Honesty-Like It or Not - Another hooked player
Got it for my grandson, kept it for myself.
After seeing so many ads for the mini games on other games I play I thought I’d download the game for my 4-year-old grandson to let him play on my phone when he wanted some entertainment, but discovered that it is a completely different type of game than advertised and it was too advanced for him to set up. He couldn’t possibly take care of the aquariums and fish regularly so I worked on getting it put together for him, thinking that the mini games would eventually show up. However, they are very rare and nothing like the ads depict them. It’s become my game and he sticks with more simple ones on my phone.
In the time I spent putting the aquariums together by working on the levels, I got hooked (pun intended.) I’ve been playing for about a month and enjoy it for the most part. I am glad that all of the levels, so far, have been beatable with or without the extras. It may take a long time to get through some of the levels (not all of them are rated properly IMHO - many aren’t marked as ‘Hard’ or ‘Super Hard’ when they actually are) but it is all game play, one way or another. I’m quite stingy in game play with my power ups and still only have one of each at most times. I’ve also spent money on the diamonds and an adventure pack, which I never do, but I really do enjoy the game and have “bonded” with most of my fish in the multiple aquariums.
come find me, DD team! - We love this game
Me and my husband play every night, for years! I see a lot of people kinda stuck on tanks, so I’m a nice person and figured I’d leave some valuable information. First of all, you only need to put in just enough coins for 3 stars per tank! After you get the 3 stars, go to next tank, and so on. Also, I purchase all the fish that my tank will hold before decorating simply bc you feed them fish daily and get coins. Then I save my coins and purchase the highest decoration available. You can also go back in the decorations and use any decoration that’s unlocked. This is helpful in purchasing the most expensive decoration so your tank isn’t so cluddered with meaningless junk. Additionally you can pile any amount of the same expensive decoration together so it’s not cluddered as well.
As far as money, you don’t have to spend to pass levels. I have over 100 of each booster, and I use my diamonds for the hammers, gloves, and torpedos. You can purchase diamonds tho. Look at it like this, don’t you purchase things in everyday life to make you happy? This is no different. It’s a choice. However, be warned! If you purchase diamonds, the ads that you get will become non existent for quite some time. If you do not purchase diamonds, you should receive your 3 ads every few hours daily.
I really hope this honest review helps.
MJ3CATS - I loved this game, but it is losing my interest
I thought this was a great game, but the farther I get in the levels, the less I get to play. It is so hard to win with it taking days sometimes to get through a level now that I am at Level 393. There is no control of where to put the bonus pieces you earn, they just get dropped into spots where you had a great move you could have made. It is hard to earn bonuses. I move a piece to do one thing, and it does something I didn’t ask it to do. I have not paid for anything yet, so that is probably why it doesn’t want me to win much. The worst part is after you get to play a few times, when you lose, it kicks you out of the game not allowing you to play for sometimes as long as 30 minutes!!! You also can earn 30 minutes of a help, like the bombs, then three minutes later, you get timed out for 30 minutes since you lost a half dozen times. You can’t choose when to use an hour you may have earned so if it is late in the night, you just lose the time. I have never played a game that was so sparse on rewards. The other thing is I like being on a team, but I am pretty useless when I can’t win a level during the days the competition is taking place. I guess if this game wants me to play other games more that won’t time me out so fast and for so long, then they are succeeding. I do love the aquarium and the fish, but that can only go so far with helping me stick with this game.
The little 1 - Addicting!
I found Fishdom a few months ago, and while it’s not what I thought it would be, I’ve become addicted to it. It’s very satisfying to beat these crazy levels! I also like the recent addition of having the ability to earn more power ups and be able to take I infinity time play can I have the time for it. I play mostly at night and I often have to forfeit a lot of “infinity lives” time play as they add up too quickly. At one point I had 14 hours of infinity lives and no way to put a hold on it. And that was after I had run out 4 hours! I ended up losing 7 hours! I wish there was a way to decide “when” we could use those bonus items (such as with the current bonus play where you can decide when to use you bonus items won). I don’t know any kid, young adult or grandma that has the time of time play. I’m retired and can play for long periods. And I do play fort long periods! It’s addicting! But I still end up losing a lot of infinity lives hours just because I need to sleep, eat and take care of the relief things. Other than that, I truly love this game! I am fifty my current level is in the 1700s and I have 1.5 million plus in points. I just started a few months ago. Thanks for all the fun.
Sethv25 - Cash grab
It was entertaining until about level 500. I realize difficulty should increase as you progress however it became exceedingly clear it became more rigged towards purchasing gems. The boosters often impede playability on the first move. They are placed specifically in the line-up of tiles clearly designed for gameplay (and effect). For example, five tiles combined are needed to make a bomb which is the only way to clear surrounding boxes. Despite being several other options for the boosters to be places, they predictably go into the exact boxes *designed* for gameplay to start that level. This applies even if you don’t select your boosters but are given them. So you have to keep losing the level to undo the in-game winning streak boosters. This depletes you’re lives and any advantage to actually being on a winning streak.
Second, there are too many animations that impede game play. Normally it’s just annoying until you get to timed levels. Using lightening, required on some levels, can wipe out a large amount of tiles (or all tile if two are combined) and the board has to refill. As it refills more combinations are being made and it takes longer. All the while the clock is still ticking, and if you’ve made enough explosions another lightening booster(s) is waiting to drop. During that time you cannot make any moves and the clock is still ticking down. This has to be intentional to make you purchase gems.
Done with the in-app purchase model.
Mystee Dawn - Just one change, please!!
I can live with the levels, even though some make me need a blood pressure pill... I can evenn live with the non-matching trailer park looking decorations... I can even live with the constant asking for miney, as if you’re homeless on Burboun Street... but for the love of God, please remove Goldflipper, Rachel, & Leo!!! Or atleast give the option to remove or hide them! I have played this on and off for years in between major surgeries. It’s fristrating at times, but like others, I’m addicted to the strategy of the game, as well as decorating my tanks, which I do very often. It is annoying to have to have so many decorations that many look like a flea market, in order to get the stars to move to the next aquarium.. But no where near as annoying as having Goldflipper, Leo, & Rachel in my tanks. For one, we spend money and carefully decide how we want our tanks to look, then we’re blasted with these annoying animals in our tanks, that we have no decision over. And, have you ever tried cleaning your home with a toddler right under your feet, in your way??? THESE ARE MY TODDLERS!!! And I would like to put them up for adoption!!! I have a toddler already. He’s cute, he knows when we’re cleaning, to either clean or play, out of the way of others. These don’t mind at all. Please, I beg you! Don’t make me want to throw my phone... It’s expensive! Just give the option to hide them for OCD folks!!
MikerTheHobb - Fun… for a cost
I’m probably going to play this for a little longer, so don’t let me discount the addictive nature of this game. I’d have quit if i wasn’t being amused.
That being said, the fact that it’s a naked cash grab isn’t lost on me. Some levels are simply unwinnable without a “boost”. Don’t believe me? I hit roughly level 1100 and every other level is “super hard” or a “challenge” ( that you cannot opt out of…). I spent $50 for this little experiment, so I’m sure some PR guy will reply that no level is unbeatable, but when you win based off of spending, right? So, when the app feels you haven’t spent enough, you get all the levels you can’t win without a boost. And it directly correlates to how much you spend! I had my wife just in this as a control. As soon as I spent $50, I got about 20 levels that were “easy”, whereas she didn’t spend anything and got slammed on those same levels. So we remade the accounts and got to where the app wants you to spend money. This time, she dropped a $20 and got half as many “easy” levels, while I got slammed.
Basic idea, they made a fun game that makes it too easy to spend money, and that’s the point. They didn’t make this out of generosity. I’m getting annoyed by the fact that I don’t want to spend $20 a day so my time in Fishdom may be ending soon, but I’ll never fault it for a lack of entertainment value.
redhotintx - The fish are entertaining at first. It wears off.
I have had a few problems with this game in the past and support did not seem to be working, but eventually they resolved the issue of disappearing aquariums and coins. It took so long I got out of the habit of playing. I still play when I have time on my hands. Happening more often now so I am appreciating it again right now. Haven’t had any problems in quite some time so don’t know about support now. Guess as long as you’re not having a problem everything is good. I am not as interested in the process of decorating the aquariums and watching the fish, but they are still cute. Other reviews have stated this game is aimed at bilking you for money and I have to agree with that, but they all are. Still, you CAN play it without spending money for "diamonds & coins.” The further you go the more frequently you have no moves available at all or your available moves allow NO progress toward completing the level. When there are no moves, the pieces reshuffle, sometimes after one move it is back to no moves, reshuffles, repeats the cycle again and again. That totally kills my enjoyment of the game...so quit and go on to something else. I still like the look of this game, but as I said before it’s mostly just okay for passing time.
Opossums5 - Only one complaint
I really love this one. The rewards are generous. I have spent .99 one time in over a year. The one complaint is that the buttons are arranged so that it is too easy to spend 9 diamonds for 5 extra moves at the end of a failed level. I have probably lost about 45 diamonds this way. I think they could just make it where you have to confirm or move the button, and seems like either of those things would be easy to incorporate. I know I’m not the only one by reading reviews so if the developers leave it as is, it would leave me with a bad taste.
Update: the above still goes, but you learn the discipline.
No other game has kept me playing this long. I do spend a few bucks on occasion but don’t feel forced into it to keep playing. I just put it into perspective with whatever else I waste money on! If you don’t want to spend money, just have patience. Really like the teams when you find the right one, and also the gold pass events. I also think the event gives you generous rewards even if you don’t buy the gold pass. I could do without the stories, but you still get generous rewards if you participate.
Also customer support has always been responsive to me.
WickedAwful - Game is very costly but very additive
I truly enjoy this game and honestly wish that you could have unlimited play for free. The free play should not be limited to five games at a time, but should be unlimited. As long as you want to play and if you want to purchase extras then I can understand being charged for the extra advantages that you pay for in order to help you exceed in your levels quicker. Also the plants and fish that you purchase I could understand if those cost money for the more expensive ones. However for the little plants and cheaper fish they should be able to be earned after playing and winning x amount of games and you should not have to pay to open a bank of coins that you earned during your game play. That’s unreasonable in my opinion, because if you choose to purchase a package that allows you to earn the coins faster. You are being charged to earn the coins and then to use them! That’s double dipping and honestly pretty greedy on the game makers part, in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, as I definitely love this game, but I cannot afford this game! Not to mention you have to leave your older fish aquarium’s behind after you have earned the stars and gained entry to new aquariums and you cannot go back and feed the fish you have left behind.
angela.waterman - My go-to game for 4 years!
