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Very Positive (425 reviews) - 94% of the 425 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I remembered how much I loved this game in middle school, and now I have found it again! It's still as fun as I remember. lol. It's just a relaxing game, nothing hard about it. Naming the fish and saving money to buy new things for the tank is fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Tags : Casual - Twitch & Shooter

Lumping this in with other casual precision clicker games, in this one you have to feed fishies, collect coins, every fish will die after a while if not fed, and getting more fish is how you control difficulty and speed up the game, you unlock things for your aquarium as you beat levels, and sometimes you have to fight off aliens. All in all very satisfying experience, nice sound effects that dont annoy you despite being repetitive, cute fishies, the game is getting a little pixelated by today's standards but still went full screen and everything worked out smoothly.

I recommend this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I really like this game, it's fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Ahhh I remember playing this game as a kid. It was one of my favorite computer games, if not THE favorite at the time. I really love this game! It might be an aquarium game, but the twists this game puts into it makes it great.
Buy fish, feed fish, watch them give you money, get more fish, get fish that eat those fish giving more money, etc =
This game also has aliens! Every now and then, an alien will pop up in the tank, and you have to kill it before it kills all your fish. There are several different aliens and ways to beat them. Normal ones, ones you need to feed to kill, two headed, rocket launching and more.
There are four different tanks, five levels for each one. You can also play a timed version of said tanks, where the objective is to collect as much money as you can in a short amount of time, some of it going to your virtual tank. The vitrual tank is basically a normal, virtual fishtank. It's what it sounds like. For this tank you earn shells, which you do NOT earn as quickly as simple coins in the main game. Every day new fish are for sale, and if you are lucky, you might even find some color changing ones. There is also challenge, which you can play after beating the main game (which I have never gotten to. Never got that far.)
To end each level you need to buy the three parts of the egg, the eggs getting more and more expensive as you go on. After doing so, you get a new pet. You can have three active at once, and they can do several things. Feed your fish, gather money, fight of aliens, give you new fish, make money, and more. There are also very expensive bonus pets you can buy for shells.
At first it's pretty slow, but once you get a lot of fish in your tank towards the end of the levels, it can get pretty hectic, especially later on. You will need to click constantly! Switching from collecting as much money as you can to feeding your fish so they don't die, to making sure the fish with more special needs don't die, and fighting off the occational alien.
This game is awesome, and I would highly recommend it. It might be a bit old, but it's fun nonetheless.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
so nostalgic, glad I finally noticed it was on steam :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Insaniquarium is easily my favourite alien-fighting fish tank simulator.
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146 of 152 people (96%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
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
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135 of 147 people (92%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
like dark souls but with fish

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78 of 79 people (99%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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9.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
it is brokn
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7.9 hrs
Posted: September 18
Awesome game
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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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