Enjoy the game but the developers need to listen to players.
You can play the game without spending money if you have skill, so I do not have a gripe with that. However, when players complain about changes to the game the developers do not respond. For example, they change a swapper booster for a diving glove booster which is an inferior booster. Also, they had a glitch in which a sale icon covered up a players extra lives. This would be an easy fix for them, but yet they kept the icon their for not only one sale but for the two that have followed. Also, many players complain about a Piggy Bank because they do not understand that the diamonds they “earn” are not theirs to keep but are priced at a discount, this could be solved by simply changing the graphic to a fish pushing a shopping cart with a sale sign on it and the diamonds filling up the cart as you gather them into the cart, not earn them. Lastly, many players complain about Sir Goldflipper. He is always in the way when trying to arrange things in the aquariums, yet they have done nothing about him. Bottom line is that the game can be played successfully without spending real money if you have skill at puzzle games, the fish are friendly and funny and relaxing to watch, and decorating the aquariums is fun, but the developers need to listen to the players complaints and fix the problems that impede the enjoyment of the game.
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 🐠🐡🐟🐙🐬🦑🦀🐳🦈🐋🐢🦐
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!
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.
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!?!
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,.
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?