Sometimes there bad updates, sometimes there are really good updates. I play daily, I’ve spent my fair share of money because I wanted to, I did not need to. There are many difficult challenges- I’ve seen ‘em all. I’m on level 5239 - I have a family, a full time job, and this is my wake up & play and then relax & wind down game. One of challenges, fixing the submarine, hasn’t been available for quite awhile and that was one of my faves. The holiday events are ok, not my most liked challenge. I dislike the ones that are temporary that require collecting special items to “purchase” upgrades to the aquarium space. I wish the developers could just release like 100 levels instead 15 or 20 a week. But it’s acceptable. One of the best things in Fishdom is they aren’t any ads ruining the fun between levels or anything. You can watch ads if you want to by clicking the video icon, or not. No forcing. Awesome!
Another issue I see are the ads for Fishdom I keep seeing on other games I play occasionally- what’s up with those? They are seriously dumb. They do not represent the Fishdom game at all. They’re non-existent challenges not seen in this game anywhere (moving parts to allow water to flow so fish can escape, or outrunning a shark?!?!) Those are huge misconceived ads!
Cablegyrl - Awesome!
In the day, to day grind of working, commuting, giving seminars, conferences, meetings, children’s school, homework, sports activities, Mortgage, rent, utilities, laundry, cooking, cleaning, we are a society that’s in a constant race, to get everything done, we are all Superman, Wonder Women, and every other Super Hero that exists. We all live to work, and as we age, we slow down, we start forgetting simple things. I’m 60, I have never played a Video, or other Computer game. And, like lots of people my age, my memory, and focus isn’t what it use to be. I’m tired of hearing, and seeing bad things that have become a daily occurrence. My doctor suggested I try playing a challenging game, she said it will work but he brain, something involving strategy, focus, but fun. She suggested Fishdom. I have found it relieves stress, it’s very enjoyable and fun! Creative, adventurous, and everyone knows watching fish has a calming affect! It’s a blast! Not an identical aquarium anywhere, it’s interesting to create your own Aquarium World. I can’t wait to get home, and eDee use my brain! I’m almost at level 1300, and look forward to each new challenge. Plus, it’s great for any age group, and appropriate. Can’t wait for the next adventure!
MrsWilburn - Almost no complaints
Yes, this game is quite addicting. They keep you saying “Okay, just a few more levels” by giving prizes that are timed (like free lives for 30 minutes, etc.). Yeah, I see your tricks! I’ve played a few matching games & I’d say this one is the most enjoyable. I wouldn’t get bored of it as quick as others.
Every certain number of levels you win, you get to play a mini game. These are the mini games that are seen on the ads. Let me just say.. major eye roll!! These games could be won by a toddler. If you’re wanting to download based on just those, don’t.
“Oh, no! The fish is stuck in some seaweed! Which item should we use to help it out?? Clippers(Scissors) OR a toilet??” They haven’t used a toilet as one of the options (that I’ve seen so far), but that isn’t far off of what they do use.
My only other complaint is the placement of items in our aquariums. I just wish we had the option to overlap items (that we place) by some parts of the background. For example, if I’m sitting a house down but I want part of it to be behind a rock that was already part of the aquariums background-I can’t. It will look like it’s partially floating on a rock.
I know this game isn’t about design, it’s just those little things that sometimes irritates.
Tiffer 🙄 - Just Deleted
After a year or so playing and on level 2024 I finally deleted this game. Enjoyed playing, didn’t spend money on it very often. Just got tired of the manipulative algorithm that would have you run out of moves or time with just one move to win. Also, annoyed when I still have a few moves but game won’t release the bubbles needed to finish level. So goodbye Fishdom, I won’t miss you and sure you won’t miss me. Also lowered my rating. The following is a previous review since I simply edited to say goodbye. Tiffer roll your eyes at this. Play this game as a way to unwind and mostly enjoy it. I spend some money on it from time to time but not much. A few times I’ve almost deleted it because the game at times seems designed to make you spend money which I get, so I’m patient and stay stuck on a level at times for a few days. Really irritates me when the board is completely cleared and you have a few moves left and need only one more bubble but the game won’t release a bubble, grrr. Those are the times I nearly deleted. I also despise the new reward system of vouchers for designer fish. Yuck, those fish are ugly and I’d rather have the old reward system back where you get power ups. Another ploy to get players to spend. I’m in the 1700s on levels so been playing awhile. Maybe not much longer though if changes keep being made to squeeze me for money.
FE410 - Fun, but too stingy with rewards
An enjoyable match 3 game, but way too stingy with rewards; takes forever to earn enough to fill your fish tank, and so miserly with handing out gems you may as well forget about it. I hate the timed levels, you basically just have to keep playing them until you hit a turn that drops enough bombs to just randomly blow up all the tiles because there's just no time for studying the grid and planning a strategy. You need patience for this game, or else be prepared to spend lots of real coin in order to keep playing and advancing levels. GET RID OF THE TIMER!
Update: Now into the levels above 800. The game has only gotten worse. Now some levels have individual time bombs in the squares that you must take out before they count down and end the game before you're even out of turns. More and more it has become a matter of just taking turns until the level wins itself by dropping enough power-ups to complete the round. I'm getting very close to deleting the app entirely.
Another update: The game is actually CHEATING! For the last FIVE GAMES IN A ROW I have been left with nothing but one or two squid to capture, and the game simply stopped issuing new squid! I even used up my gems buying extra turns to clear this level, but still no squid popping up until after last turn has been played! That’s the last straw. Deleting now.
Ply33352 - Too contrived
I have Two issues with this game. First is if you lose and you can use nine diamonds to get five more moves it appears instantly and you can accidentally hit it. I have continued a level about 12 times. 10 of those were by accident when was absolutely no way to win the level in five moves. I think when you hit the button by five more moves the game should ask you if that’s what you really meant.
Secondly, There is really no such thing as infinity play. They give it to you, yes, but you’re really only allowed to win one or two levels. When you get to your limit of levels you can win on an infinity play it doesn’t matter whether you are on an easy, hard or super hard level, You’re simply not allowed to win. I was pretty sure that was the case but I tried it on my last infinity play. I was on the easy level and I played it for two hours of infinity play and never won. If I tried to use a booster they would place the booster in the absolutely worst possible place that would actually mess up what you have would have started with if you had not used a Booster. If you came very very close to winning, all Poseidon a lightning bolt would appear in the very spot you getting ready to do something with. Amazingly enough, as soon as infinity play had run out, I won the level.
I do not like games that are that contrived.
AJturtle - Fishdom
Nice game; addictive 😃 The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because you try a level over and over and end up buying or using gems for the extra moves to beat it; meanwhile you earn the bombs you needed (in the first place) when you continue playing that level (with gems) and you can't save those bombs when you finish the level. These bombs would have been nice having in the first place (maybe you wouldn't have needed those extra moves); so you actually spend gems and forfeit bombs that you just bought or earned just at the end when you lost the level BUT you can't use for the next level to win and you're right back where you started... you need bombs & you're not going to pass that next level unless you gems to get those few extra moves needed to win.
It would also be nice if we could replay previous levels for coins to buy new items or fish for our aquariums and earn experience points.
The levels shouldn’t be based solely on difficulty but on repetition to beat a level. There’s no where to go from here where I’m stuck. No more $$ out of my pocket. What are you guys going to do to keep your loyal players!?!
Docov - Definitely rigged
After playing 930 some rounds I’ve noticed that the controls start to become real sloppy ... example when you go to swap to the emblems it will actually go the other way so you have to mainly click on each an individual item to swap instead of putting your finger on one emblem and move it to another when you try that it actually goes the other way so if you’re trying to connect the corner emblem to say to make a line of five it will sometimes go the other way and connect only three...... when you start using the explosive the mines the dynamite the firecrackers and so on it shows up in a meter .... you must fill up this meter and then it gives you this triangle looking lightning bolt the problem is every time you use those explosive they don’t really power up the meter like they’re supposed to which doesn’t give you those extra power ups so you got a watch out for that..... and there’s also the challenges select you’re supposed to clear out 24 bubble emblems well you’ll have to spend six or 10 of your moves before any of those ones that you’re supposed to clear out will drop down hence you can’t win on the first round unless you spend money to buy these power ups...... it’s sad that they have to rip the game like this not only could’ve been extremely fun but like a lot of Game Developers their greed has outweighed their talent for making a game fun
thdvgghu - Can’t play w/out spending $$$$
Most “free” games have in app purchases available, and that is accepted. Fishdom makes it virtually impossible to complete levels (even if willing to wait for more lives) without spending “diamonds” which are pretty much (in any meaningful quantity) only available through purchase with real money. There are few chances otherwise. The advertised fun “figure out escape” games are virtually non-existent. They throw one in at the beginning to avoid lawsuits I suppose. You can “win” diamonds for your fishy bank which you must purchase with real money. There was a week time limit on this that I thought I could wait out and not pay. Nope, limit just resets. I admit I have spent money on this because it’s an easy game to play while sick (i.e. doesn’t take too much effort). You can win coins quite easily, but they are essentially worthless other than buying fish and decorations for your aquarium and giving you the occasional diamond or two. It’s entertaining enough, but not worth the cost to play. Even if you’re willing to stop and wait for new lives. Not enough rewards that aren’t worthless coins. When you do earn rewards such as infinite lives for a # of hours you are forced to claim them immediately rather than choose when you’re willing to spend another 2+ hours playing an iPad game. Just my opinion.
SCCat - is this real life?! 🙀
I originally downloaded Fishdom early of this year, however after a few hundred levels it finally clicked in my brain that I’ve been playing similar (almost identical) games for years now. Fishdom has become my favorite go-to game hands down. The levels are challenging and can be incredibly aggravating at times. Especially when the levels cheat you. :/ Unfortunately this happens all too often to me, for instance I just finished a level that I should’ve beat on the 1st try had it not cheat me out of my turns. It’s aggregating and not fair to advid players like myself who love the game. I wish this would stop happening and that I could be compensated some diamonds considering I’ve beaten over a thousand levels. So I can only imagine how many times that’s happened to me. I wish there wasn’t a limit on the number of fish per aquarium or possibly joint-aquariums with friends! Maybe one day there will be a way to highlight our favorite aquarium overall in the profile section? And why isn’t there any additional ways of earing diamonds quicker other than purchasing them? All in all, thanks Fishdom for all of your wonderful underwater adventures! Can’t wait to see what’s going to come out next! :)
Tambrow - 1000 levels ago I would give 5
I like the game a lot. I have the same complaint as others. You get stuck on levels and sometimes they are impossible to beat until the level gives you cheats. Don’t spend money often because you don’t get much for spending money. Maybe I just don’t have the skills to beat some levels but I chose this game for that reason. I like puzzles but don’t like spending a lot of time figuring them out if that makes sense. I’m on level 1300 so I guess I can’t be that bad at puzzles. My point is a lot of days I can’t really enjoy the game because I can’t spent a lot of money on it and won’t but miss being able to enjoy mindless playing and fun decorating.
