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Game Giveaway of the day — MonstaFish

MonstaFish is a twitch-based, action-puzzle game featuring a series of compelling modes with more bite than a toxic MonstaFish.
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User rating: 125 (47%) 141 (53%) 41 comments

MonstaFish was available as a giveaway on October 17, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Your mission is to protect the forest and your friends from invaders.

Monstrous fun awaits in the deep...MonstaFish is a twitch-based, action-puzzle game featuring a series of compelling modes with more bite than a toxic MonstaFish. It features mouth-watering, comic book style graphics, and a commissioned soundtrack that will have you tapping both finger and foot to the beat of the game play. Keep the water clean of polluting mutant MonstaFish in four different game modes, where you use various methods to clear the pool.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8; Processor: Pentium 1.8GHz or better; RAM: 2GB; Hard Drive: 588 MB; DirectX 9.0 or above, .Net Framework 4.0

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://immanitas.com/

File Size:

95.2 MB

Price:

$3.99

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#41

yes i did i install in time even went to a game site and downloaded and still had the same problem
it just would not load at all

Reply   |   Comment by sue  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I have a HP Pavilion with windows 10. I down loaded, opened and had to walk away for about an hour. Came back, clicked to open so I could play, and it would not load. Went back, re-installed, and it still would not even load. I kicked it out . Very disappointed. I usually do not download games, but the visuals on this appeared to be stunning, so I thought it might be nice to play. Also, I didn't even see the other game for download the same day. I'm assuming this is happening due to windows 10?...Thank you GOTD, you make me happy :) I love freebies! Even when I can't use them...

Reply   |   Comment by Marshell Wooley  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I could not get this game at all
can someone please explain i downloaded it but would not install
first time i have ever had problems




...............................Moderator Comment................................

Hello sue, sorry for the late reply. did you try to install it after the giveaway ended this morning? The game has to be installed within the 24 hours of the actual giveaway. There is a grace period at the end of the giveaway, so long as you've already downloaded the giveaway before the giveaway ended.

Reply   |   Comment by sue  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

This is the second time in a few months that Norton antivirus has blocked installation due to a virus on a game from your site. I have been using you site for a long time and it has always been a safe site...until lately!

Reply   |   Comment by Jami  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

How did that very rude comment make it pass the moderators to begin with? Bad move, Erick, Erick, My Name is Erick.

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Hi, sorry Scott, I have to disagree. This Site isn't just your 'regular' Game Store/Giveaway venue. It's also GGOTD 'social hub' and most of us (I hope) treat this Page little bit like a good old-fashion 'corner shop' (as we call them in Britain), or a shop full of treasures away from your main street, somewhere close-by in a leafy alley - where you can not only find what you are looking for, but have a friendly chat with the Owner (or Moderator!?) and/or lend an ear about day's affairs, unload what's bothering you and get advice. Thank goodness there are still places like that! You can find conveyer-belt like, or 'pay and go' treatment of customers (..next please) in practically every other big retail store? Internet too can be that store.. Here we have well balanced Site. Informative, not too geeky, not too techy, not too pushy, just simply interesting, educational and friendly, catering for both - Users and Developers! (it's big sister Site used to hold similar values, but sadly seems to be moving into unknown.. at the moment at least, but that's another matter)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

AnVir Task Manager informed me that the MonstaFish installer had just added a registry item to run at startup, which made me decide to delete the (obscure, unidentifiable) startup item and cancel out of the installation. Perhaps this was due to its attempts to refresh my .NET Framework 4.0 - who can say, since the MonstaFish installer wasn't telling me a single thing. This is unacceptable behaviour for a game installer - "safe" or otherwise.

My thanks today go to the makers of AnVir Task Manager, a truly great giveaway of yesteryear. :-/

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

As others have stated, there needed to be some kind of Microsoft nonsense updated. You don't get an option to refuse this and NOT install this game. Once you click on the setup file, it will update this MS framework whether you want to waste the bandwidth or not. THEN it asks if you want to install the game and this you can cancel. Not happy for starters.

I have another program monitoring installations for inclusion into my StartUp folder. For some reason, this game wants to start up with Windows. I denied it the privilege. I'm even less happy now.

