Fish Life

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Fish Life
Publisher: Sega
Genre: ETC

Number of players: 1
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Fish Life[1]is a virtual aquarium developed by Sega.

Fish Life is a simulation of a fish tank with an added touch screen, allowing users to interact with virtual fish. Users can call the fishes (fishes will react to users voice causing a number of reactions on the fishes like happiness, anger, sadness) , feed the fishes and watch them grow, draw in the screen (users can draw a fish and watch it being followed by the other fishes while moving it), when users touch a fish his name and species are displayed and its even possible to make music with a virtual piano. While designed to be placed in an arcade environment, it is not an arcade game, instead being designed as "interior decor" or "healing art"[2]. Fish Life is free to play but has no goals and never "ends", instead acting more of a distraction. It does not accept currency and loops endlessly to relieve boredom.

Fish Life is composed of two parts; the HKS-0200, the main unit, based on Dreamcast Hardware, uses the same GD-ROM format of storage for software and acts as a base for the other part, the HKS-0100, a 15 inch touch screen monitor with sound recognition capabilities. The HKS-0200 can be used as a stand alone unit when connected to a tv (for interior decor) or combined with the HKS-0100 for the full experience, in this case the set is called HKS-0300. Fish Life was only ever produced in small quantities in Japan in around 2000, and may not have even passed its location test.

Magazine articles

Main article: Fish Life/Magazine articles.


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  1. (archived 2007-07-11 04:19)
  2. File:ODM UK 12.pdf, page 30