Maybe they could make a playing mode for people who want a big challenge. Then again if it’s random and or the developer has made levels unbeatable until you have no lives or cheats I think they should reconsider that. I’d probably pay if I got more for what I’m buying because I’ll play for hours sometimes when it’s easy. I’m having a good time! My bank won’t let me go down that dark road if I’m not going to win after paying. Actually come to think of it as I write this I am pretty frustrated with the game lol.
LCS973 - Very addictive cool game, but......
I have been playing this game for almost a year. I enjoy it very much, but I get caught up and to keep moving forward a lot of time after many tries , you need to make purchases which I think are way to expensive for what you get. I think you need to get more for your money. If you are not careful it almost becomes like gambling. I have spent way to much money on this game. Some of the boards are really not possible unless less you use diamonds you need to purchase. They do few offer some if select the diamonds on the daily bonus, but they aren’t even enough to continue on a game with a couple more moves or time.
Also right now it won’t let me play on regularly without a credit card to make purchases until I do an update and put in a credit card that it can charge. I dont want to buy anything now, I really want to challenge myself and stop spending money on this but I can’t even start a new game. I have been stupid and spent at least hundreds of dollars on this addictive game. So careful and also you are charged more than what you think you are paying.
I normally am really good at a game after all this time, but the boards do change as well, even if it’s the same board. So it won’t always start the same each time.
Hugs Rivers 26 - Mixed Feelings
So much fun, but really expensive to play! I love the graphics of this game and the challenge but it is really hard to beat levels. I usually end up paying to play longer. When you do pay you go through the credits fast and as you progress through rounds things get more and more expensive, in terms of fun aquarium supplies to buy, and they take longer and require more credits/money to acquire them. Kudos to the developers for creating such a fun game and I’m all for getting paid what you deserve but when I play and pay, I hate feeling like I’m just paying a bunch of greedy people. It does taint my enjoyment of this game. This could be such a fun game for kids, most of whom, I’m sure can not afford to play this game! Too bad! Lastly, but gladly, as I come to the end of the game, I can use the money I spent on this game monthly towards a new car payment or two. If you are interested in feedback, maybe lighten up on the difficulty or the cost, or both, you might find you’ll make more money in the long run. Other than all that I’ve really enjoyed the premise and graphics and maneuverability of the game! It’s one of the good ones!
Nicole_Diehl72112 - Fun game yet challenging sometimes
It's a fun game but sometimes challenging. I think it should take less time to get lives but maybe that's cause it's addictive. What is the deal with asking for lives, you get them and then they disappear? If I have the lives from friends then I should be able to use them, it’ll keep me playing longer and then I’d wait the time for the new lives. For example, my thing just said I had 8 lives I believe, could’ve been 4 (but I have had where it said 8) and it only let me have 2 of them, it took the rest away. That irks me and then I won’t play for a day or 2 cause I’m agitated. Also, I think when you beat the "event" levels and receive an infinity lives for 2 hours, you should be able to start it when you're ready. Once you start you can't stop it, but if I beat a level and then get the unlimited lives for 2 hours, I end up losing it if I can't keep playing for that time period. It's a reward and you can make it to where you can't earn another one until that one is used but, it seems rather unfair that if I beat it and earn that at, let's say 10pm, I can't always stay up until midnight to use it. Or if I beat it at 8am and start work at 8:30am, I can't use it and therefore I lose it. That bothers me quite a bit.
1029384756qwertyhhfbfjdrbfj - Best game ever
I love this game so much. You can make teams you can invite your friends to join your team and you can win treasures together. I like this because I can get new fish and decorate my aquariums and I can make a team it’s really fun because then you can win vultures and that gives you more things you can buy I also like that you can get new aquariums and you don’t have to stay on the same aquarium another reason I like this game is because it helps me Think of what to do when I am on the game it helps me to pick the right moves so I can win the game. Another reason why I like this game is because all the fish that are there they all have a nice names and you can change them if you don’t like their names sometimes you can help other teammates that you have on your team like if they don’t have enough hearts and you can give them hearts to help them win their games and every time and you guys all like let’s say if it asked you to join a team game and you won the whole game you get to add up to the leaderboard it’s really fun and I think when you get this game you will be so happy that you bought the game
AmeliaPuraVida - Fun, but not always easy to enjoy for free
I like to use the game as a way to decompress after a long day, or when I have some down time between stuff. I love when I get the timed infinite life reward, but HATE that I can’t activate it during a time when I can actually utilize it!! Also, I’m not fond of being forced to accept one that’s awarded to me, when there’s a gold pass reward event going on! Earlier today, I opened it to play for a bit, before heading to an event. I played a couple of rounds on the game, but when I finished with the second round and it took me back to the aquarium screen, I suddenly got a pop up that the gold pass event is going on. The pop up forced me to not have any other choice, but to click all of the prompts that the little penguin character put a green arrow next to, for me to click on. As luck would have it, the last forced prompt I had to click was, you guess it...a 1 hour infinite life reward, that I couldn’t even enjoy due to time constraints. Had I been able to have the choice of whether or not to click through that event prompt, I could have come back when I had time to actually enjoy using the reward and play the game for a while. If we earn the reward, we should be able to decide when we want to activate it.
Wrks4me - It would have been 5 stars except
Greed!!! The further you progress the more deliberate it gets requiring money to proceed. My Christmas tank is pathetic only because I wouldn't spend anymore money on extras so that I could proceed. I've spent a lot of money on this game & I was ok with it because it was a great game & worth the fun I was getting out of it. The higher I got the more I noticed the deliberate ways it was obviously not going to let me advance. When you have to pop the bubbles to complete the level & I had 10 or more moves left to get my last bubble yet there weren't any bubbles on the board until I reached my last 2 moves left & one drops not giving me any chance to get it. This has happened to me many times not just with bubbles, but the sqiuds as well. So how can people higher up the ladder get the needed levels completed to earn the bells & dress up our holiday tanks when it takes hours if not days to complete the harder levels as you progress into the levels 200 & higher. So yes this used to be a great game, now however I have no interest when all I can do is play 5 times before having to close it down & wait it out for 5 more unless I spend more money for another 5 minutes of play. It's sad because I really did enjoy playing it an even spending money on it until I realized I was spending more then the pleasure I was getting out of it.
DevonZmaj - Why no coins as I wait for “levels”?
I’m now at level 4621 after having “run out of levels” once already, I saw a refresh and woo-hoo more levels (so now I can generate coins to decorate my tank). And then ... in less than an hour ... I ran out of levels AGAIN and am expected AGAIN to play for keys or some team bs which is really playing the same levels but now they are harder (eg no lightning now less effective alternative) and NO COINS.
This is a scam - it costs more to beat these non level “levels” which are otherwise the same as normal levels, but I dont make any progress in the game. Which seems to be what the developers had in mind? I just want to work towards decorating my tanks and finish up my current tanks AT MY PACE - not yours!!! It’s ok if I have to wait for more tanks, but this situation is infuriating as there is no sound reason to stall my progress in tank star achievement without coins for winning these “levels” and this is a waste my boosters. Really super disappointed. I’m not spending another dime on this game!
I’ve already spent a lot of money and time on this game and I’m THIS close to just walking away permanently. Stop trying to manipulate the players - if you have unlimited key/treasure “levels” (with no treasure mind you) then you can give us coins for them -no excuses for removing the coins. 😤
ddkthisis ridiculous - Deleted
So many disappointments. Finally just deleted it at Level 1600 something. First, the game they advertise with is not the game you actually play. You think you are going to guide the fish through obstacles to a goal. Nope. It’s a matching levels game. Virtually the same game over and over with a few variations. I really loved the squid and the seals games. Really, really hated the oil levels. And then you can “decorate” tanks that you unlock with coins you “earn.” You generally have 3 tanks you are building at a time. You would expect levels to get harder and you understand the game wants you to spend money. I didn’t spend any money. Without making purchases, you will have to stay at the same level, even as long as a day or two, but they let you get to the point where you just need ONE MORE turn to win the level and move on. This happens regularly and I realize they want you to make purchases. I’d rather buy a game outright than be manipulated to make in-app purchases. Ultimately, the reason I deleted the game is I don’t like the constant manipulation. If you don’t mind making a lot of in-app purchases, you will probably enjoy this app. It’s a good game, but definitely rigged to make you want to spend money to move from harder levels.
midknight49 - I like playing
The game is great,but with a drawback to it. You work hard to get the diamonds then you have to pay to get your diamonds back. That doesn’t seem fair. Their yours to begin with. Is it just me or does anyone feel the same way?
I’m giving you one star because you don’t have a zero. I feel I get cheated almost every time I play your game. When I’m playing on a level with the squid it says a squid is in danger and you want us to spend money on dolphins to save them. I’ve spent to much on this game already. I still had game points and I lost them because I wouldn’t spend any more money. I’m thinking very seriously to delete the game.
I have been playing level 481 for a day and a half, every time the squid gets near the top it wants you to call the dolphins to help and of course you have to spend money. I have spent way to much money playing this game and I refuse to spend any more. I have to start all over trying to beat level 481 because they won’t give you a chance before you get thrown off and you have to start over again. Any game is supposed to be fun to play but when you get cheated because they want you to spend money it’s not fun. It’s frustrating.☹️
Katgir - Very addicting!
I love this game and do play everyday. It is definitely my escape. I don’t understand how people are complaining about having to spend money to beat certain levels. I do all the extras so that I can get the rewards which are coins and diamonds. I have not spent one penny on this game and I’m on level 1685!! All my fish tanks have 3 gold stars and I do not move on until they do even when the next tank is unlocked. I also have most trophies and am on my way to achieving the others, those just take time. My only complaint is I do not like when it asks if you want to continue on for 9 diamonds at the end of a game and I accidentally hit it while I’m still swiping on my game when it pops up before I can stop myself. So sometimes I end up losing 9 diamonds because I’m already committed to my move and it’s too late to stop. It’s frustrating when you are on a game and you know you have no chance to beat it with 5 additional moves and that’s when it seems to only happen!! Can that option be moved so that it pops up more to the corners or side other than same place as the try again spot?
Friendordoe - Terrible purchasing conditions. Paid and didn’t receive my purchase.
On more than one occasion I have spent money to buy gems and boosters. The process went through and said enjoy your game with your purchases, but then the purchases were never received. I wrote to who I thought I should, giving them the date and time and nothing was done. A couple of times, a purchase didn’t go through, so I tried again, then I was charged double. Because Buthelezi time I bought it again, all of a sudden the first purchase, which said no money was taken from my account corrected itself. Literally for I g me to ha e paid twice for a purchase. I love this game, but someone needs to look into my account and see what happened. Especially for the purchases I made but didn’t receive at all. Why is it so hard getting in contact with someone who can handle these problems immediately? I went where I was supposed to go, then was told to boot another link, which would never open up. If this happens again, I will fervently find who I need to talk to and get some type of satisfaction. I’ll also bash this game on social media with all my will and energy. I love this game, but I will not be ripped off. Especially when I do and have made a considerable amount of purchases. No other gamer has ever given me this particular problem. Make it right please. Thank you.
