Tropical Fish

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Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish console.jpeg
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch, Game Boy Advance
Release date Game & Watch:
USA July 8, 1985
Europe July 8, 1985
Genre Puzzle
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
Mode(s) Single player
Game & Watch:
Game Boy Advance:
Media GBA icon.png Cartridge
Game & Watch:
Game Boy Advance:

Tropical Fish is a Game & Watch game that was released as a New Wide Screen game on July 8, 1985. It is featured in the Museum from Game & Watch Gallery 2 and is featured as an unlockable minigame in Game & Watch Gallery 4.


Tropical Fish as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4

The player controls a man who holds up a fishbowl to catch fish that jump from a fish tank. The player needs to keep catching the fish to transfer them to the other fish tank on the other side. Each time a fish lands in the fishbowl or the other fish tank, the player receives a point. As the player progresses in the game, more fish will appear, and they will eventually jump faster. If a fish lands on the floor, a cat will eat it and spit out the bones, and the player will get a miss. At 300 points, any misses the player has will be removed. The player receives a Game Over when they have three misses. In Game A, fish jump from the right fish tank to the left one. In Game B, fish might jump from either fish tank, and they also might jump either right or left after landing in the fishbowl.

References in other games[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Mr. Game & Watch has an attack that involves him hitting opponents with a fishbowl, referencing Tropical Fish.

External links[edit]

Tropical Fish info on In the Attic, a website dedicated to classic videogames