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DFG Exclusive Review Summary
A superior game, one of the very best in its category.
- Fun facts add an educational touch to the game
- Eating small fish while avoiding the big fish can be addicting.
- Play a Butterfly Fish all the way up to a Great White Shark.
- Unlock the mystery fish and you can play the game again as it.
- Older audience might get bored quickly.
- No difficulty settings.
Same Great Action as the Original!
Feeding Frenzy 2 is a very fun, fast-paced underwater action game where you star as a fish seeking to survive the battle of the food chain. Eat smaller fish and grow - the fish that were trying to eat you will now become your dinner!
Track Down the Mysterious Shadow Fish
As you progress through the levels, you will notice the shadow of a strange fish appear. Your goal is to hunt this fish through 60 exciting levels to find out what it is and how it might affect your ocean home. When you do track it down, you will have to challenge it face to face in some thrilling boss battles before you reach the end of the game.
Play as 6 Different Fish
You start out the game as Boris the butterfly fish. Pass a few levels and you will need the help of new friends to track down the mystery fish in different parts of the ocean. Edie the Angler will help you in the deep and dark water levels. Become a Queen Trigger fish, even a great white shark as you attempt to solve the mystery.
New Bonuses and Play Options
Feeding Frenzy 2 expands on the original through several fun new features. Some levels let you jump out of the water and catch bugs and other helpful bonuses. New powerups like fishing lures that distract bigger fish, mushrooms that shrink predators, and exciting boss battles are just a few new things that await your discovery. Give Feeding Frenzy 2 a try - you'll love it!
If you buy the full version of Feeding Frenzy 2, you can enjoy:
- A game easy to learn and control for all ages of players
- New underwater challenges like dark water levels and jumping for bugs
- 6 different fish to play!
- Build your reflexes and and hand-eye coordination!
- A great, fast paced game for a quick coffee break or several hours of continual play!
Feeding Frenzy 2 Review
Review by Mick
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown is the latest installment in the series and it doesn't disappoint. The adventure storyline will have you hooked and wanting to keep playing so you can discover what the mystery fish is. You can gobble up small fish while dashing to avoid being eaten yourself. The game is more geared towards kids but everyone can definitely enjoy this game just the same.
Basic Game Idea - Get Bigger!
You begin the game as Boris the Butterfly Fish, and as you progress through the levels you begin to notice changes in the food chain. Barracudas and Leopard Sharks begin showing up where they never were before. Eventually you will see the shadow of the mystery fish which starts your quest to find it. As you progress even farther through the levels you will play other fish like Edie the Anglerfish or Goliath the Great White Shark. You will eventually need to fight the mystery fish in a boss style fight several times until the end of the game. All this takes place in 60 levels with varying environments.
The gameplay is simple in theory, but becomes very challenging as you move farther into the game. Controlling your fish is done entirely with the mouse. Moving up, down, left and right is done by moving the mouse just like you would normally. The left click causes you to dash while the right click lets you suck in large groups of fish. The second action is not available from the beginning of the game.
Watch What You Eat
When you start each level you are the second to smallest fish on the screen making your goal to eat enough smaller fish that you grow in size and are able to eat larger fish. You repeat this again to grow to a third size, once you have eaten enough in the third size you have completed the level.
At the end of each level you get to read a fun fact about fish or or other aquatic things, which adds a small amount of educational material to the game. During each level bubbles will float up through the level and in these bubbles will be power-ups that will help you complete the level. There are power-ups like the Shrink Shroom that shrinks all fish that are larger than you so you can eat them. Also there is the Feeding Frenzy Power-up, this fills one level of your frenzy multiplier. The frenzy multiplier is a reward for quickly eating large numbers of fish. It works by multiplying your score, so the faster you eat the more points you get.
A Couple Different Game Modes
You can experience the campaign in two ways: the regular mode or the Time Attack mode. The only difference between the two is in the Time Attack mode you must complete each level in a certain amount of time or you fail. You can add time to the timer by eating bubbles that contain a clock. The Time Attack mode make the game a little more challenging if you are bored by the regular mode.
The graphics and sound are good in Feeding Frenzy 2 and very similar to the first game. The environments are all 2D with background detail to make it look like the appropriate environment. The fish are more cartoony than realistic. The sound of eating fish can become annoying after a while since it is the same every time you eat a fish and you will be eating hundreds and hundreds of fish. The sound and graphics don't really add or detract anything from the game.
A few minor issues with the game that could have been done better don't really detract from the game too much either. The first thing is no difficulty settings, any game should include difficulty settings to increase the range of people who will be challenged by the game. You should be able to make the game easier or harder depending on your preferences. The next issue is tied to the difficulty settings, older players might get bored quickly. If the game is too easy or just becomes too repetitive people can become bored with it. That's not to say that everyone can't enjoy this game, but it is definitely geared for a younger audience.
Conclusion - A Fantasically Fun Family Friendly Game :)
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown is a family friendly game all the way. The bits of information thrown in will teach kids and adults alike about the fish world. Minor annoyances from the sound and a lack of difficulty settings don't even come close to being a major issue with this great game. If you were a fan of the first game, just enjoy casual gaming or have kids at home then this is a great game for you.
Player created video showing first few levels.
- Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown was released on February 6, 2006.
- This game is the work of PopCap Games.
- Currently, the only other title in the Feeding Frenzy series is the first game.
- PopCap has produced some of the most successful and well-known titles in the casual market, such as Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, Atomica, Zuma, Bookworm Adventures and the Bejeweled series.
- Feeding Frenzy 2 is available for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
- Feeding Frenzy 2 has been downloaded from CNET more than 80 thousand times and has a place on the site's top 50 arcade games.