Lissachar - Cost too much to win
I love playing this game. I have spent much more money than I ever should have on it to try to win challenges and aqua tasks. I have reached the higher levels now. My biggest issue is when I have to “wait for new level” and can only “look for treasure”. I do not like it because I can’t gain ticket and any bombs or extra lightning boosters are voided as soon as I clear the board. This amazingly seems to happen when I’m close to winning the challenges against other players (collect pearls, lightning bolts etc..). If the makers of this game want us to keep playing, levels should be available or at least allow us to use up remaining boosters and collect tickets after clearing a board. It takes a ridiculously long time to collect the tickets that we need to purchase special fish. I also do not like that we can only win gems with completion of challenges. I can purchase the highest amount of gems won cheaper than paying to win the challenges!! I have deleted this app before. If I delete again, I will not reinstall it! I have deleted this game again. It costs too much for a “free” game. You cannot win in higher levels without buying boosts. What’s more, I removed my credit card profile and won’t let me play this “free game” without one being on file! If it’s “free”, why do I need a credit card on file to play it?!?!
TechnoHacked - Lost its charm after developer got greedy
Used to be enjoyable. Nice graphics. Cute concept. We all like challenges....if it were too easy we would lose interest. But recent update (????) added a squid rescue feature. The squid themselves are cute, and added a nice challenge and twist to the game. Level 331 however has a feature, or maybe glitch???, where a window pops up randomly in the game that effectively ends the game. The box says the squid are in danger and you MUST call in the dolphin requesters. Which requires 18 gems. If you do not pay the gems, the game abruptly ends and you lose a life. I've been on this level for over a week now. I've used all of my gems, all of my bonus items like bombs and hammers. I actually broke down and spent 0.99 just now to "finally" pass the level since I had already cleared 7 of the 9 dolphins and all of the pearls when it popped up. Guess what? Still lost the level. I refuse to spend any more money. And losing the same level approximately 150 times in the last week and a half isn't fun. I'm done. Way to lose customers Playrix.
🤠I Like Cheese🤠 - It’s great! However..
This app is very fun and addictive! However, I see a bunch of false ads on different games for Fishdom, and they don’t have any of those mini-games in the actual game! I did not download fishdom from the ads about rescuing a fish, but I think it’s unfair to advertise like that. Plus, the customer service is HORRID. I’d honestly like to challenge the creators in to replying to this comment, because I haven’t seen a single reply to any review mentioning the advertisements. Playrix, you need to own up to the false advertisement and actually show the game for what it is! One other thing about the game that really annoys me is that you can TELL they’re looking for you to spend a ton of money. The gems and power-ups are ridiculously priced and they’re always reminding you that there’s some kind of sale going on. They need to relax with that and just let people purchase if they want to purchase. That being said, I know I just completely trashed the app, but all in all it’s a great game. The fish are adorable and the decorations are the cutest. The different tanks are wonderful as well. Thanks for reading, and Playrix, I hope you take the time to actually read your reviews because your customer service is not the best right now.
Lenora Dragonfly - Great game in the beginning
I’ve had this game for a few months, and it was fun in the beginning. The levels were challenging but doable. You could plan a few moves ahead and figure it out. I’m now past level 2k, and most of the levels are impossible to do without boosters. The number of moves you have, and the way the color pieces are scrambled so they are much harder to match prevent you from finishing a level in one or two tries. You have to try five times, wait a few hours, and then try another five times, before the game starts dropping bombs to help you pass the level. In the beginning, only a few levels were this difficult. But past the 2k mark, most of the levels are like that, and it’s not fun anymore, where you don’t really use your brain but depend on luck and the algorithm that send you the right boosters. When you do get your own boosters, it then becomes super easy and you just explode everything and pass without doing the actual puzzle. Being stuck on the same level gets annoying and I don’t even know why I play anymore. And using the boosters to clear every level gets old. I wanna use my brain and solve puzzles myself.
D.Sympathy - Like an underwater Bejeweled
Dear Fishdom Developers, Fishdom is another take on bejeweled. I don’t even understand how Bejeweled is so popular. I personally never really got into the game and after a while they are all the same. But ups to you on the effort. I would pick Fishdom over Cookie Jam, but not over the Family Guy version of Bejeweled. The fish talk so that’s kind of cool. Quit trying to connect me to Facebook! Facebook, does not take care for its users and as long as it doesn’t I will continue my personal boycott. Thank you again, I appreciate your time. Keep up the good work. I am unfortunately going to be leaving the game, after a while it seems impossible to win without purchasing boosters. While I appreciate the fact that you don’t have ads, I would rather watch an ad than pay real life money. I have limited funds and I also realize limited time. Spending money on a game that truly only occupies time is just not worth it for me. The concept and the design while very cool, just encourages one to buy more things you don’t need. I am assuming buying decorations for your fishbowl is just another way to program a person to purchase unnecessary items in real life. Thank you for your time, and take care. ❤️🤗😜.
tinzoooval - Changes
This used to be such a fun game that I would get up through the night and play. I have set up all night just to play it. Now.....I really do not mind if weeks go by before I set to play again. Every game I have ever played has been ruined by trying to put too much in, and this is one of those games. I am not one of those people that don’t like change either....if it’s needed. I do believe you need to stay relevant, but at any cost? That’s where I draw the line. Most of the “new” is just stupid. Most people are looking for a game that they can play at their own luxury......to actually set and relax, but after all the changes I have a hard time combing the two. It is not all that relaxing anymore. I haven’t figured out the “group” thing works. I tried to start my own, but no one bit. I don’t know how to get to know the people, what THEIR rules are or going to be (whoever starts the group gets to set their own rules?....what level you have to be at, etc...). There are too many issues to go into now because my review would look like a book, lol. But just a few months ago, I still would have given at least a three star (some changes weren’t too bad, yet), but just not happy with at this point. I do hope that changes and I can start to enjoy my game again.
Jaybird129 - So predictable
I’m on level 2820....your game is on my nerves because the free time you give out is used up on one hard level if you don’t use boosters. I’ve stockpiled diamond (I’ve got over 1800) and coins (I’ve got 118,000plus) so I could do whatever I wanted to beat the level obviously. I’ve never spent one thin dime—there’s not a game out there that would ever get me to spend real money on a game. My issue is— it’s so predictable when you are at these hard levels. I just play them day after day, getting defeated until the game finally lets you win. You can tell when it’s going to too—gems will blow up nowhere near where you just made your move, and there have been times when I pick white to be removed with a booster I’ve earned...and there’s white gems that will not be taken away with the use of that booster. So lame. Also— when you’re at the beginning of any game — nobody needs the ribbon coming across the screen to tell us what that games goal is. It’s at the top of the screen for heaven’s sake....we can see for ourselves. Irritating as hell. Just stop with the free time if all you’re going to do is keep you stuck on a hard level for the hour that is given and that’s all I’ve got to say.
Bdlmsplaygrnd - Don’t download this game. It was designed to take your money.
Don’t play this game. It will make you spend money endlessly to keep playing. Go buy a Nintendo switch instead. It keeps making me lose after I hit a score of over 200 trying to get me to purchase tools to get me to the next level or trying to sell infinite lives but only for two hours. I thought it was because I was making mistakes at first but then it started doing it to me right after the first move which wasn’t much. It would give me no moves then reshuffle and still nothing. I played it in front of several people who also noticed there was no possible way to go to the next level unless I purchased tools or gems to keep going. So if your playing and keep getting nowhere You will start to believe it’s you but it’s not. This game was designed to take your money. Also the worst part was when win a game and it gives you the options to skip to a new game the button worked fine until
I purchased or claimed two hours of infinite play. The button had to be pressed as much as 10 times to get it to skip. The algorithm was purposely doing it to me to make me run out of time. Once my time was up the button would go back to only having to be pressed once. That is cheating and I got so mad thinking about it I’ve deleted the game.
Robin Moss Wysong - Your rating
You should have gotten a bigger rating but you make it so hard to even move up with the hard level some of the hard levels is easier to beat them the regular levels I hate the ones that you are on a time limit but the sad part about this game is to be able to move to different aquariums and you decorate them the way that they are to be decorated to make them beautiful to make other people want to look at your aquarium and want yours to look as beautiful as there’s the new fish with the tickets are awesome but you never can get enough tickets to even be able to get a beautiful fish that would match your aquarium Nuts that you have up can make it aquarium look really nice but there again you don’t even get enough not to be able to buy anything of any day since it is a shame that this is such a fun game and could be a much better game and get more people to play if you were able to purchase the items to make your aquariums look nicer and to be able to move up to the next aquariums without it taking you weeks to do so
kndF - Player Beware...must have $$$ to play!
After playing Fishdom off and on for years, I decided to try again. To my dismay, the booster rewards are not plentiful, nor frequent. I’ve been playing the same level, which is identified as hard, for the past week! I don’t know how to get out of this level without buying additional boosters. There isn’t a way to continue the game without finishing the level. I’ve completed all but one task multiple times and must purchase additional lives to continue. If you don’t have extra money to play this game, I can testify you won’t get very far. I’m amazed at the rating this game gets, with it being touted as a game for ages 4 and up. I’m an adult, with a masters degree, and I guess younger players are more capable than me. My message is player beware. Purchasing additional lives are the only way to reach the higher levels. Unless, of course, you have unlimited time to continuously play the same level week after week. Even when additional rewards are awarded throughout play, they drop in randomly and take away moves that are beneficial to the player. So, money and frustration are the outcome of playing this game. I don’t know how other ratings can indicate this game as relaxing. Very disappointed with this newer version of play since the game’s origination.
Poopsie Me - Hungry fish-dirty aquariums
I am addicted and obsessed with FISHDOM!!! I play almost everyday, but I am bummed that ALL my fish don’t get fed and ALL my aquariums don’t get cleaned. It’s also a drag that new aquariums aren’t opened quicker. I’ve got almost a million coins I want to spend!!! Come on developers, I need your help. Some new fish would be welcomed too. I love the last two you added but I want more. I also wish there was a way to temporarily disable the fish activity. They seriously impede me when I’m trying to rearrange my aquariums (which I do alot). Same goes for Sir Goldflipper and Herman and his bathescape. While I have your attention I have to mention how much I hated the recent Christmas event. I was so relieved that you returned to the format that allows us to buy what we want!! I have a crazy amount of Christmas “stuff” in storage. I need a special Christmas snow globe aquarium for all of it. One more thing, when I visited my friend’s aquarium today it was empty. What’s up with that?!? I hope you’ll consider my suggestions and complaints. Thank you for your time.♥️
Alice Valkyrie - Artificial difficulty
The fish are adorable. However, I’ve played several match 3 games in my time, and I’ve never seen one that is this difficult to progress in, even during early levels. I’m only on level 34 and have encountered many levels that seemed impossible to complete without boosters (which you can earn in game, but can also be bought with real money). I’d love to continue playing, but the levels are very frustrating, and I’m unwilling to constantly feed the game money to progress. I’m only at the beginning, I don’t even want to think about how ridiculous levels must get later on. Also, it takes far too long to unlock the regular fish and it takes so many tickets to unlock the special fish that I doubt I’ll ever be able to unlock any. If the game were rebalanced to be more playable, and released for $5-$10 (with no micro-transactions) I’d probably love it. In the state it’s in now, I’ll be deleting it. If the devs ever decide to rebalance the game, or introduce an easy mode that’s more geared towards those who just want to collect cute fish and decorate their tanks, I’ll re-download. But for now I’ll stick with Cats Atelier, which also has adorable graphics and characters, but is actually fun instead of frustrating.
