Goldfish


  • Currently 4.2/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.2/5 (49 votes)
| Comments (6) | Views (302)

Goldfish

SatoriA wish! A wish for a fish! In Ondřej Žára's new roguelike Goldfish, you play as a fish who's plenty content until you're caught by a fisherman who lets you go if you agree to grant him a wish. It's a classic motif, and here it provides for leagues of roguelike questing goodness. You'll grind your way through underwater tunnels, duking it out with other sea creatures, and equipping a range of uniquely goldfish-oriented weapons and armor — which will challenge your notions of what games like Nethack can be.

You can restore your health by eating seaweed and, oddly enough, need to replenish your oxygen supply by pulling the air from bubbles whenever you go underwater. I hadn't been aware that was a problem for fish. I used to keep an aquarium and not once did I get up to find them gasping for air above the surface. (Other than the one with a pack-a-day smoking habit of course, but he doesn't count!) For an innovative take on just what roguelike games even are, you should definitely sample this delishy fishy dish.

Play Goldfish

6 Comments

isengrin Author Profile Page March 31, 2014 2:53 PM

Pretty easy. It's a nice little diversion but nothing challenging unless you tackle the red caves without getting intermediate gear.

Disappointing ending. Just a congratulatory message...meh

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
isengrin Author Profile Page March 31, 2014 2:54 PM

Pretty easy. It's a nice little diversion but nothing challenging unless you tackle the red caves without getting intermediate gear.

Disappointing ending. Just a congratulatory message...meh

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

A little too easy. Defense is honestly the only stat you need, though a little Attack can make battles go faster.

Perhaps if oxygen depleted more rapidly and Oxygen stat slowed the rate (say, triple reduction with 2 + X/3 reduction rate) and if base HP was about a quarter of what it is now, Breathing and Vitality would be worthwhile stats. For speed, I would make speed give [X-5]/5 attacks and [X-5]*2 dodge chance, while also increasing the chance of your foes to at least double what it is.

As a rogue-like fan, I was a little disappointed to find that I could beat it on my first try. As such, my rating at present is only 3/5. The game itself was well implemented given the time constraints, and the concept was cute and clever, but the challenge and occasional adrenaline rush of a proper rogue-like just wasn't there.

Scariest moment I had was facing 2 octopodes and a cloud of 7 jellyfish at once. Even then, I just rushed right it and lost a scant 6 HP, which I immediately recovered with the seaweed in the next chamber over.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I'm on the last one (well, in my order, at least) and I can't see any more unfinished tunnels. Am I missing something or is one of them hard to find?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

@kenshiro Press Q to check your quest log. You might have forgotten to turn in the items to the fishermen.

Nothing special happens when you do, though. As isengrin says, you just get a congratulatory message.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

This was such a cute lunch break roguelike. Highly recommend it and easily fits into 15-20 minutes with very little grinding.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Find the Escape-Men Part 126: The Special Property> Dora The apartment in this escape game's rent is suspiciously low, and there's a weird smell here too... so it's probably not a good sign your realtor has locked you inside! Experience a whole lot of weirdness (and a jump scare or two) in this very silly game from no1game.  ...
291 Views
1 Comment
Natural Selection 2> Johnny123 Your cute little spider-ball is hungry. Use the mouse to shoot strands of webbing to pull him around each level, catching and ensaring flies and avoiding the angry bees that chase you through each level.  ...
5,364 Views
1 Comment
This War of Mine> Dora In this compelling and grim indie simulation, you control a group of survivors struggling to get by day to day in an increasingly dangerous city that's turned into a war zone. As the days pass, you're forced to push the limits of what you're comfortable with in order to survive, and rather than glorifying war for heroics, This War of Mine humanizes it for its people.  ...
2,750 Views
1 Comment
Kingdom Rush Origins> Dora Ironhide Games is back for more with the third installment in their wildly popular realtime strategy/tower defense game series available for iOS and Android. As gorgeous and charming as you'd expect, Origins doesn't do much to shake up the established formula, but with new enemies, locations, heroes, and more, it's everything fans enjoy with a high coat of polish.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Surface: Game of Gods

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!