Then I find out it created it's own Start Menu entry where it wanted to create it. Now I have to waste time moving the shortcut where I want it. I'm starting to get extra special unhappy.

Finally got to the part where I start the game and it brings it up in windowed mode (OK, no biggie) with the sound BLASTING. You only have on/off for sound, no volume. Now I'm in system volume. Done. The music is like a rock version of the Beach Boys. I guess it's supposed to be "happy" and "fun". Maybe it's because I started the game in my extra special unhappy mood, but the music made me want to repeatedly punch the developers in their collective faces. See how unhappy I am?

You are presented with a "Monsta Fish" label under a hideous cartoonish nightmare creature that I think is supposed to be a "cool" fish. Not sure. If you click and swipe the mouse, you suddenly discover that this is a rotating "menu" and you are presented with a different cartoonish nightmare fishy creature in a bubble (the "hook" game) as well as others that I didn't bother clicking on or looking at too closely because my ears began to bleed a bit from the music.

I tried both the initial namesake game play and the hook thing. Let's start with "Monsta Fish". You are presented with a screen that "explains" the controls and purpose of the game. Don't you DARE click "Go" to start the game without finishing this seeming never-ending slideshow of stuff to do. I did and I couldn't find any way to get it to play again. No help or anything. I think I may have missed something in that slideshow because for the life I me I couldn't figure out why some bubbles got a glowing outline and blew up together regardless of distance between them and why others didn't. I made it to level 6 before deciding it was in my monitor's best interest to stop playing as I was contemplating putting my fist through it.

There is a pink thing in the corner that is supposed to be an octopus that blows bubbles. Some are colored, most are clear. The bubbles make a boom that kills the evil cartoon nightmares, with colored ones making bigger booms. Combining bubbles makes bigger booms. The goal is to kill as many of these polluting fish as possible (or whatever is put on the level). Sometimes there is a slightly less hideous nightmare inducing cartoon fish in a bubble that comes up from the bottom and zig-zags it's way to the top. I think you are supposed to pop the bubble and release the fish, which then falls at the standard air rate of 9.2 ft per second squared to the bottom and beyond. I can't say for sure because I can't access the slideshow, but I didn't loose any lives in the process, so I presume it was a good idea to pop the bubbles.

I think the "twitchy" game play description refers to the controls. They are indeed "twitchy". I THINK this is another tablet game port, which has yet to go well in my experience. So I think one was initially supposed to touch and drag a bubble to another bubble to make it get bigger and/or double tap to blow it up and destroy the hideous mutant cartoon fish things that are polluting the pristine waters of our fake game world. So he point is to mimic this with them mouse. Click on bubble 1 and drag to bubble 2. That sort of worked, but not really. Sometimes I could "grab" the bubble I wanted, but most of the time I was grabbing some other distant bubble. That made merging what I wanted impossible. It seemed I could grab and drag/throw, but those results were a bit more dismal than grab and drag/place. After 6 levels or so I hadn't lost any lives but my ears were definitely bleeding from the loud music, my eyes were watering from the non-stop bubble mania with no rhyme or reason, and I didn't see the point of playing anything in absolute silence. With no menu button on screen, I had to find the escape button on my keyboard. That resulted in a warning about unsaved games to which I gladly said "YES!" and returned to the main menu. I could find no option to save the game, so maybe when a level is complete it automatically saves. Why bother letting the gamer know what happens beforehand?

So out at the main menu and I decided to try the hook game. A significantly less lengthy instruction slideshow was presented and having learned my lesson, I was sure to click through the entire thing. There was some mention of keyboard controls and the hook, but honestly, it seemed an overly complicated explanation for a fairly simple game. The slightly less nightmare inducing fish are lined up in their bubbles along the bottom of the screen. The full-blow bad trip nightmare fish are swimming back and forth along the top. I mean A LOT. Oh, and a giant hook on a fishing line. The goal is to lower the hook through the throng of evil fish, snag a bubble fish on the bottom, then bring said fish up through the throng without touching any of them to the waiting fisherman who, off screen, will conk it on the head and fry it up for dinner.

Same problem as the bubbles. I can't get the hook to lower or follow the mouse movements. The hook would start down, then freeze, then restart and then my mouse was sitting at the bottom of my monitor with no where else to go. If I moved left/right, the hook would move left/right - like an unpredictable drunk sailor. When I finally got the hook to the bottom (through some miracle not of my own making), I couldn't figure out how to grab a fishy. At some point, a fish finally latched itself onto the hook and up we went, only to be defeated by the first layer of evil fish because the hook wouldn't respond to the mouse.

Could the mouse movements be calibrated? Maybe, but there isn't a way to do it in-game. Do I want to waste the time doing that? No. I'm sure there are people out there who enjoy this game and I wish them all the best with it. Maybe it was the bad start, but I hate everything about this game. Certainly there have been worse games given away on this site, but this one actually made me mad. The game play itself could have been entertaining in a casual way, but it's so badly done that it's stressful to me.

I'm sorry I wasted the bandwidth on this one. It's being uninstalled with great prejudice after which I'll be systematically wiping the experience from my mind to put me back in the good mood I was in before trying to install this.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33


.......................Moderator Comment............................

Unfortunately I've had very little time to moderate today. for those of you who have had problems running this game, please chck the FAQ's thread that is found over in the GAME DISCUSSION forum sticky section, which you will find via the following link:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11647

From the comments I've read so far, it may be a resolution problem for some of you. I advise making sure your graphic drivers are updated.

Tomorrow will be the same w.r.t. moderation, that is sporadic and I won't have much time to respond to queries. I apologise for this. We are over at one of our rental homes all day clearing up the mess left by the previous tenants. Sorry for the inconvinience. Things should be sorted by the beginning of Novemeber when the new tenants move in (a bank manager, so I'm hoping we will have decent tenants this time)


Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Total disaster. Thumbs down.



.........................Moderator Comment.............................

Hi Ralf, can you explain why it's a disaster :?:

Reply   |   Comment by Ralf  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Downloaded fine although some weird installer I've only ever seen since XP days or less. Got the Microsoft Redistributable 4.0 Refresh and I'm like huh whats this? Just hope it hasn't changed any of my settings. It loaded in a small screen size around 3/4 the width of my screen. Went to Options and clicked on Wide screen. Nope, just went black and was not coming back. I had my mouse icon and just black. So Ctl-Alt-Delete and tried Compatibility and each time I tried Compatibility the screen got smaller and smaller. I'm guessing its not Win10 compatible.




.......................Moderator Comment............................

Hi Suzanne, it works on two of my win 10 computers. It may be your monitors resolution? Have you updated your graphic drivers recently? if not try doing that. hopefully it will fix the problem. I keep my drivers updated frequently and have only ever had a few problems running giveaway games since the project started back in 2006 and I've downloaded and installed virtually every game that has been given away, apart from a few when I've been on vacation.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Well, I can help you there, thanks to Wikipedia of course ... ;)

XNA Framework was a technology introduced by MS in 2004, to allow developers to create games that would run on XBox, Windows, Windows Phone, and Zune. Think of it as a .NET specifically for game development.

I say "was" because Microsoft officially dropped support for XNA in 2014.

Which means that today's game (if you don't already have XNA Framework installed) is plopping a stone-dead game support engine on your system.

I realise that there will always be big lumps of support software — often redundant or no longer supported — which necessarily get put on your system in order to play a game (remember the days when it seemed that EVERY game tried to install DirectX 9 even if you already had it installed?). But I think giving us a game which requires a rather large white elephant like XNA Framework without any warning is a little unfair.

The System Requirements above include .NET Framework 4, which is a good thing to mention; but it makes no mention of XNA Framework, which is a very different piece of software which IS clearly a requirement for this game! Really, I think when a game needs XNA Framework, that should be a SEPARATELY LISTED item in the System Requirements. What does everyone else think?

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth CEng MBCS  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

What is " twitch-based, action-puzzle game"?
thnx

Reply   |   Comment by Casey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Bad game! Not cool!

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Cute little game. Downloaded quickly on my Win 10 without any problems whatsoever. I played the first 10 levels very quickly before I lost one of my three lives. You do have to move quite fast, but it will be a nice diversion to play every so often.

Thank you for this little gem GGAOTD team and I hope all goes well with the cleanup efforts Whiterabbit!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

game sounds interesting but unable to get it to open. Installed on both my desktop and external hard drive (Windows 7) with shortcut on desktop but cannot open from anywhere. What happened here $%^&!

Reply   |   Comment by joybar  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Once again, whiterabbit feels the need to bore us with every minute detail of his life... NOBODY CARES how your tenants left your house.




........................Moderator Comment...................................

Hi Scott, as I mentioned to you before, the personal touch is important. There are actually a lot of community members who rely on my reviews, so I feel i owe them an explanation if i don't or aren't able to post the usual review. You may not be interested in reading these reviews, or the comments from other community members. If that is the case why even bother posting? You've never actually commented oj the games, instead you feel the need to post negative comments about my moderation. Be thankful that I have let your comment through.

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

As was said repeatedly before, Turn off your AV temporarily. Download and install the game. Then turn on your AV when installation is finished. It's that simple.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

You do remember that Mrs. Roper was in heat all the time.
And that her husband was a dead fish, by comparison.
A really dead fish!
Even his speech patterns were dead on delivery.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

When installing Hikkaduwa simply heap messages on the launches (on behalf admin). It is tried to - not even motel - because after the fourth window нафиг Amsterdam.
P.S. In fact, start installation was produced from the administrator, so that heap windows - all the interesting behavior ...

Translated using freetranslation dot com/en/ for the non-Russian speakers or readers here.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Hi, I wanted to download today's Giveaway 'Monstafish' for my husband, as from it's description it sounded a bit like 'Feeding Frenzy', Game he used to play ..er, rather a lot:) in our RealArcade days (together with Insanitarium off course, which if I remember correctly had something to do with feeding Fish in tanks, or they would die?) But - first of all I couldn't find this Game on Giveaway link to Immnitas homepage (to check when it was released), so googled it up and found here:

http://www.wildtangent.co.uk/games/monstafish
and here:
http://www.wildtangent.co.uk/Developers/immanitasentertainment

Next, by just simply visiting these pages (surely safe) - my desktop shortcut to Google started playing about and having 'no program associated with this url', and further still - as soon as I started installing the Game I got warning about Trojan infection(!), which read: Profiler.gen.a (Trojan) found, quarantined and whether to restart Windows now or later..I naturally canceled the Installation and restarted. No, I never had or have problem regarding 'themida' wrapper, I know about these things being false positives a.s.o, I'm also quite an experienced Games' user and installer, so I was surprised my McAfee picked on this one?? Again, knowing already what to expect thanks to earlier post of Mike Studyform - I would have done what He did, if not for the other strange behaviour with this specific Game.
We had Games from this Developer before and they installed just fine, but equally those could be found on their main Homepage (does it make any difference? I don't know)

ALL IN ALL - I'm sorry to say I wish I had better luck installing Monstafish, but unfortunately all these little 'gremlins' surrounding this installation discouraged me from pursuing any further. Hope others have no problems and enjoy playing Today's Game. Good job it's not a HOG!:), or I would be screaming blue murder, haha. Evening All.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Oops, well then my comment on the software is that it will not work on my windows 8.1 Samsung ativ tablet! Grrrr!

Reply   |   Comment by spiritwalker51  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Downloaded, installed and activated. When I invoke the game, it loads to the splash screen I guess you call it? Shows all the little fish and creatures and the options, music, (which plays) and the other little gears, but it will not start the game and it is like it freezes up. Nothing will work and I have to start the task manager to close it.
Grrrr!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by spiritwalker51  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

For starters, I just want to signal that the game.giveaway.com TICKER is NOT visible on a forum (where I put it as my sign). It isn’t visible even in the “Spread the word” section of this website.