Stef8778 - Fun and addictive
I rarely review apps. I got this one and Angry Birds match at the same time. They are both visually lovely and fun to play. I prefer this one because you can, with patients and strategy, beat the levels without actually having to buy anything. The game gives you gems which you can trade in for power ups or more turns if you run out on a level. That’s always been enough for me. I haven’t actually had to spend any money. There are no ads, so that’s nice. As a levels get harder, I may actually spend money to buy gems— but it will be worth it for the gameplay so far. I’m at level 154 currently. I even got into decorating my aquarium, which at first I thought was lame. This is a good one!
UPDATE: Eventually this game is too hard to win without buying gems or using power ups. Even the regular levels. It’s annoying. And it’s totally rigged. It’s all about the ratio of pieces. And I have bought gems, but now I’m at the point where I have to use something at every level. Frustrating. Annoying.
DEVELOPERS: Don’t annoy your loyal players and purchasers with impossible levels. Not fun. Not satisfying. 🙄🙄🙄
M the W. - Fishdom
The different themes are enjoyable, the seasonal quests are quite nice and there are great prizes and the end, The Aquarist Club above ground is nice although it doesn’t come with anything; kinda hoping they collab with whoever controls the Sims Mobile (if you know the difference between Mobile and FreePlay, you’ll see where I’m going) so that fellow aquarists can, actually, play out the storyline of the club as a family heirloom....hoping. Otherwise; it’s a great game! There’s always some type of event or competition going in order to win boosters and life which helps with those hard and super hard levels. Aside from that, there’s a news panel to keep up with Fishdom on all platforms. You can chat within your team as well. All the tanks and items are very diverse especially the animated decorations. For those who can’t afford Tanked tanks, for those who just live in small houses although they can bank an exotic aquarium, for those who just simply love the game and the various themes such as Space, Beach, Tropica, et cetera, this is a HIGHLY recommended game!
JazzyGirl*18 - I’m a senior and can’t beat all the challenges
I Love the game! This and spider solitaire are the only games I play on line. I am a senior and I play these games to keep my brain active. I do not have the money to spend on games so I get to enjoy the freebies only. Sometimes I have to play the games for several day before I can win. My best chance on the hard ones is to wait until the next morning when I get the daily bonus. There have been several times that I have just walked away for several days because I get so frustrated. I don’t like clams and not fond of the oil slicks. I would like a way to terminate a game if I can’t get through it even it if cost me my earned points. I have trouble with timed games. When I can’t get thru a game, I wait until my grandson comes to visit and he usually gets it on the first try!!
All in all, I love my fish! Sometimes I get online just to feed them and see them talk to me! It is a really good game for me but wish it were less stressful! I know the games are meant to challenge us but some of us seniors can’t meet the challenge, give us a way to retire from those we can’t win.
Ginger Jellybean - Trust
I have been enjoying this game for well over a year. When I first started playing it was fun but had a few problems ie some puzzles too hard, required me to spend too much cash. HoweverI stuck with the game as I really did enjoy decorating my aquariums and it was fun to try and beat the tough puzzles. The really great thing is that the creator of the game kept working on the game, making it better and better. If you are persistent you can eventually beat all the puzzles (even if you don’t have much money to throw at it.) also the creator has added so many other activities and events that there are always a ton of different things to do. And he/she has figured out how to make joining a team with members from around the world an option. It seems like there is a new feature all the time! Thank you Playdom for trusting your team of creators of this game. Thank you for giving them the time to work the bugs out of this gam. It really is getting to be a great game! Gotta quit now and get back to playing. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. 😁👍😃👌
Sycopup - I enjoy this game
I like the fact the you can open one shell on a daily basic and win and item from diamonds to bombs. Also the trophies and cleaning your fish tank earns rewards. I don’t spend money on this game at all, but it is slow going to advance. Some levels are so hard it takes several days to complete , that frustrating. I would like to see some changes like 1) when you win infinity it automatically goes into it, I think you should be able to choose when you use that, 2 ) if you use your diamonds for additional chances or time and it only takes one to complete the level you should only use one and get the rest back, 3) you recently offer complete levels and fill whale with diamonds to win but then at the end I’ve completed levels and filled the whale Now you want me to pay for the diamonds in the whale. That’s. Not right as I completed the levels already so the whale diamond should be mine as I already finished the task I should not have to pay fo4 them now. That seems underhanded and greedy .
kina3790 - Love it but the amount of moves for some levels is just ridiculous
I love this game. I love how you can buy fishes, decorate your own aquariums, how easy it is to get coins and also some of the levels are fun. The only reason why I give it four stars is because the amount of moves you get on some levels are just too short and ridiculous. I get that this is one of the many ways the programmers gain their money off on, but there would be levels I would be stuck on about 15- 20 times in a roll until I finally had enough and decided to buy with real money more diamonds and power ups. And my diamonds would get used up easily where I would be without any diamonds and power ups the next 5-10 rounds. I would say I’m a sucky player if this was the case, but I can even go all the way on level 300+ on similar games like these without having to use my real money to buy the stuff I need in order to “desperately” get to the next level. I love this game but I just wish they’d continued to give us power ups when we keep defeating levels non stop, because that really helped a lot.
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What isn't takenzzz - Love this game but can’t play it
I have only been playing Fishdom for a couple of months. Like many other comments about how hard a lot of the levels have become I am to finding it like a gambling game because of the amount of money you have to spend to get through some levels. I had just bought diamonds to get through a level and now the game has frozen and I can’t play at all. It started with being very slow but now the play button is frozen and takes you back to the home page where the apps are every time I try to play. My star rating is two but it would be five if I wasn’t having all these dramas. I am pretty good at games and used to be able to get through levels by keeping on trying or perhaps buying lives occasionally but not this one.
megpryz - Just want your money
I have been playing fishdom for a few years now. I’m up to level 2409. Over the past few months I have noticed that the levels are completely rigged to lose. It’s gotten to the point where it may take days to complete one level unless of course you pay for a power pack of some sorts. Previously I used to purchase power packs etc... but on my terms. The game has become like a pockie machine. You’ll win a few levels and then a “super hard” gets thrown in there, it’s not “super hard” it’s designed for you to lose so that way you pay them for a power pack to pass the level. I don’t play games, this is the only one I have ever played in my spare time and I have loved it. But the fact that the app is now allowing greed to take over player enjoyment has now made me delete the app. I understand that as an evolving business there are costs that will increase meaning you need to be able to increase business revenue. But it’s at the point where the sly tactics that are being used in the game to take peoples money is just ludicrous. This isn’t a casino. If you want to promote gambling, advertise your game as a casino / gambling game.
I’m response to developer comment: that’s funny considering there are a number of user comments all experiencing the exact same issues! A bit ironic don’t you think?!!!!
Yuggera2 - You don’t have to spend anything
I have been playing this game for a couple of years now and I am nearly at level 1000. I don’t care how long it takes to do a level - it’s a game, not a job. I have not spent any money on this game or any other game either. If you have problems on a level eventually you get through. I try different ways of playing to see what works better. My personal opinion is that it is designed that you will get through because if you don’t you might give the game away. When I run out of lives I just go to another game - I control what I do. Some games spend too much time on ads. I just delete them then. I’m wasting enough of my time playing these games. And I won’t buy anything from these ads as there is no guarantee that the stuff will arrive. Been there, done that, still waiting. I now check out eBay and buy through them. Not only is item usually a lot cheaper but the stuff arrives, and fairly quickly too.
TessARGH! - Love the game but there’s a new bug
I thoroughly enjoy the game, it’s much better than many others around for variety and ease of play; however, after the latest iOS update (15.1) the game is crashing mid way through levels, when the app is reopened you’re taken back to your main screen unable to complete the level and you’ve lost a life from playing the level. I tried contacting support for assistance but the bot is absolutely useless. I had already tried all the strategies to rectify the issue but the bot only sends automated messages about these steps and when you say it didn’t help it just ends the conversation, eventually I was able to send through my own version of events and then it just says thanks and closes the conversation again. Not helpful, so you lost a star.
Hopefully this bug will be fixed soon, if not it’ll frustrate me too much to continue playing.
Kim 333 - Latest update warming
Recently Fishdom asked me to instal an update , I didn’t want to so I quit Fishdom app, then next day I opened Fishdom again and the update just installed itself. Since the update I applied for a power pack via Apple Pay , and , you guessed it , the money says “ pending “ but my upgrade with Fishdom for a power Pack didn’t happen. Also, the daily bonus has stopped working . I have asked for refund but have heard zilch , nothing , nada back from customer support at Fishdom. Take my advice , don’t give them your $$$ money . Their lack of communication the past few days is deplorable . It was an enjoyable game , but this is now definitely NOT fun .
ChAr cHaR!! - It’s a good game but some levels are to hard-
I had this game for a little while and then deleted it because I got bored and nothing exiting was happening. But like 1-2 weeks ago my sister convinced me to download it again so I could play with her, I was beating levels like there was no tomorrow! But it was only because I had a bunch of power ups because it said: welcome back! Here are some rewards. After the rewards ran out it was obviously getting harder to beat levels and now I will get stuck on a level and take ages to complete and when I do I complete like a couple more and then come across another really hard one! And ect.. so I don’t really like this pattern. All I am trying to say is that you shouldn’t have as much super-hard or hard levels. Other wise this is a pretty fun game and I am now playing with some friends and family! But currently I am stuck on a level…
MrsSadruddin88 - Misleading and a major waste of your money and time.
I downloaded the game cause I loved the idea of helping the fish in certain cases during the game it’s now only been two or three and that’s all there is. The level I’m on is impeccably hard for one to pass and it feels they’ve designed levels to make consumers buy packs and whatnot just so you can pass some levels. I’ve purchased some packs cause I’ve only had one move or something like that. But this is becoming a trend even on the Homescapes game too as they also are the creators of this too. I understand they need to make money but how much is too much? It should be a one off purchase to last the entirety of the games life. In hindsight these prices aren’t as bad as the Kardashian game but most things you have to buy a k coins which you have to buy which is expensive. But when did games become so expensive for us consumers???
