Publisher: Evenwell Digitech
Paper Fish is an iPhone/iPod Touch game that is essentially a fishing game with graphics entirely created out of paper. The point to this game is to go fishing and collect enough points to unlock the next level. In order to earn points you drop a magnet into the water. While the magnet is in the water you can collect fish, crabs, lobsters and treasures. Once the objects are on the magnet you bring it back up to your boat. If a shark snags the line while it is in the water, it takes everything on your lure at that time.
The controls to this game are pretty simple. To move left or right you simply just turn your device that direction. To move your lure up and down there are arrows on the screen in order to do so. There is also a button on the screen to switch magnets if you so desire. The farther along you get in this game, the more sharks that come along. I will show my age a bit, but if you remember the game Jaws for Nintendo NES, it’s kind of like that. Besides the sharks, the game’s difficulty is also increased by needing to be selective of what you reel in. If you pick up garbage or anything that is not a fish or treasure, you will get negative points.
The graphics on this game are probably my favorite part of the entire experience. Everything is made out to look like it’s made out of some sort of paper (construction, lined, etc), which gives this game a unique look compared to other games on the App Store. If you like the graphics on Paper Mario, you’ll love them here. The sounds within the game are a mixed bag. While the music throughout is a great fit, the actual sound effects end up being pretty annoying after a while.
I’m not a fisherman by any stretch, but I do enjoy going out every now and again to see what I catch. This game gives me exactly what I want out of a fishing game, not being too much work yet providing a great reward in the end. The difficulty in the game is just about right. Not too easy, but not so difficult that you will give up in frustration. As far as price, this game gives you a good amount of value at $1.99. Do yourself a favor, cast a line into the App Store, and reel it in.
Overall Value for it’s $2.99 price point
Overall Value: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Graphics: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Sound: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars
Controls: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars