I usually don’t write reviews but in this case, I have too 😩.
If you are familiar with Candy Crush, you will totally get this game. It does have some twist, different from CC, so it adds a kinda new feel to it.
So, this is my response to some of these complaints. Here I am, approximately two months into the game, I am on level 500 and something. I have 100 and something bombs, pearls and dynamite - bomb combos, combined, in reserve. I have 100 and something diamonds saved and I use them a few times a week and I haven’t purchased anything! Sorry about that developers ... I do believe in supporting the game if it deserves it but money is tight 😩😩
I’m sorry to those who get stuck on levels ... but .... some are challenging and the game wouldn’t be fun if they weren’t. I have taken a few days to get past some but only because I refuse to use my power ups 😁 I am a little stingy and I like to win without them 😃 and I’m not going to beat it by just “winging” it 😂. I cannot comment on purchase glitches because, as I’ve said, I haven’t spent any money. I can’t think of any more of the complaints right now but if I see any more that I feel are unfair or ridiculous, I will update.
Thank you to the developers!! My fish are adorable and I love decorating my tanks!! (one at a time until I have completed it ... duh people!) The graphics are very nice and looking at my tank does have a calming effect 😍
Love this game 😃
The game is a lot of fun and the people of the Fishdom community are great. I am not a fan of the timed challenges and my one complaint would be that it's basically impossible to win without power ups or whatever you want to call them, so you HAVE to constantly buy crystals/diamonds with real cash to get them. I'm not in a position and can't afford to spend money on the game but I constantly end up doing so because I've tried playing without spending money and power ups but you can't win when you have a limited amount of turns 😒 I’ve also had some issues with being charged for things I have not received but it’s basically impossible to prove, so most of the time you’re out the money 😠 I DO have to say that during one promotion, there was a billing issue/I didn’t get the promo package, I got the regular that was 50 crystals and a little penguin waiter guy 🐧 and they were really good about it and fixed the problem BUT that’s ONLY because it was obvious what I was trying to do. If you like playing games like this and don’t have an issue spending money on your games, you’ll love this game 🙂 like I said before, the community is awesome and the game is fun and DOES get challenging as you progress, plus the fish are adorable and decorating the aquariums can be fun as well 🐠🐡🐟🐙🐬🦑🦀🐳🦈🐋🐢🦐
I play this game every day and am currently on level 713. This game USED to be fun, but this level is impossible. I have tried for days to beat it, and refuse to spend money to do so. I have a visual impairment that does not allow me to react quickly, so I absolutely hate the timed events as it is, but the random timed bombs are awful and make the game stressful. I prefer a challenge, not a stress game that enrages me. PLEASE get rid of those or allow us to pass or opt for a different challenge.
Also, the latest update no longer allows us to hide the "keep on playing" dialog box from Leo the ray, Sir Goldflipper, etc. and I have inadvertently used up diamonds when I had no intention of doing so. And please, PLEASE allow us to disable the fish dialogue--it is juvenile and gets in the way.
This has been a fun game that I can play for free if I'm patient, but I would play it a lot more if It didn't have the 25-minute restriction. The makers of this game should give side games that didn't use up the time restrictions and gave additional rewards... I mean, really, nine diamonds for five moves??! I also hate the Herman "fix my bathyscape" thing because it gets in the way... we should have the option to hide things we don't want to play.
Lastly, I have tried to post this review multiple times but I have a hunch only positive reviews are being posted. Get honest, Fishdom folks.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a fun game but I don’t think I’ll be playing it for very long! I’ve always loved the original Fishdom games! I paid for Fishdom HD, Fishdom 2,Fishdom Halloween, Fishdom Thanksgiving and,Fishdom Frosty Splash. When they updated my iPad 2 I could no longer play any of the season games! So I bought the FishSeasons! Now With my new iPad Pro update I can no longer play any of my Fishdom games because you never updated any of them! I’d play Fishdom every day! No lives,no gems,no buying anything and it was relaxing to play! Please update the games I already paid for!
I’ll continue to play this game until I’m out of gems and then I’m none! I bought gems one time and I won’t be purchasing anymore.I don’t think I can put anymore money into Fishdom games!