I submitted the compressed package to virustotal and metascan-online: no problems detected.
I also checked it with WinDefender, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and EmsiSoft Emergency Kit (those programs are installed or portable on this PC): no problems detected.
I submitted the "setup.exe" to virscan and jotti: scan engines on jotti found nothing, FPROT scan engine on virscan found "W32/Felix:P:Lastsect_unkn!Eldorado", that I considered as false positive.
The game installed itself well on windows 10 (standard/home) x64, but strangely: it installed "Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh", then said the game has been activated and then shown the real game installation; anyway, the game started without problems.

The game has been translated to my language (Italian), but in the options I can select "windowed/full screen" (I know what that means, but it should be in Italian like other strings).
When playing, I can't see a button where I can pause the game and save the progresses, or where I can increase or lower sounds and music.
I.e., I really MISS a MENU button, like those we all can find in other games.
I can't see anywhere the four modes described in the usual Whiterabbit-UK's first post/review.
Maybe they will be available after completing the first x levels...?
It seems this game is still in alpha/beta version and, i.e., it doesn't seem a full and completed release with all bugs fixed.
By the way, I'll keep it for further fun and analysis.

Thanks for this game, as usual, to Whiterabbit-uk (aka Stephen), to GGaotD and to Immanitas!!!

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Geez awful rating and the comments! Well nuf said. Will give another read later in day but so far don't need the grief and too busy to sandbox. Best of luck to guys. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I decided to give this a try. I am so glad I use a virtual environment when testing software. The installer decided it needed to 'refresh' my .net Framework 4.0 before it could install. This seemed to take forever. When it finally finished 'refreshing' my Framework, the installation began, giving me a choice of where to install. This also seemed to take forever all the while showing a progress bar without a bar to show the progress. When this part finally finished I tried to start the game and received a windows dialogue box telling me .net Framework 4.0 was required to run the program and asked me if I wanted to download it. I chose not to. I then went to look for myself and could not find it. I had it before I installed this software. I rebooted my system (remember I was in a virtual environment) and my Framework 4.0 is (thankfully) back again. I must give this software a thumbs down based on the destructiveness of the installation. I cannot rate the game itself as it never started. My virtual environment is Returnil System Safe. I use Win7 64bit with 4GB DDR3 memory.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

My antivirus keep blocking him ... i can't get it installed ... it stays a zipp file ... please help me

Reply   |   Comment by Angelique  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Installs and runs without problems on Win 7 64-bit. The thing being installed in the process is "Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh". Interesting to "refresh" something I've never installed (or heard of) before, but Microsoft appears as its producer like in every other piece of software that is known to come from MS. The game seems to be about pulling together as many bubbles (which suffer from a sort of inertia or "understeering") as possible to create an even greater bubble to blow up all fish on the screen. Yeah. Yawn. I've seen better.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeJ  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

The game downloaded and installed as expected, though it does seem to have an older style installer. I have to admit the music is really cute the graphics are colorful and fun, it had me in stitches laughing! Apparently, this game even made Greenlight on Steam but it hasn't been released yet. I can tell this game is awesome. Here's the thing though - it has some *serious* controller response issues and lag on my computer. My computer isn't old but I do have a win 10 machine so there might be a few compatibility issues. I'll tinker with compatibility mode on my side and see if that resolves the issue. Maybe later somebody else will have some ideas. Thanks for the great game!

Reply   |   Comment by Mikki  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I have not tried to download this game yet, but the last 4 games I have tried to install (ever since installing Windows 10) end up with a "Set-Up file is corrupted" notice. Are there plans to make this compatible with Windows 10 soon?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

First time ever for a problem:

Clickedto install as usual and got the "Windows MX4" msg, but since I've NEVER had anything malicious from GOTD, I automatically clicked on it (force of habit). A WISE installer popped up to instal the game ... part of the wrapper? Installed game, but haven't played yet. No unusual msgs from my "Private Firewall", so I'll hope for the best. Will let you know if anything untoward happens.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

What is a "Twitch-based" game? Most twitchy things make me nervous! BE STILL!

I bet WHITE RABBIT has the BESTEST rental property in all of ENGLAND! May your next tenant the the 14th BIGGEST Doctor WHO fan in the Universe! You the #1 Landlord since the ROPERS!

