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Solve creative match 3 puzzles and develop an award-winning saltwater aquarium of your dreams!

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  • What's Free - Play game for 100 minutes.
  • File Size - 40 MB
  • Play It On - Win XP/Vista/7


DFG Exclusive Review Summary

A superior game, one of the very best in its category.


  • A ton of different level layouts and designs to play
  • Buy various types of fish and items to improve your fish tanks
  • Earn more money to spend with better performance
  • Unlock new fish tanks with different themes


  • No difficulty settings
  • Fish tanks don't really do anything
  • Only a single mode of play




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Game Description

Build up and develop your Fishdom!

Fishdom is a catchy aquarium game where you solve match 3 puzzles, earn money, and add fish and other items to your saltwater aquarium.

Every time you complete the match 3 puzzle level, you earn a certain amount of money for your aquarium tank. Use the money to buy beautiful fish and attractive ornaments for your dream aquarium. Get accessories and supplies to create the perfect conditions for your fish pals and ensure their comfort.


The better your aquarium, the more awards you can win. Play more levels to earn more money and keep upgrading your virtual tank.

Fishdom is a blend classic match 3 game play some catchy new ideas. If you like saltwater fish and match 3 games, Fishdom is the right game for you! Download and play the free trial!

Fishdom Review

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Review by Brandon

Fishdom is a fast-paced game with an interesting ocean theme in which you must match various sea-related items in a line to form a group of three or more. The simple gameplay and controls make this game a great choice for anyone to play. There are plenty of levels to keep you playing and entertained.

You can earn money based on your performance on each level, and then use that money to buy fish, items, and upgrades for your fish tanks. New fish tanks with different themes can even be unlocked and upgraded. This is a great match 3 game that's very similar to Big Kahuna Reef.


Match 3 With Explosion Element

In Fishdom, you have a grid that is full of different types of ocean-related items such as star fish and manta rays. Your goal is to turn all the golden tiles on the grid blue by matching the items on those tiles. You need to match three or more of one item in a horizontal or vertical line. You must do this by swapping the items with one another. Swapping items can only be done between two items at a time, and causes them to switch positions if the swap will create a match. You can swap an item with another item that is directly above, below, to the left, or to the right of it.

Not only do you want to create matches to clear tiles and earn points, but bigger matches can create explosives that can be used to clear tiles and obstacles. Matching five or more of an item will create explosive pieces that will create an explosion when swapped. The size of the explosion depends on how large the match is, so some strategy can some into play when trying to create larger matches and deciding when to use the explosives. If you create enough explosives, you'll earn a lightning powerup that will remove one type of item from the grid when swapped.

Unique Levels and Locked Tiles

There are tons of different levels to take on in the game, with each level having a unique grid layout and obstacles. Some levels have obstacles like locked tiles that you need to match before the item on that tile can be moved. Some of these locked tiles even need to be matched multiple times before the items can be moved. This adds another level of difficulty and complexity to deal with, and keeps each level feeling a bit different than the last.

Build a Virtual Fish Tank

As you progress through levels, you'll also earn money that you can use to purchase fish or items for your fish tanks. It's an interesting addition that can give you something to work towards, but at the same time the fish tanks don't really do anything as far as gameplay goes. They're just something to look at and decorate.

No Difficulty Settings or Various Modes

One downside to the game is the lack of modes or difficulty settings. The game isn't very challenging, especially with the long time you have to complete each level. The difficulty does ramp up as you continue to advance, but difficulty settings would have allowed players to challenge themselves with something tougher or reduce the difficulty on later levels if needed.

Controls are Easy to Use

Like other similar games, the controls for the game are simple and easy to learn. The only thing you need to do in the game is swap items and use the explosives, which can be done via clicking the mouse. The game gives you a quick explanation on how to swap items and create matches before you start playing. You'll also get helpful tips when you encounter new obstacles or mechanics to deal with (such as explosives or locked tiles).


Great Looking Graphics

In addition to the great gameplay, Fishdom also brings an interesting and consistent ocean theme in both the music and graphics. There are colorful fish, various decorations, plants, and other items that you can place in your fish tanks. The items that you match throughout the game also fit the theme, with everything from starfish to shells. You can even watch fish swimming around in between the levels or when you pause the game. The graphics themselves are sharp and colorful, and work well with the gameplay. The music is also fairly interesting, although you may grow tired of it after enough play.

Conclusion - A Solid Match 3 Game With Superb Graphics and Theme

If you're looking for match 3 game to keep you occupied, look no further than Fishdom. You can buy new fish and items to improve the appearance of your fish tanks, and upgrade as you play the game. You earn money based on your performance, pushing you to match the most matches you can in the shortest amount of time possible. The simple gameplay and controls make it something that would be a great choice for anyone to play. This game is worth a try for any fan of match 3 games.

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Gameplay Video

Get a quick glance at the gameplay elements which can be found in Fishdom. See both the intense match-3 action and your fish tank which you can decorate with a wide variety of accessories and rare or exotic fish.

 Video of game play for Fishdom


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