It's a good one
Overall an enjoyable game. It's one of those that you either have to be willing to play in short bursts or spend a lot of money on though. If you're not spending money, it may take a while to progress. You only get 5 lives and they take 20 minutes each to regenerate. There are also really difficult levels that require many tries to pass. Great for the challenge, but not necessarily great for the wallet or patience, depending which option you choose.
For the developers regarding gameplay, I enjoy the lighting bolt challenges and the chest challenges. I do wish we could choose when to cash in the rewards in the chests though. I also feel that the game should include all bombs that you have remaining on the board when your time/moves run out. I feel like the game gyps the player by not giving you those.
The fish tanks and decor items are cool. A+ on that. I don't mind having to advance levels for new decorations either, and actually think that creates a good goal/reward element, but I do wish you could buy any fish you want any time you want. I also wish there was a list available I could look at that shows all the different fish I have in each tank and their names,.
By Tiffer 🙄
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!?!
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.
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.
I’m 66 years old and this is the most enjoyable online game I’ve ever played! Far more fun, interacting, and often challenging that other one that isn’t a give and take game...just a take. I could play Fishdom all the time without purchasing any of the helps they offer, you may have to wait a little longer for everything to line up but eventually you can move forward decorating you aquariums without spending any money because they offer alternate ways to earn coins to purchase decorations. I have wanted to give up once or twice but I was lured back by those darling fish you fill your aquarium with. The graphic are great you can play with your fish and they can ask you questions or make comments to you, unfortunately your not able to converse back and forth but I’m hoping for the day they work that into the game. On those times I don’t pass a level after the five allotted turns I play in my aquariums by moving things around and interchanging fish from one tank to another waiting for those adorable heart kisses they blow your way. I hope you will give it a chance and learn to enjoy it as much as I do!
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?