Another thing I don’t like is when I use a booster on a level like two bombs, they are placed wherever you want them! They’re usually in a spot right next to each other and in a place you don’t need them! That means I just wasted a booster! I think I should be able to place them where I want them! You have so many levels that you only give so many moves to! Yet you have to break though one square two or more times! NEED MORE MOVES! I like a challenge, but not to the point that it’s aggravating to play!
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,.
HATE the new "tickets"💩💩💩💩!!
By Silver Garnet
I hate the new update with the stupid new fish! & having to collect tickets to get them!!!!! You used to get bombs, hammers, etc when you beat levels & opened the treasure chests, & this was great because it helped you be able to beat levels without having to pay money. But now, all those treasure chests hold is stupid tickets!!!! I don't like the stupid new fish, I don't like the stupid tickets!!!! I want the prizes that were offered before!!! I also want my diamonds & coins for beating levels, not stupid tickets!!!!!
I WILL NEVER USE THE NEW TICKETS !!! You keep changing the game & making it worse!!! This is fast becoming like a KING game- which I don't even play anymore because all they want is more & more money to play their games!!! Also, the backgrounds are still too cluttered & it takes too many items to add to your aquarium to be able to get 3 stars! You have to add so much crud & there's no place to put it because the backgrounds are TOO FULL of stuff in the picture!!!! what's the point of decorating an aquarium if you already have a background that does it all???? I want to be able to crate MY OWN background the way I want, NOT have to stick in stuff when there's no real place to put it! Also, it's hard enough to pass a level ad it is with out paying money, so why would I spend my precious turns on side challenges??? Its stupid!!!
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?
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. ❤️🤗😜.
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.
I am stuck on a level on this game and on its sister games - Gardenscapes, & Homescapes. 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!?!
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.
Hungry fish-dirty aquariums
By Poopsie Me
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.♥️
There are annoying things
I’ve been playing for a while and generally like the game but there are a few things I do not like. The last couple of updates created a "keep playing" pop up window that shows up after each failed turn and is extremely annoying. In most games there is 'do not show again' option but not in this game, at least not any more. Another issue, when I try to pause the game it quits the game automatically and I lose my turn. It does not show any pause option, just quits. I don’t think it was like that when I started this game. Sometimes I forget and try to pause at the beginning, big mistake, am very unhappy. Like what others have said, I’m on some levels for days. Even using boosters doesn’t work until I’ve used 10 or more. Lastly, Playrix likes to bombard the games with a lot of extra challenges. Sometimes it's just too many, one after another. I don’t mind them occasionally but do not participate in some of them because there is too much going on. In spite of the super hard levels, losing my turn, the extra challenges and that annoying pop up window, I still enjoy the game.
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 .
Too Expensive To Play
***Update - Game is STILL too Expensive... Almost impossible to win games the higher up you get without paying extra for Time, Bombs, etc. (1). Timer appears to be inconsistent from one game to the next! There needs to be a physical TIMER that you can look at to see how much (or how little) time you have left. (2). Also about 80% of time it is physically impossible to win the game without having to spend $$$ to have enough of a power advantage to win. I hate playing the same game 20 or 30 (or 180 - yeah, I must be gullible) times over and over never winning - It quickly becomes BORING. I usually am a dedicated player with these games, but I don't think I can afford to play this game for much longer. The graphics are cute, but not worth what this costs to play long term. They need to create more room to encourage faithful players to stick around,enthusiastically even if they can only afford to pay to play occasionally. The fish and Swag are well done and it is fun to design each new tank. Wish I could afford to play more often.
Since the latest update...
