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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Swaying aquatic plants. Fish idly swimming about. My Aquarium is a relaxing, Wii software experience which allows you to enjoy a virtual aquarium in your spare time. Regardless of fresh or saltwater, you can select from over 40 popular types of fish; including favorites like the Ocellaris Clownfish, the Freshwater Angelfish, and the Asian Arowana. You can also create up to six different aquariums and personalize them by adding decorations like seaweed and driftwood. In My Aquarium, you can send aquariums to your registered friends. The aquariums can even be set with special dates, such as a friend's birthday, when the fish commemorate it with a dance. Feed your fish, and watch them steadily grow from fry to adult. Then, after meeting certain conditions, you can breed them. Another fun feature allows you to interact with your fish using your Wii Remote, such as "tapping" the glass of your aquarium! [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. My Aquarium is not a game, so we're not reviewing it as such. If you are happy that in downloading this you’ll be getting a virtual aquarium, then you really can't go wrong here.
  2. 60
    It's an aquarium, plain and simple. There isn't much interaction, you'll probably play with it for a few minutes, set your system on the custom-made screensaver mode for a few minutes every day or so, and leave it at that.
  3. If you're not allowed a real fish tank this is a reasonable compromise, but it's really no substitute from the real thing, or for an actual game. [Oct 2008, p.74]
  4. My Aquarium attracts the casual public of the Wii because of its promise to be a true virtual aquarium, but gamers probably won't find anything worthy.
  5. I'm certainly not averse to this sort of thing appearing on WiiWare but My Aquarium feels like half an idea, lazily executed. If you like the idea of a virtual fish-tank, and don't mind that your input is minimal, then the price is about as right as it'll ever get for this sort of thing.
  6. Endless Ocean, we get - it has a point. This, on the one hand, is ridiculous. [Nov 2008, p.104]
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  1. JustinRay
    Sep 17, 2008
    Sure, it''s awful if you are thinking you're getting a game. This is not Nintenfish. It's just a virtual fish tank. How much of a game could there be? Really, it's just a fancy screen saver to leave on in the background while you do other things. Think of it as the burning fireplace video, but for your Wii. Expand
  2. AnonymousMC
    Jan 5, 2009
    There is by no means anything wrong with this application, it's just lacking in some areas. I hae no idea how I unloack fish (it seems every time I turn on My Aquarium I've unloacked something...) Some of the fish models look a little...strange (What a fat betta!) And the interfacing could have been better organized...

    On'ce you manage to get a tank going though, It's a solid WiiWare app. A lower price may be more appropriate though