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

With 81% negative votes, I ordinarily wouldn't even consider installing, but it does sound kind of interesting and something a bit different. I don't even know what "twitch-based" means, but it sounds frantic :) and I usually like my games a bit less stressful, but might give it a shot if there are more written reviews a bit later. Votes aren't that helpful in the absence of written comments. I like that this sounds a bit different from the usual (though I love the usual, too :)).

Reply   |   Comment by hecate  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

So when I installed this I got Microsoft XNA framework redistributable 4.0 refresh also installed...don't know what it is but just wanted to mention...

Reply   |   Comment by swa  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

thanks for help

Reply   |   Comment by Luke  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

No problem with the scans of the zip and the folder, but a the install AVG warns : ADP ALEXA 51... OULALAAAA...
Since I have been "forced", a few days ago, by Bill's gang to "upgrade" from the awfull 8.1 to the worser - if it's possible to be worser... - 10, I have my count of troubles.
I'll come back tomorrow, rugby will help me to wait !
Have a nice day everybody !

Reply   |   Comment by Hal Leila France  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

my antivirus seems this instalator as virus - so this is false alarm ?



...........................Moderator comment.............................

Yes, it is definitely a false positive. The game has a wrapper protected by themida based code, which is often used to hide malware. in this case it has been used to protect the games exe file from being hacked by unscrupulous community members. The game is safe to install.

Reply   |   Comment by Luke  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I thought, "This game could be anything, I'll give it a try".
Unusual things then happened;
After downloading I got the message in its own box (4 times actually), saying that the game hadn't downloaded properly and giving me the choice to continue or restart (or something, I didn't take much notice of the wording). I ignored it and closed the 4 boxes and left the other more usual stuff to continue - Activation page and installation.
Also... Something else had to download/update (Microsoft MX4 something or other?), this took a few seconds.
Anyway I allowed it all to happen.
Then... A window asking for my email address and to verify some image/letters to prove I'm real, for Giveawayoftheday.
Which I DID NOT fill in, but closed (being neither a social media user nor having any desire to receive even more spam than I already get).


After all this I was pleasantly relieved and surprised to find I had the game, with its own icon on my desktop too!!!
So I started to play it. Well, I tried to.
Initially the game appears in a window, as opposed to full screen, with the option to change instead of the other way round.
Good, this saved me changing it. I prefer windowed games.
Other options include Music on/off, Effects (sound) on/off, Credits (use esc to get out of this screen) and Show hints.
No volume controls btw, just on/off.
I decided to show hints.
Unfortunately this hasn't helped. I have very little idea as to what's happening.

Bubbles appear, and you can guide them to join them together and make bigger bubbles, then you can click on them.
Occasionally a bubble will appear with a fish inside it, this can be clicked on to 'pop' it.
This seems to be about it!

It looks like it could be fun, with its cartoony graphics and not irritating sound, but there's no real way of knowing!
I'll look in later to see if any light might be shed by other reviews, otherwise I might try playing it again.




................................Moderator comment..........................

Thank you for your feedback mike. I've not got the time to play or write a review today. Our new tenants are moving in a week Friday and we still have so much to do to get the house habitable (due to our previous tenants). So I'm unable to devote my usual time to the game giveaway. From the name of the game and my brief play would suggest an insanaquarium type game where the bigger you are the more you can eat. Get caught by one that is larger than yourself, you are the mouse. Though it's still a little confusing to me as well. The graphic is vibrant and cartoon like, but in a very professional looking cartoonish way. Looks well made. Lets hope someone can be more specific about what this game is all about. :)


I found the following description on Desura:

MonstaFish is a twitch-based, action-puzzle game featuring a series of compelling modes with more bite than a toxic MonstaFish. It features mouth-watering, comic book style graphics, and a commissioned soundtrack that will have you tapping both finger and foot to the beat of the game play. Keep the water clean of polluting mutant MonstaFish in four different game modes, where you use various methods to clear the pool. With beautiful graphics, great sounds and a theme tune that will get in your head these deep waters are guaranteed to pull you under.


AND:

From Steam:

The 4 game modes:

• In “Fish Hook” mode lower the hook down to rescue the goldfish, then manoeuvre it back up to the boat at the top, all while watching the clock run down and avoiding the traffic of Monstafish. As the game gets progressively harder there will be more fish, as well as swinging toxic barrels to avoid.

