Fish Schtick

Not all of the games in the After Dark Games collection were good. While Bad Dog 911 was an enjoyable little game about maiming a clock cleaner, Fish Schtick is a pretty terrible game about… fish, and then only slightly.

See, you have this view of some underwater scene or other, it doesn’t really matter. Occasionally a set of fish will swim by, each with a letter on them. Your goal is to unscramble the word they spell out. Figure it out and you get some points and some time added to the clock. Don’t figure it out either before the time runs out (the fish swim off the screen) or you give up (you hit the space bar), and the word is revealed, and it’s on to the next word, assuming you have any time left on the clock.

This game is so simple that it’s intensely boring. I’m almost convinced it was put in the collection to pad the number of games they could include on the box. Heck, I couldn’t even find a picture to attach to this post (and my copy of the game is long gone). I wouldn’t fret too much about it, though. It’s not that good.

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