Aquascapes is a hidden object game that centers around building your very own aquarium. The premise of the game is simple - decorate and populate your aquarium with a plethora of underwater objects and fish!
But how can you do that when you eventually run out of coins and can no longer furbish your aquarium with knick-knacks or decorations? A nosey sea turtle, your guide, will enter the scene and ask you to click the "Play" button, and this will start your hide-and-seek fun.
As can be expected from an aquatic-themed game, the hidden object scenes featured in Aquascapes depict the vast and beautiful underwater world. You will get to interact with all manners of sea creatures, explore sunken shipwrecks, be transported into historic underwater relics and more!
You may also witness for yourself, in some scenes, how polluted the oceans are thanks to mankind. It is a sobering experience knowing the negative impact we have on our environment, and it may inspire you, like how it inspired us, to be more mindful of the waste we produce.
All in all, these scenes are definitely worth exploring, and it shows a side of the ocean that us surface-dwellers may never get to see with our own eyes.
Aquascapes has perfectly weaved in the hidden object gameplay with the aquatic theme of the game. As any fan of the hidden object game may know, finding the hidden objects may take time. Yet time is definitely of the essence in this game, especially when you are underwater as your oxygen starts running low.
There are various achievements that you can get for clearing the hidden object scenes quickly. For example, in some scenes, you can get the "Diver" achievement when you find one of the three listed objects as soon as possible. This certainly adds more variety and depth to the game, and incentivizes clearing each hidden object scene as fast as possible!
If you don't want to be stressed out with a ticking time bomb, you can choose the casual mode with unlimited time to find each hidden object. You can still get the achievements, so no need to worry on that front.
If you are stuck, you can always ask for a hint. Just be wary though, because hints take awhile to recharge and if you have to keep relying on it, your timing will be affected. The faster you clear the level, the bigger the coin bonus you get, so keep your eyes peeled!
After several levels, you may also encounter a "Gold Rush" mode in which you have to click on as many gold items as possible within 30 seconds. This will keep your adrenaline pumping as you strive to click on the items as fast as you can. In return, you will get additional coins which can be used to spruce up your aquarium.
You may also interact with the fishes in your aquarium, and find out for yourself their likes and dislikes. Yes, your fishes have preferences too! In Aquascapes, they are not shy about communicating their wants and needs, and their Beauty Level is determined by how well you treat them. At times, they may be hungry, and you will have to feed them by selecting the fish food can at the bottom panel. At other times, however, they may even have feedback on the interior decoration of the aquarium, and request you to decorate it with a specific item.
Things can also get dirty in the aquarium, especially when it gets more crowded, so keep it clean and hygienic for your beautiful fishes to shine!
Aquascapes is a simple yet charming game, a perfect choice for point-and-click lovers and hidden object casual gamers alike. The mixture of hidden object gameplay with resource management mechanics makes this a title many will appreciate.
So put on your diving suit and get ready to dive into this wondrous world!
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