard earning shells is in the game as opposed to coins, 100% the bonus pets add a bit more time. The game bundles for real cheap and is a lot more fun than these flash-like games on steam.

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Sirian
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
There's something fishy about this game. ...

My toddler loves to watch me play it, though.

So yeah, thumbs up. 10/10 would play "the fish game" again if child asks me to.
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Xetrov
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
It will not let me start the game again.
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Corn
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 11
This brings me back.
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The Swift Shroom Dealer
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 6
BEST. GAME. EVER.
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Banana Mann
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 4
Great game, huge blast from the past, gotta love the crazy click spams that kill your fingers. I remember this from when I was a child, along with all the other free demos that Wild Tangent had on the old PCs.
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no u
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 3
Best game on the entire planet.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I used to play this game on my first computer, and buying it again for the nostalgia was totally worth it. It's just too bad the screen saver doesn't work with newer operating systems. You can find the file that opens the screen saver and open it manually whenever you leave your computer, but it's just not the same as having it come on automatically.

Definitely a fun game, try it out you'll see!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
amazing game for killing time used to ply it 9 years ago
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Awesome game
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205 of 212 people (97%) found this review helpful
91 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2015
when i was in kindergarten and 1st grade and stuff
i always wanted this game
i played demos on various sites, begging god that someday i'd get to have it
it is now 2015 and i finally have the game after all these years

thank you jesus
11/10
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161 of 167 people (96%) found this review helpful
166 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
My fish poop money
My fish eventually poop diamonds
I feed my fish drugs to poop stars
Some fish poop out treasure chests
Other fish poop out other fish
Aliens eat my fish
My fish eat my fish

10/10
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159 of 171 people (93%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
like dark souls but with fish



10/10
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99 of 103 people (96%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
If you ever wanted to keep fish but were worried about how to deal with the inevitable alien tank invasions which would occur multiple times a day, this game will be perfect practice for you!
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84 of 86 people (98%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
Childhood game. Can't get any more classic.

10/10 better than COD
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78 of 79 people (99%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
Back before PopCap was bought by EA and the company saw the detriments that the very move brings, they made the most awesome "casual" games that somehow intrigued both casual and hardcore gamers alike. PopCap's major successes include Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants Vs. Zombies, but through playing all of their games for the past twelve years, Insaniquarium is by far my personal favorite, and in my opinion, the most original, creative, and fun.

This game is part simulation, part "management", part tycoon, part action, and all sorts of...well, insanity. You are put in charge of an aquarium, where you can buy goldish, carnivorous fish, and many other types of creatures that you grow and make money off of. (First win of the game: goldfish poop money!) You use this money for upgrades (upgrade the food to make the fish grow faster and get hungry less often, buy carnivorous fish that poop diamonds but eat little goldfish, etc.). You have access to dozens of unlockable aquarium pets throughout the game that help you in various ways, and you choose which three you'd like to bring to any level. Oh, but I haven't mentioned the aliens. That's right, folks, aliens are so jealous of your awesometacular aquarium that they'll attack, and throughout the campaign the aliens get fiercer (and sometimes come in multiples!). Aliens will eat your fish, but not if you kill them first with a laser gun that you can also upgrade...with the money your fish poop, of course.

Not only does this game have a great campaign that will keep you busy over the course of quite a few hours, but it also presents new challenges to the player along the way, in the forms of various alien types, different fish you have to figure out how to make profitable, etc. Not only that, but throughout playing you'll unlock sea shells that serve as currency for a "Pet Aquarium", where you can purchase fish (among other things) for a relaxing sim aquarium. These fish are essentially the same species from the game, but they come in a large variety of color combinations and sometimes even have special skills (some hilarious, some useful, etc.). What's even better? The selection of fish in the store is randomized and changed daily, meaning you'll come across some really awesome fish one day that you might not see for awhile again, so you can save your shells and get rarities or even just cool looking fish to add to you aquarium. You can collect quite a few, and you can even name them. You also have access to their "interests" screen, where you can learn more about your fish. Does Gill like to take walks in the park? How long have you owned little Floater? You can see all that and more.

Insaniquarium is a perfect example of PopCap at their finest. Sure, the game is "casual", but it offers you so many options and it has so much detail that many developers wouldn't have added in (like telling you your fish's interests, for example). If you are a fan of PopCap's earlier work, buy this. If you are a fan of simulation or tycoon games, buy this. If you are looking for a game with a sense of humor to pass a few hours, buy this. This is PopCap's best effort, and will forever be a classic.
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101 of 112 people (90%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Cookie Clicker wishes it was this game

10/10
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