Deep Sea Catch: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Price: Free

Deep Sea Catch: Written and Video iPhone App Review

Deep Sea Catch for iPad

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, we really like arcade games. In fact, we’d say it’s just about one of our favorite things on the planet. We might even like it more than we like a good shepherd’s pie. Which is why we’re absolutely stoked to introduce you today to Deep Sea Catch by developer Nexgen Studio. The app provides us with a unique way to capture some fish, earn some points, and spend some quality time with our friends. It’s a fish-filled fun bag, and for more information, you need only to read our full review below.

Concept and Gameplay

The basic idea behind Deep Sea Catch goes something like this: You pilot a ship that’s in charge of collecting fish for profit. To do this, you’ll need to fire your net cannon at all the passing poissons and hope that you get them in time before they disappear off the screen. You’ll need to leverage the level of each shot you fire, while also being aware of the fact that each shot costs you money. On top of all this, you’ll also just need to aim and shoot like crazy in order to bag some of the larger fish in the sea. Trust us, it’s one heck of a lot of fun.

Underneath this, you can also pick up your vessel and move. If you find a treasure chest, you can unleash your diver to go collect the spoils for some additional experience and money. This, combined with the shooting mechanic from before, makes for an interesting cocktail of arcade fun. At the very least, it’s an original drink that we’ve never quite sipped before.

Graphics and Design

Deep Sea Catch for iPad

Deep Sea Catch for iPad

We’re rather conflicted about Deep Sea Catch’s design for a number of reasons. First of all, we did find the action a bit slow at times: We could’t bag any of the larger fish without engaging in the (unbelievably fun) multiplayer setting, or sometimes we just found the ship a bit slow in motion. In addition, we also had some concerns about replay value within the single player game. That being said, the art style of the app itself is unbelievably good looking. It sports a decidedly steam punk theme that we dug immensely. So to summarize, the game may have some pacing issues, but the graphics alone will make you glad you got it.

Overall Value

We have to admit as well, Deep Sea Catch is a tremendous value considering its free price tag. if you’re in the mood a new sea-themed arcade game, there’s none finer for the money. Furthermore, despite some of the pacing issues, the title is still rock solid and easily worth your time investment. To stop being posh: It’s a bloody good game with a boatload of fun—no pun intended.

Deep Sea CatchDeep Sea Catch requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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