MaidInOz - Addictive
I’ve been playing this game on and off for years and have welcomed the many changes. I think it needs to make it easier to win jewels though, because unless you can keep paying for boosts then you’ll get stuck quite quickly in the upper levels and this is becoming a real turn off for me. I’m not so interested in the side story games of decorating areas. I’d rather the extra unused blue coins earned there be converted to jewels rather than coins. It can also take a lot of game play to be able to earn enough tickets to buy special fish too.
ShirinShirinak - Stuck at one level lol
It’s a pretty cute game, nice graphics and lots of new things in it all the time. I had weeks that I played the game heaps and weeks that I was busy and played the game less, I wondered if my fish would die if I don’t feed them for days and the answer is no they won’t die lol which is probably a good thing!
You don’t necessarily have to pay anything to play, although I did pay for a season once but I got it too late so I only had 5 hours to enjoy.
Currently I’ve been stuck at a hard level and I couldn’t pass it even when I used all my extra things. The game is fun but I am thinking of uninstalling it if I can’t get passed that level over the next few days or so lol
Scooberdoober - It’s not really like the adds
Fishdom is basically another one of those match three games. It’s different to things like Gardenscapes because you can place items wherever in the tank and can buy whatever fish you want. To be honest, that fact that you just buy ransoms fish and items and put them wherever isn’t very appealing to me because I don’t see how my tank could end up looking very good.
Also If you were looking for mini games like in all of the misleading adds, this actually has them. You have to play a couple levels and then it’s an option to do. It choose a random mini game (mostly the tunnel and level one) and you play for a prize.
Honestly I’d recommend Gardenscapes instead because it has the same mini games and the actual game is a lot better
Harliquin70 - Do you have endless cash to spend? Then this game is for you!
This game is quiet addictive and lots of fun but the kicker is the rediculous cost of Gems needed to progress through the levels. I have to agree with other reviewers of the game that if you want to move on to the next level of having used 20+ lives unsuccessfully because bombs are needed to finish then you are left with the option of abandoning the game or buying the gems. Even to get an addition 5 moves they charge you 9 gems. Developers need to review costs or ways to accrue gems as current game play is not fun nor sustainable in its current form. Maybe instead of charging 9 gems for an extra 5 moves give players the option of watching a 30 second add... This would still make the developers more $$$ but allow players better chance of progressing to the next level...
lqt - Great game if it didn’t throw in random hard challenges & high costs
I really enjoyed this game initially. However it quickly moved to needing to go fast and drop bombshell everywhere to get through a level . This interrupted the leisurely steady enjoyment it began with. It was a nice relaxing game initially.. which I was after.
Then it suddenly throws in a very hard challenge from time to time to interrupt this still further... and seems aimed at using up power ups so you have to purchase more at high cost to get beyond the annoying thing.
Developers, you almost have something here if you had the choice if a steady buildup in a more casual mode. Also the ability to reset the whole game and start again if the pace stepped up too much.
Not everyone wants adrenaline rushes and tension when they pick up a game. Either create a different game for those like me or add in some options with this one.
I think the adrenaline competitive junkies like this game and rate it highly. But is could have been so much more for someone liking its style but wanting a single player relaxing option.
At least it makes a change from endless confectionery and gems in other Match 3 games.
Chloe .R. - The fish are just too cute😆😆
I love this game. This app is perfect for ages 5 to 65. The reason I’m saying this is because young children would love the little fishies and taking care of them. Also my grandparents like games such as candy crush and this game incorporates similar qualities to that.
I have a clownfish named Cameron in Fishdom and he is just to cute. One of my favourite features is that when you purchase a fish it will automatically give it a name and if you don’t like it you can just reload it. But if you don’t like any of the names you can type in your own.
Another great thing about Fishdom is that you can add lots of plants and decor to your aquarium/s. Although it does get a bit frustrating when the fish demand a plant or decor item in their home and it doesn’t look good with anything. And then when you don’t put it in it takes always these 😀 witch means you can’t get another aquarium.
In my opinion this is a wonderful game and I hope you enjoy.
Legs & Arms - Fishdom
Great Golden Ticket (Rare)- As Well Atm To Have Come Up- So, Would Suggest Downloading It - Its A VeryRewarding Game When Going Through So Many Thousands Of Levels- We Can Get💎💎When Feeding Our Fish At Times & There Are Teams You Can Join- Just Make Sure You Pick A Team Where There are A Good Amount Of People Actually Playing In The Team!!! Lots Of Teams Have A Few In-Active Players, So Choose Like That- & You Can Always Leave that Team & Find Another💋❤️💋🥰😂😂🤗👍ALL UP, A VERY ENJOYABLE GAME- Due To So Many Diff Actions In Game👍👍👍👏👏👏🤗🤗🤗✅✅✅& MOST IMPORTANTLY⬅️⬅️CAN PLAY WITHOUT FACEBOOK👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏Love The Mini-Games Because When We Win👍🏻😍We Get 3💎💎💎👍💋👊💖
Puhleez - Potentially a great game, but too damned expensive.
Way too driven by in-app purchases to be truly enjoyable. I mean, really - banning us from playing unless we buy lives or wait half an hour for one turn? And some of the levels are ridiculously difficult, to compel us to buy help. I’ve given you enough of my cash, so now the game is just plain frustrating. Even the infinite lives are often useless because I’m not able to play when they’re on offer. What’s the point of that? And having one bubble left to get in one remaining move, but no bubbles in the field? Literally impossible. I just deleted this game in utter frustration.
It could have been a fantastic game - the concept is great and well executed, but just way too greedy.
miniture-madman 1 - Another generic match three game
I thought that this would be a cool and unique game like in the ads but no it had to be another boring and generic match three game as if we didn’t have enough of those the mini games are worse than the demos and I had more fun watching the ads than playing the game itself even the demo was more fun and that demo game was a lie of what the actual game is this game is very lazy and extremely boring it seems as if it’s to much to ask for developers to try something new and different but it seems that you just thought that it would be easier to make a match three game like every other game on the AppStore very disappointed, I hope that the next game you make is nothing like thais and is at least a little bit creative because this game is not creative at all !
Jellybellelli - Pretty disappointed
I downloaded this game because it was one of those persistent ads on another game. It’s nothing like the game that was advertised. The ad made it look like a set of puzzles to save the fish. Instead, it’s just another variant of Candy Crush. Match the pieces; collect the gold; use the coins to but aquarium decorations and more pretend fish. Definitely not the game it was advertised to be.
Also, what’s with the fish shaming you and using psychological manipulation to get you to leave reviews or join teams? Although the game is not the game it was represented to be, I initially thought there was a place for a game like this with children but after watching the not so subtle shaming programming coming from the fish, no way I’d let a young child play it.
cakelup13 - Becomes hard
I know things been getting hard I even quit Fishdom but didn’t delete it in case I want to play it again then I think maybe I should try again and I complete that level yay you shouldn’t give up and thank you for reading my review :) :D
Title:how to improve fishdom to improve fishdom you need to make it a little more easier I’ve been facing anger problems because of this so maybe whoever created this please make levels more easier I don’t want this to happen to anyone else and thank you for reading my second review :) :D
speddy gonsales - Ms I just started to play this game for a few weeks n
I can’t believe how much I love it and love this game and the satisfaction that I have for playing this game once’s I run out of life I played with the fishes it self it’s more fun n just everything that you can ask for and so much more I spend hours with all of them it’s the joy oi gets from it’s one of those little pieces it’s extremely cute and hilarious I know they’re not real but that’s the fun of it the graphics are superb just wonderful it’s the best thank you guys for creating this game it’s best of all keep up the good work
Bellseyb - Don’t buy the Golden ticket - Prizes have been reduced to nothing
I have played this game for over a year now, it’s fun and we have a great team, and I’m happy to spend a little here and there as while you can play for free I like to pay to play as then I feel like I’m compensating the developer for work. HOWEVER, over the past twelve months the rewards and prizes have reduced to a ridiculous level I will no longer spend any more money until the prize levels are back. I’d rather stop playing than feel like the developer has become so greedy as to not maintain prize offerings. When you bought the Golden ticket You used to be able to earn rewards of 10 and 15 gems, explosives would last an hour to an hour and a half and now the are 15 mins. It’s disrespectful and greedy.
sasss01 - Used to be good but now is a huge waste of time and extremely frustrating
I used to rlly like this game and played it a lot last year. I stopped using it so much but every time I go on the app it tells me to update it and won’t let me play unless I do. It’s really really really really annoying and really grinds my gears to be honest.
The other problem is now every time I go on the app there’s new tasks and stuff which is great but not when you can’t skip them. I don’t want to wait 20 minutes every time I open the app before I can actually try a level. It makes me never want to use it which is annoying cause I did used to like it. It’s very frustrating and I end up not even being able to play the game cause I run out of time.
It’s a very big shame.
Pizzedoffski - Fishdom
Fishdom is the most enjoyable, relaxing game I have ever played online. You don’t have to spend money although I have a few times. Because eventually you will get to the next level. I have kept coming back to this game because it gives you a decent chance of getting through most levels. In other games I kept getting frustrated because I would go through lives too fast, then have to wait 8 hours or so for more lives. This game is for everyone from young to old. I’m 57 and am past level 2000. I love it and play for hours a day now that I’m retired. 😀🥰
Issy_BOI - Umm
I know this is supposed to be a kids game, but sometimes the fish talk to you, which is fine, until it gets creepy.
A couple of times I had my fish say to me, “who’s that behind you?” And I actually checked behind me because I was really creeped out. I know the developers probably weren’t intending to make it creepy, but sometimes that was the vibe that I got from the game. A few times I had looked away for a couple of seconds, and then when I looked back, my fish were asking me, “why aren’t you paying attention?” I was really creeped out by that. Please take my advice and maybe try to fix these little creepy messages. Otherwise this is a pretty good game, maybe a little bit too expensive though.
Hsvsv99 - Playrix cheats
You can see it with some levels especially the oil ones where you have to remove the oil that you know that you have got it on your last move yet the game says you didn't get it which to me is cheating be cause the only thing left is the barrel and you can't destroy. And it's a game that discriminates against players that don't spend money even though they say that there games can be beaten without spending money that might be true but if there is a competition to collect pearls or collect electricity if you get stuck on a level it might be sometime before you get past that level by then you are so far behind in the competition because you didn't spend money to get bombs you could never end up on top of the competition therefore playrix discriminates against you for not spending money
NaliGrin - Great game
Up to level 1500- thought it would get too frustrating by now but still loving it! Some of the side games are fun to win rewards (like the pirate card game challenge). Some of the side challenges seem to be pointless points gathering things to renovate something that I never seem to be able to get anywhere near the end of because the ante gets upped and upped for each level of renovation. kind of a time waste. I love my fishes and the aquariums though! I wish we could use diamonds to purchase boosters and rewards!