I DO NOT LIKE THE HAND, it’s too limiting. Can you please put the swapper back? Thanks ☺️
This game is still addicting & fun! I love MOST of the upgrades including earning the beautiful purple diamonds & the sales offered on the packages that include the boosters. One thing I think could be offered is to at least let the diamonds we earn be free. The boosters or to keep a game going uses them up so fast. That’s why I had to drop my 5 stars to 4. I was thinking about dropping it to a 3! But that’s how much I love this game! I’m a young, retired disabled, single mom with 2 in college & 1 in high school & sometimes it’s hard trying not to spend on getting 10 diamonds or even waiting for my fish bank to get to 50, or letting overflow & wondering how much over 50 it could be by now. 🤦🏾♀️ this is not cool! Or let me use my coins. None of my other addicting games have me spending money like this... so please consider, I’m on level 2125 & don’t want to stop, but if I can’t afford to continue then I just can’t afford to continue 😩😩😩😩
Just deleted! I wanted a fun game but it became frustrating
First time I ever review a game but I do think you need feedback. I downloaded the app and it was fun until the competitions started. I enjoyed playing and gaining coins to decorate the aquariums. However, I noticed that whenever there is a competition for either pearls or lightbulbs (which you don’t have the choice to opt out) I tended to get stuck in levels that are not even supposed to be difficult. This prevented me from getting coins and continue decorating the aquariums which is for me the most interesting part of the game- I don’t care about the competitions. I was in level 648 and no matter how many bombs and resources I used, I was unable to beat the level. We all know these games are not about skills but the algorithms developers use to determine when you win or lose as sometimes when competitions were off, I would easily beat the level it became impossible to win during competitions.
Another things that turned me off was that decorations and fish became more and more expensive but the coins you get after beating levels remain the same. So lately it was taking me forever to decorate the aquarium and progress in the game.
TO LONG TO REGENERATE LIVES
I would have give this a 5 star rating but there are 3 issues that need to be revisited first.
1. Having to wait 20 minutes to get ONE LIFE is ridiculous. For those like me who don’t like having to fill their FB with tons of people they don’t know just to get lives in a game it’s just not worth it. I would rather wait 20 minutes and get at least 3 lives.
2. Some of the upper levels are just way to hard to complete and clearly designed to encourage a player to “buy” coins. I have run across a few that you get down to one square left and no way to finish. I WILL NOT SPEND MONEY to play any game.
3. I have noticed that sometimes it does not actually add the correct amount of coins when you complete a board. I have also seen this with the lightening bolts and pumpkins.
This is a fun game but it needs a bit of tweaking before it deserves a 5 star rating. Now let’s see if the developers actually consider what we say?
The Fish R cute, yes but getting 1 or 2 short every time couldn't be just a coincidence! As well as if u buy more time with diamonds, the amount of time seems to only set u up to have to spend more diamonds...and then is a lot of diamonds. I am a long time Township player & love that game playing a bit every day but this one is just too much $$ & frustration! Very sad as was enjoying at the start. Save ur time, $ and frustration and just download Township instead! I won't be playing this one much!
UPDATE: I added two stars bc the chests u open by beating levels make all the difference! I appreciate that the developers have given this opportunity for free play...for 1 or 2 hours when u open chests just by playing. Chests are not always active but are there quite a lot. I too agree with previous posts that it would make a huge difference if we could choose when to use our free play time as when u win it, u may not have an hour or two you can play right then.
Fishies are Cute As Can Be..I'm Hooked!!
I love the Fish but if you choose to play this game, you don’t want to be in too much of a hurry to be in the upper levels (1ks). This is where Fishdom never plays fair to us for our customer loyalty. For every special holiday feature where we upper levelers play to earn the unique fish WE get cheated out of it! The lower you are the easier the games your playing, so you can win them but if you are higher up forget it! The games are mostly ‘Hard’ Levels and it takes forever (plus your ‘hard’ earned cash) to win a level, so you can’t earn what you need to win those special fish. Fishdom makes it so you can’t even ‘buy’ them if you purchase coins. They cater to you when you’re a low level bottom feeder only. They don’t give everyone the same opportunity to win the games and earn those special features. They only make it easy for the much easier lower level people to win them. I’ve complained here before to no avail..they simply don’t care. Fishdom does not play a fair game in that respect.
Really cute game but
Both my little girl and I downloaded this game and have been playing it. You play different level games and earn gold fish which you can use to purchase decorations and even special fish. The more boards you win the more you can buy. Here’s the problem though; I am stuck on level 24 and every time I have to replay level 24 it’s the same exact board! Nothing has been shuffled to give you a better chance at winning and if an an adult can’t get past level 24 then how is a child supposed to get past it. I wasn’t positive all the boards were the same so I started taking a scream shot every time I had to replay level 24 and compared them and I was right. There is no shuffling of the board so the odds of winning never change. Of course when you loose the game you can pay (real) money to continue playing until you win but I’m not doing this for both my 7 year old and myself. It has the potential of being a really cute game but less than a week into it and I’m ready to delete the game.