Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Description: WhatsFish2 is a shoot-'em-up Astroids-style game that calls itself a "fishing game."
Pros: Easy to use. Tons of levels and options.
Cons: I couldn’t understand the instructions, which appear to be in a broken English.
Bottom Line: I’m not a gamer, but something about a turtle with a rocket launcher on its back or a crab wielding two machines guns and taking aim at other fish was fun and addictive. One of the editors of Scuba Diving magazine told me I had to try this game and she was right! I became addicted trying to score as many points as possible and unlocking new boards and options. It wasn't very rewarding shooting at sharks — I’m a big fan of sharks, of course! — but I did get into it after the shark ate me for shooting underwater rockets at him. The biggest drawback was that I couldn't understand the instructions, so just gave it the old college try and started playing. It’s a bit confusing where to click or what to do at first, but once you get the hang of it WhatsFish2 is a fun game. Get it (for free!) while you can.
To "purchase," go to WhatsFish2.
PADI Rescue Diver Michael Dombrowski, President of DomCo Electronics, Inc., is an Electrical and Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience specializing in iOS applications and rapid prototyping. He has created apps for the educational industry, including The Organwise Guys, and for the dive industry with RB Planner, as well as prototypes for the Arduino Community. To see more, visit his website at www.DomCoElectronics.com.