It seems like developers should be running out of ideas for cute, simple games by now, but they’re not. Mighty Fin is the perfect example of finding a way to take an idea that is somewhat over populated in the app store, adding a creative charm and innovative twist to make it a whole new, exciting and addictive game.
Your job is to help Mighty Fin swim around the world, and into some very interesting candy-related levels. Yum. There are 16 different levels that vary when you replay them. The fish will swim automatically in a side-scrolling platform sort of way. If you want Mighty Fin to dive, you touch the screen and hold it. If you want him to jump, you let go of the screen and watch him soar.
Your goal is to collect bubbles as you swim along. Each bubble you collect gives points and some offer higher valued bubbles than others. There are also hidden treasures in some of the bubbles. There are 60 hidden souvenirs, costumes and vehicles that you can collect and outfit Might Fin in as he swims along. None of them give any bonuses to his abilities, but they sure do look cute.
There are three different modes, Regular, Survival and Endless Zen. Each of the 16 levels must be unlocked by finishing the previous one. Each level can be replayed over and over again. And believe me, you will want to. You can move up in the Game Center leader board ranks by collecting all of the bubbles and hidden treasures on each level.
What I liked: The graphics are cute without being overly adorable. You’re manly boyfriend won’t be embarrassed to be seen playing the game. I also loved the costume changes. It gives each level an additional reason to beat it. When you see that special bubble, you work extra hard to grab it.
What I didn’t like: This is just a suggestion, not a dislike, but it might be nice to see bonus upgrades hidden within the levels, like super speed, or slow-mo (so you can grab all of the bubbles easier).
To buy or not to buy: I can’t believe this game is only $0.99. If you like simple, auto side-scrolling action arcade games, this is for you.
- App Name: Mighty Fin
- Version Reviewed: 2.0.2
- Category: Games
- Developer: Launching Pad Games
- Price: $0.99