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Fish Tycoon Lite

By Last Day of Work

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***NOTE: The FULL version of Fish Tycoon is currently on sale for $0.99 for a very limited time! If you have wanted the FULL version, now is your chance!***

Fish Tycoon is the award-winning virtual fish breeding game from the creators of the acclaimed Virtual Villagers series. Now, with the introduction of Fish Tycoon for iPhone and iPod touch, you can take this sensational game with you wherever you go!

Starting with $300 and a handful of eggs gathered from the fabled island of Isola, your goal is to unlock the genetic puzzle and discover the 7 Magic Fish of Isola. Along your journey to discovering the Magic Fish, you will breed and care for more than 400 species of fish, financing your operation by selling your creations to the eager customers who visit your Fish Store. A wide variety of aquarium supplies are available to equip and customize your tanks, care for your fish, and magically enhance your aquariums. The game continues to progress in true real time, even when your iPhone is turned off, so don’t forget to check in regularly to feed your fish, cure their illnesses, and create the next generation of baby fish that will be another step in your pursuit of the legendary Magic Fish of Isola.

More about Fish Tycoon

* It’s a virtual pet: care for your fish in your own virtual aquarium.
* It’s a simulation game: maintain virtual fish in a persistent world.
* It’s a genetic puzzle: discover which breeding combinations will lead to the discovery of the 7 Magic Fish.
* It’s a tycoon game: test your business skills and aquarium skills at the same time!
* There are many approaches to solving the game, with over 400 species of fish to breed.
* The built-in screensaver allows you to display your fish in your own virtual aquarium.
* You can customize your tanks: purchase aquarium ornaments and place them where you like them!
* Experience real-time game play, with new surprises every time you turn on the game!

Lite version features:

- Unlimited play
- Full access to fish supplies and research
- 2 fish tanks for breeding and selling your fish

Upgrade to the full version to get tanks that hold 3 times as many fish and the option to purchase a third customizable fish tank for even more fish breeding!

March 11: v1.02 Still not fixing the savegame resets that a few players are seeing, so we are preparing a broader fix to this problem. We'll try to rush this update out VERY quickly!

Feb 24: Submitted update to Apple. Bug fixes including stability and savegame fixes.

Visit our Official Fish Tycoon site at for instructions, strategy guides, and much more!

For the latest info, and to find out what else we're cookin' up, follow us on Twitter at:

What's New in Version 1.1.1

* Fish Environment research once again possible in the free version
* Removed inadvertent inclusion of the second tank in the Supply Shop
* Changes in ad content

iPhone Screenshots

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Customer Reviews


The game is fairly difficult, and the graphics are really bad. Ads run across the top of the game all the time, and squishes the screen until its almost impossible to see what anything says and everything looks blurry. The bigger the ad, the worse the graphics.

The bad graphics also make it impossible to make out what customers are thinking, so you have no way of knowing How they are reacting to your fish.

Dead fish turn white and freeze in place, making it really hard to find them in some areas of the tank, it'd be much easier to have them float to the top, since they still take up tank space even when they're dead.

I haven't gotten far enough in the game to where I would need to research my tank options but from what I've heard that's impossible unless you buy the full version, which actually makes me want to just delete the app rather than pay for it.

2/5 This app definitely has some potential, but it still needs a lot of work.

: L

I love the game, I love it on the computer more, though. Here's how you can make it better:

A) You could fix the graphics so you can actually tell what's wrong with your fish!! My fish keep dying and I can't tell why! If it's from fungus or ick!

B) Like the computer version, you should have an extra tank that you can buy. I have no room for all my fish, that I have to keep the fish I WANT, in the SELL tank!

C) Make the game easier. I know you can change the game difficulty in the options menu, but it doesnt change at all! It's still so hard to sell your fish! Even when you keep lowering the prices, the customers still won't buy them.

Please fix the bugs, and then maybe I'll THINK about getting the full version.

Cheaper items PLEEZ!

It is almost impossible to get most research items in the store. Unless this game is your halftime job. Also the words are soooooo tiny! Ever tried reading it yourself? Tanks should house at least ten fish and you should be able to buy more tanks or unlock them. I ended having to use my sell tank as a breeding one!!!!!! Magic fish should be much easier to find too and the sickness should be described better. I am not rating this app any higher than this until you make some attempt to these issues.

Fish Tycoon Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 15, 2011
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 14.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: LDW Software, LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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