• “Fish Hunt” is where you have to be as accurate as a sharpshooter by dragging the two static crosshairs to extinguish the Monstafish. While on the screen they will pollute the water bringing your meter up, when this fills the game will end.
You also have limited shots, so don’t shoot without aiming.

• “Time Attack”; where it’s you and your trigger finger against hordes of fish and the clock! MonstaFish come from both directions at once, in ever increasing waves, blast them as fast as you can to stop them in their tracks. Achieve multipliers by hitting bunches of fish in one tap for the ultimate score.

• Finally there is MonstaFish mode itself, where your local friendly super-Octopus releases bubbles that you have to use to deflate the evolved Monstafish that lurk in these waters. Combine bubbles to increase their strength, add a colour to make them super effective against the same coloured fish, or make several to chain them together and create a hyper bubble to increase the cleaning carnage. If you are too slow – your pollution meter goes up and up until – Game Over!


Reply   |   Comment by Mike Studyform  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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Not xp compatible :(

Reply   |   Comment by fatherted  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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При установке вылезает просто куча сообщений о запусках (от имени админа). Что оно там пыталось поставить - даже не задумался - т.к. после четвертого окошка вырубил нафиг.
P.S. Кстати - запуск инсталяции производился от администратора, так что куча окон - весь интересное поведение...

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No review today (We are still preparing our old home for new tenants after the previous tenants left the place in a state - looks like they did no cleaning whatsoever over the two years they were tenants - we've had to replace all of the downstairs carpets and flooring in the kitchen diner as well as redecorate throughout, new bathroom and new lawn laying in the back garden, so I've not got any time this morning to write a review - moderation will also be affected, but i will try and moderate as often as I can).

In response to Mikes post above, I've posted Steam Greenlights description of the game:





Monstrous fun awaits you in the deep….
MonstaFish is a twitch-based, action-puzzle game featuring a series of compelling modes with more bite than a toxic MonstaFish.

Of course this is no CALL OF DUTY or NEED FOR SPEED (nevertheless it's a duty inside MonstaFish to act speedy) but it's a great and addictive casual game that is perfect not only for the quick fun in between and will cost less than a descent burger at your favourite fast food restaurant :-)

It features mouth-watering, comic book style graphics, and a commissioned soundtrack that will have you tapping both finger and foot to the beat of the game play. Keep the water clean of polluting mutant MonstaFish in four different game modes, where you use various methods to clear the pool. With beautiful graphics, great sounds and a theme tune that will get in your head these deep waters are guaranteed to pull you under.



Game features:

• Keep the water clean of polluting mutant MonstaFish!
• Contend with a multitude of mutant fish with unique abilities.
• 4 different game modes to master




The 4 game modes:



• In “Fish Hook” mode lower the hook down to rescue the goldfish, then manoeuvre it back up to the boat at the top, all while watching the clock run down and avoiding the traffic of Monstafish. As the game gets progressively harder there will be more fish, as well as swinging toxic barrels to avoid.

• “Fish Hunt” is where you have to be as accurate as a sharpshooter by dragging the two static crosshairs to extinguish the Monstafish. While on the screen they will pollute the water bringing your meter up, when this fills the game will end.
You also have limited shots, so don’t shoot without aiming.

• “Time Attack”; where it’s you and your trigger finger against hordes of fish and the clock! MonstaFish come from both directions at once, in ever increasing waves, blast them as fast as you can to stop them in their tracks. Achieve multipliers by hitting bunches of fish in one tap for the ultimate score.

• Finally there is MonstaFish mode itself, where your local friendly super-Octopus releases bubbles that you have to use to deflate the evolved Monstafish that lurk in these waters. Combine bubbles to increase their strength, add a colour to make them super effective against the same coloured fish, or make several to chain them together and create a hyper bubble to increase the cleaning carnage. If you are too slow – your pollution meter goes up and up until – Game Over!


MonstaFish is published exclusively by Immanitas Entertainment and brought to you from exciting UK-based start-up, Ironsun Studios.





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