Marclusi - Hide your credit card
A real money spinner for the developers, not only do they get revenue from ads but add insult to injury they also sell diamonds and they are expensive, you might get diamond one from watching an ad or sometimes when you win a game but it costs 9 for an extra 5 goes or for 30 seconds. This increases considerably if you suddenly find the previous attempt didn’t work. In all fairness diamonds should be sold for coins earned. Some levels are impossible to clear under normal conditions forcing the use of diamonds or bombs if one wants to progress to the next level. Once I finish using my last purchased diamonds the game will be trashed, shame really because it is an enjoyable game, but I will not put any more money into the crook developer.
farmgirlbelle - I love it
You don’t have to spend a cent to really enjoy this game I’ve enjoyed playing and building aquariums
It takes concentration to work out how to get the most bombs etc to generate and sometimes it’s just the luck of the random generation of gems so be patient even if your stuck for a day trying to beat the super hard with no extra bombs etc to start with you’ll get there. The game is kind and throws you colour bombs often after trying a level unsuccessfully for a few times.
Love the beautiful graphics very pleasing to the eyes and the special aquariums are great
kanga 123 - Too good to be true
I have now deleted FISHDOM after first playing and deleting HOMESCAPES and GARDENSCAPES. I was really captivated by the mini games within each program, as they were a way to make points and yet solve puzzles. I found the “match 3” games very addictive, but in the end when I could not get past a certain level, it became frustrating and futile as one ran out of lives within minutes, and one didn’t have any way to earn points to use helpers. Even helpers could not save me!
I realise a lot of clever people must play these games everyday, but I think I will stick with card and word games as they are more achievable and relaxing for me.
Thanks for your attention to this.
Elldeelosang - Good fun, but...
I really love playing this game, but there are a few things that are quite annoying about it. As others have mentioned, the ridiculous 'cost' of buying extra turns. Then there's how when you lose a level you lose ALL the boosters at once, even though it took you many levels to accrue them all and could have also won lots of levels in row whilst on the top level of boosters. It would be far better if you lost the boosters at the same rate they were accrued - one per level. Finally, the squids. I hate how the game is stolen from you unless you fork out 18 gems to 'rescue' the squids. Please lose that whole concept.
danni351 - My thoughts
Love this game a lot although I don’t like that the only way thru the hard levels is to buy add ons to help you
I also am not a fan of
How many diamonds it takes to progress and to get bombs and stuff and it takes forever to pass stages sometimes
I ageee that in the team challenges the people who contribute SHOULD be the ones who benefit even tho sometimes I’m stuck on a REALLY hard level
There should be easier ways to obtain lives from your team mates and friends as this is pretty hard
Oh and 1
More thing the items we buy with gold, silver and bronze tokens SHOULD be able
To be sold as they take us a lot to earn them therefore we should be allowed to
Sell them too if we want
I really like these new challenges but don’t like that we have to pay to get the best out of that
Overall I’m addicted and have been playing for about 4 years so cheers
barangel - Great but
Really addictive! Would be better if you could move the fish to different aquariums (like u can with the decorations). And it would be really awesome if, when you win an infinity for 2 or more hours, you could "bank it" or pause it because I can't always spend 2 hours straight on the game & all my hard work earning the infinity gets wasted cause I can't use it because it's bedtime 🙁 A bit frustrating & unfair when you use a boost & it gets placed in a useless spot too 😑 I agree with many of the other reviews too . But it is a fun game especially cause it's free 🙂
Marijke Groothuis - Hard & Super Hard levels...
Do any of the developers ever play this game themselves? My guess is NOT, otherwise they would have noticed how easy Hard and Super Hard levels are compared to the rest!
More: Quite irritated by how good play is "rewarded" with strategically [mis]placed bonuses. Invariably they upset a really good position of tiles resulting in the loss of powerful bombs etc. Also notice much harder play of levels when I choose to play with extra "help".
Question: WHY, after earning money because of good play, do I then have to buy that Fake Money with Real Money?? Another punishment! "Fill the vault" should EARN US extras! Really weird game play, regardless of whether others do this as well...
Red red 62 - Fishdom
Excellent game. Only thing I don't like is when you resell your fish you loose your value on them. Also the decorations are too expensive when your trying to buy one of each.
Still love the game. But we need more aquariums to open more often. I have been in the fantasy tank since it opened. It is getting a bit boring when you are waiting for a new aquarium to open. I hope you will also create more aquariums to play because I don't want to stop playing Fishdom. Thank you.
Mindyik - Terrible bugs and no contact support!
The game itself is fine but not when it crashes or freezes all the time, and then all your boosters you had in the shell are gone when you reload! Then you use ones u have saved just to get back to where you were, or you use your boosters aswell they are lost when game decides to freeze or crash, and no contact support to receive anything back! Just stupid question/answer support- no help at all!
Wasted so many of my boosters over and over again that should not have been, and then to hard to do level when dont hav shell boosters aswell!
very annoyed at game, did like it but now after this over and over again.. not fun!! You will see what i mean when you play:/
Josiekennedy77 - Love the game!!
I have been away so long and busy now so couldn't make it to play but tell you what. I love this game forever and i'd never delete for it. 😍🌈👍 Oh, I just transferred it games to my new iPhone now and I got all my level back as same I can play and I am so happy..😁
Love to decorate it n design are super cute and fish are talking to me too. Very good fun to play than watching Netflix. I'd tell any of my friends to play this game plus i've all your games i think. And I am a seafood and gardens person so the game is definitely mine. 💗🌻🌈🐬🐠🐋🐳🦋
Itsmehereagain - What a well thought-out game! Great work guys!
I have been playing Fishdom for years now and it is my go-to game for mindfulness and to enjoy the challenges posed.
I absolutely love the graphics and artwork and it all comes in an amazing package of playability.
I also love that the design house works so well as a team (and I think they are Russian - sorry if I got that part slightly incorrect - because each specialist plays there part in the overall symphony so well. Great collaboration and vision guys!
Keep up the great work and there are so many levels and features that I will be a very old person if I ever get to the point where I have played all the levels and caught up with the developers.
They always keep it interesting and topical with seasonal packages added to the gameplay (and all for free).
Shall I rave on a little more our have you got the picture about how much I like this game.
fadedrosa - Great game.
I really enjoy playing this game, but would really appreciate being able to access the purple gems more easily. thank you for providing entertainment especially during the virus pandemic. Maybe extra bonuses to help lift spirits at this time would be wonderful. Gratefully yours, Robin “Birdie” The special games like “Spooky” are different and encourage me to play more. Thank you! Robin. “Birdie”.How do I know if you actually read my comments or just use them for advertising purposes?l I am enjoying the Christmas game. Thank you!
MinMart - Totally misleading!!!
Often have patience tested by ads for one game within another game. Usually ignore, rarely hit ‘download now’. Attention caught by Fishdom ad that showed a goldfish swimming through a watery ‘obstacle course’ where logic choices of the player save the fish from hazards, or so it seemed. Thought, I’ll give this one a go and DID hit ‘download now’.
Downloaded game NOTHING like the Ad!!
It’s just a ‘fishy’ candy crush! Googled “Fishdom game nothing like ad” to find this is a ‘thing’. Apparently there’s a whole family of games from one developer that are nothing like the video ads used to promote them. It’s argued they violate Google play’s advertising policy... not the App store’s also?? Don’t support this dodgey commercial practice by downloading this rather dull copycat game!!
Kazza AhOh - Great Great Great!!!
This is a wayyyyyy overdue review. I first met Playrix and Fishdom around 10 years ago, through a free game site.....long before they were a regular through apps or FB. The game was great when I downloaded it then and it's only gotten better. It's well thought out. Graphics are amusing.....the mooing cow fish just crack me up. There's always something new in every level....never repetitive or monotonous. Overall, I think it's the best matching game to be found.
(Side note to the programming artists: the things you've come up with to confound is pure evil! Keep up your genius-ness-ness-ness! )
huggypillowb - Fun game
There should be options to keep any leftover bombs because so many levels can’t be completed unless you pay. There are a few levels that are literally impossible to pass unless you pay for extra moves. Because that level needs 30 moves to complete and they only give you like 23 which is unfair, which then forces a person to pay because you have tried for 3 days and can’t continue until you pay. Other than that the games are fun. Better than a lot of others.
FlashGordo51 - It’s just a game
I’ve never spent any money on this app and I’m over level 2800. I log in every day to feed fish and collect the daily prize under the clam shells. I watch all the ads to get diamonds and occasionally I also get rewarded with diamonds in other areas. Once I have built up a bank of things to get me thought hard levels I play the games. I don’t play everyday just log in every day.
Developers, can you make a fishy scene for your Australian players. You’ve done a lot of other countries, some more than once. Would love an Australian themed scene. :)
Red Bellied Black Snake - Good game
Really like this game overall, but find I don’t play it as much as I would like due to not being able to bank the timed unlimited lives. The reason being that when I get one (eg 1 hr unlimited lives) I may only want to play for a bit longer and not for an hour, because of this will shut the game down so the timer does not kick in. There are many times I have either stopped playing or not started playing this game to keep the timed unlimited life for another time. If we could bank these to decide when we want to use them, I would play a lot more often.
Bluzysuzy - Listen to the reviews
I love this game, but please bring back the sharper graphics (especially the turtle, which you’ve made look like a baby’s toy). Bring back some of the old variations, I’m getting bored (level 5555). Bring back the propellers, I especially enjoyed those and you’ve even taken them out of the early levels. You’ve created a fun strategy game that clearly appeals to a wide range of ages, but please leave in some of the features that appeal to the highly intelligent, older age group.
Corndeeze - Unplayable - literally…
Literally just downloaded the game and in the opening sequence you are supposed to enter the store. I cannot press the store icon, or any other button on the screen. Tried restarting my phone, and reinstalling the app twice. Didn’t resolve anything, when I spoke to support, they said to restart the device and reinstall the app and when I said that didn’t work the response was, repeat the previous steps until it works…which is obviously not helpful, and then actually closed the conversation so I couldn’t respond again. Horrible start, with a support team that doesn’t care… you lost a potential long time player with a nasty habit of spending a lot of money on games. Oh well.
Reesab9 - Repetitive but entertaining
It’s a candy crush variation, but the tasks keep it interesting. I play daily, and enjoy it. I believe the packs are beyond ridiculous in expensive so I don’t purchase them, but that’s an individual choice. I wish that the option to finish your current game before an update was available, I was so close to getting through a difficult level, had used diamonds to complete it, and then an update lost the game on me.
NotRezl - No longer having fun
I have been playing Fishdom for over 3 years and are nearly up to level 4000 and I think I am done. I have been happy to spend money here and there fully realising that it it is fair to pay to have some fun. But I also realise that you only win if the programmers allow you to. You have made it too hard, it is now completely money focussed and so I am not having fun anymore. You need too many coins to collect stars and progress but even that isn’t the problem as I have the time. You have just got greedy, manipulative in your coding and taken the fun out of it and so I am losing interest. A key mistake on your part.
Bonnie Quaker - Fishdom - Great…until….
I installed this a few days ago & it was great. Nice graphics, engaging gameplay, not too hard to earn things & most importantly no intrusive ads (apart from windows popping up pushing in-app purchases, haha). Today a window appeared “introducing” Join A Team. I don’t want to join a team; just wanna play on my own. Apparently my wish isn’t an option, as there seems no way to get rid of the window/popup unless you click Join A Team. I actually liked this game until this point, but sadly have had to uninstall.
Jojopetbambam - Panda Challenge too hard
I like playing this game, probably waste too much time to be honest, just wanted to say this last challenge to win the Panda fish was way to hard, unless you play 24/7, there was so many levels to complete, I spent more money than I should have just to pass some levels with extra moves, and I still ran out of time, thinking I will give it away now, I’m p..... off that there were so many levels and the last level was 120 fire crackers to get, I actually have a life outside of this game - ie not enough time for the amount of levels!
AnnyBear2012 - Some levels are so hard you can’t pass if you don’t pay
I like a simple game to enjoy and play, but when some levels are so ridiculously hard (and not even labeled as such) and the set up of the pieces never fall even close to giving you a a remote chance of passing unless you have bonus bombs etc to use (and if you do have bombs etc you need to select everything you have (not just one option - ALL of them) in order to have even the slightest chance - even then you’re likely to fail)... well it makes me consider deleting the game and finding something better. I want to enjoy the game, not feel anger and frustration over what should be enjoyable.
shesajem1986 - It’s okay
I only recently downloaded this game and found the first level really enjoyable, now I’m on the “bronze level” and it’s become a struggle to get through the levels, like I’ve tried 20 times to get through a level without any “help” ie buying boosters. The only reason I stick around is I like my fish and building the aquariums.
Also downloaded the app as it was an ad on my scrabble app as a puzzle type game but it’s not a puzzle game it’s another gem matching game. As I said I’ve stuck around because of the aquarium building but I don’t know how long I will if the levels get any harder.
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xoxo_jules - Great fun
I like that this game is challenging but at the same time easy enough not to frustrate me.
yfsttigzxhhu - Yeesh
Nothing like the add
Beedle_Ban - Disappointing
I just hate the false advertisements. Why don’t you just create the game in the advertising and I’ll download that. Probably even pay for it.
judy sears - Tokens
I cannot win levels on the first try. How will I ever be able to earn tokens? It can take up to 20 attempts to win some levels. I find that very frustrating. I love this game but it would be more fun if the levels were not so difficult.
Whoaskedu - Misleading advertising
The advertising for this game that I see during other games bears no resemblance to this game. There are no pins and levers, no sharks, no traps and no epic fails, other than the game itself which is an epic fail!
Hansmel - Very deceptive Advertising- Just another Match-3!
I downloaded this after seeing advertisements on Instagram and Facebook. It looked like an interesting change from the usual match-3 games so I thought I would give it a try. But that’s all it was. Just another Match-3. Where are the interesting loot and treasure puzzles promised by the ad?
afgikbgu - Nothing like advertised
The ad for this game shows you trying maneuver a fish safely through obstacles yet it is more like candy crush this app is falsely advertised if it was as advertised I’d play it but the game is lame
Irealys - Should be illegal
Those fake gameplay adds. They should be illegal. Since it’s not, it’s on us users to never support companies that rely on these tactics.
Tklow - Lame, and not as advertised
I am bombarded with ads for this game while playing other games, but the actual game is nothing like the advertised one. This is clickbait. In reality it is a really lame and unresponsive match 3 game.
Hussain469 - Boring game
Nothing like advertised
Triggely - Fausse représentation
Vos publicités ne montre pas le vrai jeux
Mom25 4XY 1XX - Not what I thought
Liked the idea of the game from the ads but what I downloaded is nothing like the ads. I don’t want to play a matching game. I want the pins, sharks, lava... deleting it now
Dfatima - False advertising
The ads are a lie.
Megs84 - False advertising
This game is nothing like the advertised game shown in other games. Don’t waste your time (or phone space) downloading it.
Webbwood - Purchases
In app purchases are a lot more than what it says 😡
gangalidia - Misleading Advertisement
Just create the game you advertise, looks more interesting than this bs game.
Tracedout - False advertising
Not at all the same as the ads total false advertising had I known I would not have wasted my time
cgrah026 - More false advertising
Seriously, please stop doing this
MWP56 - Manipulative Game
This game decides if and when you will win. It is designed to tempt you to spend money on extras that will make winning easier. Delete!
cklaura - Fishdom
Why don’t you make a game that’s as fun as the fake ads?
#1N'ai - False advertising
This app was pretty fun! I deleted it a while ago because im not very interested in these type of games, my only concern is that you are tricking people with the advertisements you are putting for this game. I saw a developer reply to a review complaining about the same thing, and the developer said that the advertisement she saw was a mini game. Now what doesn't make sense to me is why would you make a whole advertisement on a mini game instead of the actual game? That confuses and tricks people. I am personally not very happy about this, i hope game developers take this to mind because if you made advertisements about the actual game, people who like these kind of games would download it and enjoy it, but since you didn’t people are getting tricked and the app is getting bad reviews.
Susie-Q too - Where are the mini games?
The advertisement for this game is what motivated me to download it. These mini games were periodically featured for the first levels, but then they stopped. So for those of you thinking of getting this game, if you really want it because of the Ad, you’re not going to get what you think.
wtfDi - Nothing like the ad
I see the game you’re posting and when I download it it’s just like every other game with the matching. That’s not cool!!!
TJ-Oakley - Baiting App
False advertising. Avoid this app developer.
meowmeowmiz99 - The add is a lie
If I could give it a -5 stars I would
rmendoza12 - false advertising
the game is not how they advertised it. i hate when you wanna play something they advertise and when you download it you will have to first play something else.
Alaria56634 - what
i don’t even have the game i’m just so confused as to why in the world the add is not what the game is???? what kind of advertising is that? the add version of the game actually looks interesting too, I would actually play that.
maaaayyyyoooo - Click bait
Not at all related to the add
Bacon Boomer - Pay to win
This game is practically IMPOSSIBLE unless you use power ups, which is completely unfair since you have to pay to get them, I’ve been stuck on level 29 for the last week and after many tries using power ups, NO AVAIL. Maybe I’ll consider re-downloading once this game picks up its act and makes it POSSIBLE to play again without using money.
Bet joe - 😂
Misleading false advertising.
alliwantisnickname - Question
Just wondering if it’s illegal for you as a game to advertise game modes and puzzles that we never get to play after we download the game and agree to your terms of agreement.
gfhdthvv - Not as advertised
As I was expecting a fun puzzle game. Not a matching game. I’m so done with the matching games.
HidetoK - Those lying ads will be gone soon!
I’m a developer (dev) in the App Store. All devs got sent an email explaining upcoming changes to the App Store’s policies. Good news! Here’s the quote directly from that email:
• 2.3.1: Clarified that misleading
marketing, whether it takes place
inside or outside of the App Store, is
grounds for removal from the App
Store and the Apple Developer
So Fishdom and other games will have to STOP these crummy, lying ads or they’ll get booted from the App Store! Hooray!
I’ll change this review once I see the ads have stopped. 😈😬
vlo76 - Don’t get it
Not worth downloading. It’s nothing like it’s advertised. More like candy crush type game
Camjam11 - Nothing like the ad
This game is nothing like the ad, in the game I don't see any pins, levers, sharks, or sea monsters. Just a suggestion in the next update you should keep the fish tank but make the challenges like they are in the ad and just remember this review is just a suggestion.
Rickole - My son would call it Medium....
This is a fun game but there’s an obvious algorithm that makes the hard levels allow you to get to one move left with no way to win. It’s forcing you to either use extra lives, use your earned life lines or just plain buy help. When you earn help during a game the help lands in a place that normally doesn’t help. It, like all free games, plays mom the fact that most humans have no self control and need to win NOW!
bexlovesdope - Nothing like the add
Another tile matching game with little reward. Only way to win is spending real human money for boosts. Such a scam
1087 guysid - Misleading
Game lets you get only so far until it starts asking you for money. Buy jewels, coins extra lives,whatever. I deleted after two days. It’s garbage
shinysunlight - Fair game for awhile
It was a fair game to play for awhile, after level 60-70 it’s impossible to progress, some levels are completely covered and you have only like 13 steps to uncover it. It’s impossible without speedups which cost money. I am giving 1 stars because it’s false advertisement. Unethical. The ad is completely different than the game itself.
rebma78 - Garbage game
Stop advertising your game as something it is not!! Nothing but a stupid match game!! Real original 🙄 DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!! Doesn’t even deserve the one star that you’re forced to give with review!!!
FreshCanuck77 - Nothing like the ad
Ad looked cool, game is the same as most others and nothing like what was advertised
nik44550 - False advertising don’t download!!!
The game is NOTHING like the ads.
kanwar122 - Fake
This App is a lie. Its fake..
Hockey sb - Still Stupid!
Ticks me off that you get 2 bombs and they always get placed so close together that you explode one and they both explode,
gag07 - Hate this game
This game sucks. I have been fooled with false advertisements so many times. Such a waste of time.
blehbleh1236 - Dumb
It’s nothing like the add don’t advertise things that doesn’t happen in the game
boiling1 - Lots of fun but
the timed games are getting more and more difficult ... I hope I don't give up since I can't move forward without solving them. Persistence is the key ...
Kb001313 - Mini Games?
Nothing like the ads. It’s basically candy crush.
JordanaLH1234 - More lives
It would be better to have more lives, or not have to wait so long for lives to replenish. A hard level could use up 5 lives in 10 minutes, then you have to wait 20 minutes for 1 more try you lose interest.
The person 2.00 - I ❤️ this game
I love the mini game
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TL gonna be so dry until midnight
Fishdom it is
My work day literally starts when I have to tell myself “ok bitch. You got 30 minutes until you get another life on fishdom. Do them edits!”
I play a game called Fishdom and it reminds me of Twitter.
The more time you spend on that game the higher you elevate.
The more time you spend on Twitter the more followers you get.
I guess the moral of this story is you gotta work it in order to get anywhere.
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my dad has had a ‘no phones at the table’ rule for as long as i can remember but now he’s suddenly addicted to the phone game “fishdom” and will continue to play it at the table during our meals and interrupt the conversation to talk about how he can’t beat the current level 🤦🏻♀️🙄
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My most intense & brutal gaming to date in #fishdom
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